Bob was born February 7, 1936, at his St Paul home, in the Rondo neighborhood, during a snowstorm. He was the 5th of 7 children to Myron Ethan and Eva Jones. He passed away peacefully on October 21, 2023.
He graduated from Mechanic Arts in 1955. He worked at West Publishing Company, where he met the love of his life, Judy. On January 6, they would’ve celebrated 63 years of marriage. He retired from West Publishing after 42 years.
He loved the Vikings, Twins, or any sport he could watch on TV. He was a State Champion Horseshoe pitcher in his class. He loved playing Cribbage, 500, Bingo and building lots of puzzles. He did a lot of Volunteering in the Community.
He is survived by his big sister, Myrna Vincient, his loving wife, partner and best friend, Judy Yaeger Jones, his 4 daughters, Debra Emery, Sheila Jones, Angela (Mike) Flanaghan, Shonagh Jones. His 9 grandchildren; Michael, Brian, Bobbi Jo, Julie, David, Philip, Kevin, Mary and Micaah; 11 great-grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by his family, many cousins, nieces, nephews, wonderful neighbors, and friends. The family appreciates the wisdom and care of the Allina Hospice Team.
A gathering for Bob’s Celebration of Life: Saturday, November 18, at Noon, Service at 1PM.
Cremation Society of Minnesota at 1979 Old Hudson Road.
Private Interment in Prescott, WI.
In Lieu of flowers, Memorials preferred: Shop With Cops Program or Washington County Historical Society.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Robert
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Cremation Society Of Minnesota | St. Paul