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Robert Jones

March 21, 1939 — July 24, 2019


Robert Montgomery Jones passed away peacefully July 24th, 2019.

Bob is survived by his loving wife Vera, his daughter Gwenith (Steve), son Robert (Julie), grandchildren Andrew (Rachel), James, Dylan, Trace, Carter, Quin, Katie, siblings Jeff (Polly) and Janet. Nieces and nephews: Michelle, John (Joleen) (Ryan, Jack), Karen (Ryan)(Lydia), Stephen (Jeannette)(Abby, McKenna), Bethany (Mark)(Ethan, Cadi, Luke, Lily, Hope), brother-in-law Morgan (Tammy), cousins Holly and Ann.

Bob was born in Youngstown, Ohio, grew up in Canfield, Ohio, attended Oberlin College (where he met Vera) and received a masters from Kent State, Ohio.

After some world traveling and teaching, Bob served as director of the Putnam County Library System in Ohio for 20 years.  He retired to the Asheville, North Carolina area.

Bob had many interests including reading, running, music, time with family, traveling, gardening, photography and the Masons. He was a long-time member of Ottawa Presbyterian Church where he was a member of the choir and session. He was also a member of the Ottawa Barbershop group Benchmark.

The family appreciates the care Bob received while at the John F. Keever, Jr. Solace Center.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bob’s memory to the Ottawa Presbyterian Church Scholarship Fund, Israel Putnam Masonic Lodge #797, American Cancer Society, or St. Joseph’s Indian School.

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