Gerald Evan Jones Sr., 72 of Secane PA, passed away peacefully on September 10, 2021.
Known to his friends, and loved ones as Jerry; he was born in Mahanoy City, PA on February 11, 1949 to the late David and Margaret (nee Witchy) Jones.
His family moved to Philadelphia in the early 1950’s, and settled in the west Philly section of the city. Jerry graduated from Bok Technical High School in 1967. In August of 1967; Jerry enlisted in the United States Marine Corp, and proudly served his country in the Vietnam War.
Jerry was in the 1st Battalion, 1st Marines. He bravely fought at the battle of Hue city. He received an honorable discharge on September 10, 1969. Jerry worked for Presbyterian Hospital in the maintenance department for 20 years.
Jerry enjoyed spending time with close friends and sharing war stories with fellow veterans. He was cared for, and truly loved by the wonderful staff at the Haskins House Veterans Home. Jerry was generous, and kind. Respectful, and courteous.
Jerry is survived by his children, Michael (Flora) Somers, Gerald Jr., Michelle (David) Kay, and former spouse Maureen (nee Morrow) Jones, and several grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Jerry’s son Paul David Jones preceded him in death.
Services and Burial will be private at a later date.
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