Edward Jones

Edward Jones

July 6, 2013
Edward Jones, 87, of East Scranton died Saturday morning at the Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania following an illness. His wife was the former Ann Orr who died in 1977.
Born in Scranton, son of the late Joseph and Sarah Harris Jones, he was a retired owner of Ed’s Market and was a former meat cutter for Gallagher’s Market and Brunetti’s. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II in the Asiatic Pacific Theater as a Sergeant.
Ed loved family gathering at his farm at Lake Sheridan.
Surviving are three sons Edward S. and his wife Margaret of Virginia Bach, VA, James L. and wife Arlene of Garland, TX, and Scott T. and his wife Diane of Portsmouth, VA; a brother Henry and his wife Clare of Ransom Twp.; his best man Frank DeRigge; the Powell family; and his best buddies Katie and Alyson; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by Thomas, David, Benjamin, Morris, Arthur, Joseph, John, and George; a sister Mary Ann Gabriel; and his loving companion Beatrice Powell.
Funeral Services will be Tuesday at 10:00am in the Vanston and James Funeral Home 1401 Ash St. with services by Rev. Earl O. Cassel.
Friends may call Monday from 4:00-7:00.
Interment, Abington Hills Cemetery, S. Abington Twp.
To send the family an online condolence visit www.vanstonandjames.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to and are under the direction of Robert C. Jones, Funeral Director.


  1. Linda Varnis

    I am sorry I can’t make the services, but wanted to take a minute to tell you how much Ed will be missed in the neighborhood. It has been wonderful to be his neighbor for the last 7 years. He gave me gardening tips, we shared flowers, and he supplied the entire block with tomatoes every summer. He always had a smile and a hello when we passed on the street. I know he is in a better place, but I am sad he is gone.

  2. Janie Jones Kashuba

    Ed, Jim and Scott,I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m unable to make the services because I have strep throat and an ear infection. Your Dad was always one of my favorite Uncles,such a good man.I’m sure my Dad is greeting him in heaven. I feel so bad that I can’t make it to pay my last respects. God Bless and Comfort you all, love Janie

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