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Edward J. Jones

August 5, 1944 - April 16, 2018

U.S. Veteran

Service Date: April 23, 2018

Funeral Home Corcoran Funeral Home Inc

Cemetery St. Mary s Cemetery

Church St. Nicholas Church

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Edward J. Jones, 73 of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Monday, April 16, 2018 at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, from injuries resulting from a fall.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the late Edward J. and Isabelle A. (Howlan) Jones.

Ed was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School, Wilkes-Barre, Class of 1962, and Wilkes-Barre Business College.  He was an Army Veteran, and upon his honorable discharge he attended Kings College, Wilkes-Barre, earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work.

Eddie was a devout catholic and was a very active member of St. Nicholas Church, Wilkes-Barre, where he served as a Eucharistic Minister.  He was a member of the church choir, the parish liturgical committee, was the director of the Funeral Mass acolytes, and would distribute Holy Communion to the homebound on Saturday and Sunday.

He was a member of the Marywood University Concert Choir, St. Peter’s Cathedral Festival Choir, Scranton, participated in Choral Service at St. Stephen’s Pro Cathedral, Wilkes-Barre, and was a member of the choir at St. John the Evangelist Church, North Wilkes-Barre, until its closure and merger.

He was employed at Sunshine Markets for many years as Deli Manager and Front End Manager until the store’s closing.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his Brothers Robert and Donald Jones, Sister Gloria (Mooney) Ward, and niece Renee Carr.

Surviving are his nephews Joseph Mooney and his wife Shelia, Warrior Run, Donald Jones and his wife Megan, Ashley, and Anthony Jones, Sugar Notch, nieces Melissa Borzellino and her husband Anthony, Reading, and Jocelyn Jones, Scranton, sisters-in-law Suzanne Jones, Scranton, and Charlene Jones, Reading, several great-nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, April 23, 2018 at 10:00 am at St. Nicholas Church, 226 South Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania  18701, with Father Joseph D. Verespy, Pastor, officiating.  Interment will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township.  Family and friends may call Sunday from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at St. Nicholas Church.  Arrangements by the Corcoran Funeral Home, Inc., 20 South Main Street, Plains, PA.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Nicholas Church in Edward’s memory.