Obituary from The Washington Post, February 8, 2002
Courtesy of Ed Gursky, Class of 1965
Robert S. Jones, 55, a Montgomery County firefighter who retired in 1999, died Feb. 2 at Holy Cross Hospital. The cause of death is unknown, pending a report by the Maryland medical examiner’s office.
Mr. Jones, who lived in Silver Spring, was born in Newport News, Va. He was raised in Wheaton and was a graduate of Robert E. Peary High School.
Mr. Jones was a cable splicer for Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. as a young man and a volunteer with the Wheaton Rescue Squad. He served in the Army in Vietnam.
He became a firefighter in 1978 and was later secretary-treasurer of the county Firefighters Local 1664. His honors included a Governor’s Citation for service to the state.
Mr. Jones was an umpire for the American Softball Association. His interests also included golf. Survivors include his wife, Catherine “Kay” Jones, and a daughter, Wendy Jones, both of Silver Spring, and two sisters.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday February 6th with burial at Parklawn Cemetery.
Sister, Phyliss (1967), is listed here with us on MSO.
Memorials in his name may be made to:
Montgomery County Career Fire Fighters Welfare and Benefit Fund
932 Hungerford Dr. Suite 33-A, Rockville MD 20850
(Benefit fund information provided by Stu Hanson, 1980)