November 26, 2014
William “Bill” Jones, age 77, of Dunmore, PA, went to be with the Lord on November 26, 2014, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. The loving husband of Louise E. Guse Jones for 56 years, he passed away at his home surrounded by his family.
Bill lived in the Scranton area his entire life. Bill’s smile, laugh, spirit, warm heart and moustache will be deeply missed by all who knew him. He was an original member of the choral group “The Key Notes”. He was an avid golfer, and especially enjoyed playing in the Twilight League at Elmhurst Country Club.
Bill retired as Vice President from Acker Drill Company in 2012 where he had worked diligently for 47 years. He attended Elm Park United Methodist Church and was formerly a member of Myrtle Street United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir and served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Bill was a Past Master of Union Lodge #291 and was a 1955 graduate of Scranton Technical High School.
Bill is survived by three children: Leslie Griffin and husband Steve, Leesburg, VA; William Jones, Jr. and wife Kathy, Annandale, VA; and Keith Jones and wife Maria, Lansdale, PA; and five grandchildren: Laura and Lindsey Griffin; Sarah and William Jones III; and Michaela Jones. He is also survived by in-laws: Jack Seeger, Paul and Irene Guse, Ellen Guse, Ed and Nancy Guse, Elaine Guse, Donny and Gerri Guse; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents: William H. and Gladys Warman Jones; and two sisters: Maude Jones and Shirley J. Seeger.
Visitation will be held on Monday from 4-6:45 PM at Vanston and James Funeral Home, 1401 Ash Street, Scranton, PA. A Masonic service will be held at 6:45PM. Friends may also call Tuesday morning from 10:30am until time of service at the church.
The funeral service will be held at 11 AM Tuesday at Elm Park United Methodist Church, 712 Linden Street, Scranton, PA with Reverend Howard Woodruff, Reverend Peter Carey and Revered Betty Reilly.
Interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst.
Memorial contributions may be made to Elm Park United Methodist Church Memorial Fund or to Traditional Home Health and Hospice, 113 West Drinker Street, Dunmore, PA.
The family would like to thank Dr. Phillip Boccagno, Dr. Aakansha Asija, the staff of Northeast Radiation Oncology, and the nurses of Traditional Home Health and Hospice for their outstanding care and compassion for Bill during his illness.
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