|Birth: ||Dec. 15, 1918|
|Death: ||Nov. 26, 2011|
☆☆☆～ World War II Veteran ～☆☆☆
Served in the U.S. Army as a rifleman with the 80th Infantry Division. He earned the Purple Heart for shrapnel wounds received in January 1945 while fighting in Luxembourg during the Battle of the Bulge.
Tom was a 1938 graduate of Nanticoke High School, and lived most of his life in Forty Fort. On April 2, 1961, he married Marcia Engler at the Nanticoke First United Methodist Church. The couple had one daughter, Carolyn Jane, who was born blind.
For many years, Tom volunteered much of his time on behalf of local mentally challenged and visually impaired persons. He helped organize The Relatives and Friends of White Haven Center during the early 1970s and remained active and involved with the center and its guests until very recently. Tom was a past-president and Board Member Emeritus of the Greater Wilkes-Barre Association for the Blind with more than 36 years of service. He was also formerly active with the Wilkes-Barre YMCA, where he was co-chair of the 1962 membership campaign.
He was a longtime employee of Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania, serving as public relations coordinator for 27 years, prior to his retirement in 1987. He was an active and energetic member of the First United Methodist Church of Wilkes-Barre.
Tom's wife, Marcia Engler Jones, died in 1976. His brothers, Evan, David, William, John, Robert and Paul Jones all preceded him in death.
John William Jones (1883 - 1941)
Edith May Smith Jones (1888 - 1960)
Marcia Fay Engler Jones (1922 - 1976)*
William Sheldon Jones (1912 - 1978)*
Thomas William Jones (1918 - 2011)
Fern Knoll Burial Park
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Originally Created by: Rich Fedoush
Record added: Dec 01, 2011
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