John J. Jones Jr. 1922-2017

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STOW — John J. Jones Jr., 95, formerly of Girard, passed away Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at Altercare in Stow.

John was born Jan. 10, 1922, in Canton, the son of John J. and Marie Smail Jones Sr.

John graduated at age 16 from Girard High School. He attended Youngstown State University and worked at Packard Electric before serving in the Army during World War II. In 1949, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration / accounting from YSU. He worked for 27 years as a treasury agent in the Intelligence Division for the Internal Revenue Service prior to his retirement in 1977. John was an avid tennis player, world traveler and sports enthusiast throughout his life. He was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Girard, a member of the Girard Historical Society and delivered Trumbull County Mobile Meals for many years.

Besides his parents, John was preceded in death by his brother, Edward; first wife, Dorothy Von Kaenel Jones, whom he married in 1953 and who died in 1997; and second wife, Charlotte Nuzum Jones, whom he married in 1999 and who died 2012.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his cousins, Robert (Lynnda) Hoefler of Stow, Randall (Debbie) Hoefler of Plano, Texas, and Rose Marie Black, formerly of Murrysville, Pa.; Charlotte’s stepchildren; his friends and dear neighbors.

A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 78 E. Liberty St., Girard. He will be laid to rest in Girard Liberty Union Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the charity of your choice. Visit www.blackstonefuneralhome.com to view this obituary and to send any condolences to the family.

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