Robert “Bob” Paul Jones, age 83, of Saegertown and formerly of Cambridge Springs, passed away on Monday, December 5, 2016 at Wesbury United Methodist Community, Meadville, PA. Born in Cambridge Township, Crawford County, on July 25, 1933, Robert was a son of the late Gerald George Jones and Gladys Vivian Young Jones. Robert married Alice Leonard and later he married Iva M. Boardman.
Robert was a proud veteran, serving his country in the US Army during the Korean War from 1951-1954. After his military service, he became self-employed as an auto body mechanic, and also worked as a security guard for Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA, and driving truck for Erie Disposal. In 1972 he became owner/operator of B-J Disposal Service located in Cambridge Springs, PA, retiring in 1982. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, tinkering on any kind of automobile, helping friends and family with any odd job that came along, and spending time with his beloved, June.
Robert’s survivors include his children – Dale Eugene Jones of Linesville; Diana Marie Abbott (Carl) of Meadville; Diamond Jim Jones (Amy) of Cambridge Springs; Bobbi Jo Trace (Sam) of Edinboro; and Jon Paul Jones (Alyssa Hetrick) of Cambridge Springs. Also three stepchildren – David E. Jones (Carol) of Medway, OH; Cheryl A. Burdick (Richard) of Townville; and Patrick S. Jones (Kyle) of Waterford. Additional survivors include his siblings – Ethel Landers of Saegertown; Floyd Jones (Iva) of Union City; and Shirley Higley (Duane) of Cambridge Springs; a niece – Georgianna Jones (Duane) of Canadohta Lake; and his rock and companion – June Linder of Pierpoint, OH. Robert was preceded in death by his brother – Earl Jones; his sister – Thelma Jean Brown; his grandson – Jason Abbott; and his nephew – Philip Brown. Also surviving are several grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs on Thursday, December 8th from 2-4 to 7-9. Funeral services will be held there on Friday at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Rod Beardsley, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Cambridge Springs, officiating. Interment will be in Saegertown Cemetery.