Henry Jones,83, Ransom Twp., died Friday morning in the Geisinger Community Medical Center after being stricken ill. His wife is the former Clare Bartels. The couple had recently celebrated 63 years of marriage in December.
Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Joseph and Sarah Harris Jones. He was a member of the United Baptist Church, West Scranton. Prior to his retirement he had been employed as a heavy equipment operator for 58 years with the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 542. Earlier in his life he had been employed by the Chrysler Corp in Detroit, Michigan.
A man of many talents he was the Master Mechanic with Bechtel Power Corporation during construction of the Susquehanna Steam Generation Plant. Hank was the former Maintenance Supervisor at the Abington Heights Middle School. Hank was the former Ransom Twp. Supervisor where he served for 15 years. He was a United States Army veteran serving with the 802nd Engineer Aviation BN of the 6th Armored Division. He was a member of the Lackawanna County Association of Township Supervisors and served as its first Vice President.
The family would like to thank the doctors and staff at the Geisinger Community Medical Center Emergency Room specifically Dr. Louis DeNaples for the care and compassion shown to Henry and his family. The family would also like to thank Dr. Wayne Weston for his personalized care to Henry.
Also surviving are sons Henry J and his wife Maureen of Clarks Summit, Eugene and his companion Marilyn of Ransom Twp., and Donald and his companion Deborah Snell of Clarks Summit; grandchildren Brian,Heather, Meghan, Robert, Thomas, Donald and Timothy; two great grandchildren Brian, Jr. and Troy; many nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by brothers Thomas, David, Benjamin, Morris, Arthur, Joseph, John,Edward and George and a sister Mary Ann Gabriel.
Private funeral services were held in the Vanston and James Funeral Home.
Interment, Milwaukee Cemetery, Ransom Twp.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Vanston and James Funeral Home and are under the care and direction of Robert C. Jones, Funeral Director.
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