Obituary of Richard Jones
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Richard H. (Richie) Jones, 86, of Nanticoke, passed away on Friday, November 4, 2022 at Birchwood Healthcare and Rehabilitaiton Center, Nanticoke.
He was married to the former, Catherine M. (Gilvickas) Jones “Ciocia Kay”, of Nanticoke, who passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 after nearly sixty of marriage.
Born April 9,1936, he was the son of the late Joseph and Anna (Grigos) Jones. Richie graduated from Nanticoke High School, class of 1954, excelled in baseball and went on to play semi-pro. He then joined the Air Force, serving during the Korean War era as a crew chief on a B-47 Strategic Bomber. He was honorably discharged .in 1958. After his military service, he became a welder with Pipefitters and Plumbers Local 524 until he retired.
Richie was an avid outdoorsman. He loved fishing in Canada and hunting with his nephews. He also was a great cook and could make some really good pickled fish. He belonged to American Legion Post 350, Nanticoke and played the bass guitar for Stanky and The Coalminers, and the Jolly Joe and the Bavarians.
Surviving are a sister-in-law, Sophia Fimowicz, Wyoming; nieces and nephews; Pamela Serratore (Peter), Wyoming; and Deborah Benjamin (David), Littleton, Colorado; Stanley Fimowicz (Martha), Shavertown; Robert Jones (Nannette), Philadelphia; Michael Jones, Croyden; and Thomas Jones (Theresa), Mount Royal, New Jersey; along with several great nieces and nephews.
Private funeral services were held at the convenience of the family. There will be no public viewing or calling hours.