Robert Arnold Jones

Robert Arnold Jones

Robert Arnold Jones, 82, of Cranesville, passed away Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Manchester Commons.  He was born October 18, 1936 in Cranesville, a son of the late James Sr. and Sylvia (Taylor) Jones.  Arnold retired from Copes-Vulcan as a machinist after 29 years of service.  He was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Albion, the Edinboro/McKean VFW and the Girard American Legion.  He was on the Cranesville Borough Council for many years, and he enjoyed hunting and fishing.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley (Lasher) Jones, a great-granddaughter, Lily Lamb, three brothers, Leroy, Clyde and Harold Jones, three sisters, Gladys Sherman, Ruth Campbell, Lucille Johnson.  Arnold is survived by two sons, Bradley Jones and his wife, Pam, of Erie, Dr. Wayne Jones and his wife, Nancy, of Fairview, three daughters, Mary Jones of Albion, Amy Fellows and her husband, Jeff, of Albion, Lisa Andrews and her husband, Matthew, of Cranesville, two sisters, Irene Bennett of Erie, Elsie Callahan of Albion, two brothers, Bernell Jones of Albion, Edward Jones and his wife, Charlene, of Cranesville.  Also surviving are nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  The family would like to say a special “Thank You” to the staff at Manchester Commons for the wonderful care they gave their father.  All services will be private by the family.  Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Arnold to the Hunt of a Lifetime Foundation, P.O. Box 241, Harborcreek, PA  16421.  The Mattera Funeral Home, 188 East State Street, Albion, is handling the funeral arrangements.  To light a memory candle or leave a condolence, please visit 


Left by  “Carol Alexander” on 08/27/2019

Such a sweet man! Thank you, Mary, for sharing your dear Dad with me all these years since losing my own. Arnold never missed sending a card on special occasions. And he always called when in town to have me join you two in a meal. He had a generous heart, and would often bring me seasonal fruits to can, esp. rhubarb. He loved to bake his family rhubarb-custard pies, but there were always some stalks left for me to make sauce. I cherish the little things: his holding doors for me, plants from the garden, and his quick uncensored remarks. Yes, the sweetest of men, with a grand sense of humor! He will be sorely missed at this end. My warm condolences to ALL the family.

Left by  “Roger and Kristine Copeland ” on 08/27/2019

Our deepest sympathies and prayers.

Left by  “Tim Val Crane” on 08/27/2019

So sorry for your loss run a lot of calls with your dad over the years .

Left by  “Walt & Deb Weir” on 08/27/2019

Thoughts and Prayers to Family and Friends.

Left by  “Nancy and Jeff Gruver ” on 08/26/2019

We are so sorry to hear this and wish to convey our condolences to the family.

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