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Edward L. Jones, Jr.

Posted By DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On February 4, 2022 @ 1:19 pm In Obituaries | 5 Comments

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Edward L. Jones, Jr., 96, of Lititz, passed away on February 1, 2022 at UPMC Lititz. Born in Kingston, PA, he was the son of the late Edward L., Sr. and Gertrude (Steinhauer) Jones. He was the husband of Lois A. (Miller) Jones until her passing in 2000 and of Ruth (Coulson) Jones for 17 years.

A graduate of Kingston High School Class of 1942, Edward received a B.A. Degree from Muhlenberg College in 1948 and received a Professional Certification in Advertising and Journalism in 1949 from the Charles Morris Price School in Philadelphia.

In his professional career, Edward worked in advertising including for the Lynn-Fieldhouse Advertising Agency, The Murray Corporation of America, Hamilton Watch Company, Time Computer Inc., Kelly Michener Advertising Agency, and Charles Haldeman, Inc.

Edward also served with the U.S. Navy Construction Battalions from 1943-46, with duty in Hawaii, Guam, and in the occupation of Japan. He was a Life Member of the Navy Seabee Veterans Association, Island X-5, Lancaster, and Commander, 2001-02.

Active in the community, Edward was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, Kingston Lodge #395, F&A.M., received the 60- Year Service Award from the Grand Lodge of PA in 2006, was the 2002-03 President of the Lutheran Historical Society of Lancaster County, member of the Silver Threads of Lancaster, member of Trinity Lutheran Church since 1954 where he served as a member of the Vestry, was a teacher in Sunday School and Adult Form, lay reader, and various committees and activities.

Edward is survived by his wife, children; Edward L. Jones, III, husband of Gloria Jean Jones, of Millersville, PA and Catherine J. Bowers of Madison, TN, ,6 grandchildren; Jarrame, Jayson, Matt, and Brandon Bowers, Robert Jones, and Christina (Jones) McElroy, 8 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death along with his parents and first wife by a sister; Elizabeth J. Dann.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 31 S. Duke St., Lancaster, PA 17602 at 2 PM. Visitation will occur from 1 PM until the time of service. Interment in the church memorial gardens. Please omit flowers; memorial contributions may be made to the church at the address above.

Condolences for the family of “Edward L. Jones, Jr.”

Condolence from Wyatt Family on February 4th, 2022 6:13 pm


You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.


Condolence from Jack & Jean Hoffman on February 5th, 2022 1:27 pm

Ed was a gracious gentleman in every way. We appreciated knowing him back across the years. To Ruth and all of Ed’s family, we send our love and lift our prayers.

Jack & Jean Hoffman

Condolence from Julia Rowan Monaco on February 6th, 2022 4:18 pm

Peachy and Edward,
My sincerest sympathy to you and your family! How very blessed to have your dad for so long! I have such fond memories of your dad and your household when we were kids. May you be comforted knowing he is truly home! With lots of love,
Julia Rowan Monaco

Condolence from Paul Martin Jr on February 8th, 2022 2:36 pm

Peach and Ed,
My condolences. Ed was a fine man. I’m still living in the house he sold me.

Condolence from Beverly Jordan on February 9th, 2022 10:43 pm

Dear Ruth and family,
I was so sad to learn of Ed’s passing. What a sweet, kind man. I knew him as a lovely neighbor and then later as a bridge buddy. Ed will be so missed by all of us. I am sending love, prayers and many healing thoughts to you and Ed’s whole family.
Sharing your sorrow,
Bev Jordan

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