GREENVILLE, Pa. - Tom B. Jones, M.D., of Greenville, Pa., 79, peacefully passed away Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013.
Tom was born on Sept. 2, 1934, to Dr. Harry Bradford Jones, M.D., and Marquerite Augusta Benjamin Jones in New Sheffield, Pa.
He graduated from Aliquippa High School in 1954, Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pa., in 1952, and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 1959. He completed his internship in internal medicine at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa., from 1959 to 1960.
On July 9, 1960, he married the former Mary Rose Keane.
Following his military service in the U.S. Army, Tom established a medical practice in New Brighton / Beaver Falls, Pa. For many reasons, he decided to return to Mercy Hospital and started a radiology residency in 1969. From 1969 until completion of his residency in 1972, he worked in the emergency room of United Hospital, Beaver Falls, Pa.
Tom and his wife, Mary, moved to Greenville in 1972, and he worked as a diagnostic radiologist at Greenville Regional Hospital until his retirement in 1996.
In addition to holding many positions of importance through his medical staff appointment at Greenville Hospital, Tom was exceptionally active in St. Michael's Church in Greenville. There he was an extraordinary minister and member of the building committee, spiritual formation committee, pastoral council and the cursillo movement. He was a life member of the Knights of Columbus. In January 2007, he received the Parish Appreciation Award, and he was awarded the Erie Diocese Bishop's Commendation for service in August 2011.
Tom will be remembered for his unending devotion to his family, his profession, his patients and his faith. His service to all was never questioned, and his legacy will live on.
Tom is survived by four daughters, Mary Elizabeth (Frank) Cano of Greenville, Karen Marie (James) Hamm of New Castle, Pa., Molly Susan (Brian) Copple of Gibsonia and Maureen Rose Jones of Greenville; seven sons, Thomas Benjamin (Darlene) Jones Jr., M.D., of Warren, Daniel Keane (Tina) Jones, Ph.D., of Utica, N.Y., Carl Richard Jones of Gibsonia, David William (Deb) Jones of Knox, Pa., Kenneth Earl (Michele) Jones, M.D., of Warren, Michael Anthony (Erica) Jones, M.D., of Warren and Christopher Robert (Karen) Jones of Wexford; and 32 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and three brothers, Harry B. Jones Jr., M.D., Carl E. Jones and Richard S. Jones.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael School Endowment Fund, 85 N. High St., Greenville, PA 16125.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Greenville, with the Most Rev. Donald W. Trautman, bishop emeritus of Erie, as celebrant, and the Rev. John L. Miller serving as homilist.
Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Greenville.
Burial with military honors rendered by Greenville VFW Post 3374 will take place in St. Michael Cemetery, Greenville.
Visitors may sign the online guestbook and view a video tribute at loutzenhiser-jordanfuneral