Ronald "RJ" Jones, 71 of Monongahela, died Tuesday, October 19, 2021 after a brief illness in his home. Born June 21, 1950 in Monongahela, he was the son of the late Edward "Pal" and Almeda Jones.
After his graduation in 1968 from Monongahela High School, RJ earned his Bachelor's Degree from California University, he then served two years in the U.S. Army Reserves.
He enjoyed watching Penn State Football and all the Pittsburgh Sports teams.
A member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Monongahela, he worked Construction for many years and was a member of the Hoot Owls, Haymakers, and the Carroll Twp. American Legion Post #949. Surviving are his wife Linda Ghilani Jones who he married in 1986; four daughters Christy (Ron) Bilo of Medford, N.J.; Carrie (Joe) Pansino of Rostraver Twp.; Amber (Angelo) Gioia of Stillwater, and Kelley Jones Ph.D. (Blake McNeill) of Durham, N.C.; a brother Douglas Jones (Sheila Dague) of Fla.; seven grandchildren Cameron and Millen Mowry, Madison and Haley Bilo, Vincenzio and Mary Christine Pansino and Kaia Gioia; along with numerous good friends and family.
Friends will be received at the Marshall Marra Funeral Home, 216 Chess Street, Monongahela, 724-258-6767, marshallmarrafuneralhome.com from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, where funeral services will be held at noon Friday, October 22, 2021, with Pastor Matthew Stabe officiating.
Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Carroll Twp.