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William Henry Jones
April 3, 1931 ~ October 3, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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Bill passed peacefully while surrounded by his family. He was born to the late Henry Jones and Esther Gonzales Jones on April 3, 1931, in Scranton PA. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years Lucy Claudia, his children Christopher (Sarah), Claudia (Frank) Goppold and Kevin (Kathy) Grandchildren Walter (Theresa) Putnam, Mary Putnam, Will (Haley) Putnam, Jacque Jones, Alex Jones, Isaac Jones, Silvia Jones, and Larry Jones. Great Grandchildren Jones Woodie, Trey, Carmen, and Greyson Putnam. Bill is also survived by his brother Douglas (Barbara}, sister-in-law Ruth, and several nieces and nephews, predeceased by sisters Evelyn (Russell) Lloyd, Mary (Joseph) O’Brien and brother Henry M. Jones.
Bill graduated from North HS, Binghamton, NY and enlisted in the Army where he served in Japan during the Korean Conflict. After returning home he worked at Binghamton Slag Roofing Co. where he met the love his life Lucy Claudia. The couple married July 16, 1955, which started a beautiful love story. Bill accepted a job offer from IBM in March of 1953. He started entry level position and worked his way up to Plant Manager of IBM Charlotte before retiring in June 1989. He was known for being intense, tough yet fair and extremely ethical.
A priority to Bill was his family. He enjoyed spending time with them from family dinners to individual conversation. He taught all his children and grandchildren to value education and encouraged at minimum a college bachelor degree. One of his greatest joys was to see all 3 children and 8 grandchildren graduate from universities and one become a medical doctor.
In his retirement Bill found several projects to use his energy with doubling the size of their Canadian cottage and help his children with their projects. He also enjoyed golf and volunteering at St. Gabriel Catholic Church. He was a faithful catholic which embodied Christian principles.
The family is thankful for Gentiva (Hospice) was instrumental with him being cared for at home. The clergy of St. Gabriel made several visits to support and comfort the family.