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Robert Harry Jones, Jr.


Robert Harry Jones, known affectionately as Bob, passed away on June 29, 2024, at the age of 90, in Fernandina Beach, FL. Born on December 5, 1933, in McDonald, PA; Bob embarked on a lifelong journey of education and teaching, touching many lives along the way.

Bob graduated from Muskingum University, and went to work at Republic Steel where he became superintendent of the Open Hearth Operations.

While living in Portsmouth, OH he became a City Councilman and Mayor. He continued his education of Graduate studies at Marshall University and then went on to earn his PhD from the University of Pittsburg.
Bob’s academic pursuits led him to a distinguished career as a professor at East Stroudsburg University, where he inspired countless students with his knowledge and passion for learning.

A man of faith, Bob was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Fernandina Beach, FL and he cherished his leisure time. He was an avid golfer, an outstanding Bridge player and enjoyed reading too. These hobbies provided him not only relaxation, but also joyous moments shared with friends and family.

Bob is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Edith Louise and their 6 children, Gregory Hamilton, Sean Douglass, Kimberly Ann, Tracy Elizabeth and Kristian Charity. Bob was preceded in death by his oldest son Robert Silas. He also had 12 Grandchildren and 15 Great Grandchildren.

Bob’s legacy of wisdom, kindness and integrity will live on through his family and all who knew him. He had a life well lived and will be greatly missed.


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