North Lima – Donald J. Jones 87, a lifelong resident of Youngstown and Boardman, passed away January 7, 2022 at Assumption Village.
Donald known by his family and friends as “Red” was born January 16, 1934 in Youngstown, the son of the late J. Myron Jones and Geraldine E. (Morris) Jones.
He graduated from South High School in 1951 and attended Kent State University. He also served in the U. S. Army for two years during the Korean War.
Donald worked with the Midwestern Budget Company. In 1957, his brother “Joe” purchased Excel Auto Glass and he worked with him as service center manager and later account manager until it was sold in 1989 to Safe Lite Glass Corp. He continued to work at Safe Lite until retiring.
Donald was an avid sports fan. He particularly loved the Browns and the Buckeyes, and often attended his nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews sporting events. He was one of their biggest cheerleaders. In the 1980’s “Red” was the secretary of the “Yankee Runners” a gold league that he belonged to for many years.
On August 17, 1957, Donald married the love of his life, the former Dora J. Vaupel. During their 64 marriage, the two were inseparable. They enjoyed traveling, especially to Las Vegas, playing “Euchre” and spending fun times with the family and friends.
Donald is survived by his wife Dora, several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, who will miss their beloved fun “Uncle Red”.
Besides his parents, Donald was preceded in death by three brothers Joseph, Richard and Lloyd Jones.
There were private services held on Saturday, January15, 2022 at the Thompson Filicky Funeral Home, 4221 Market St., Boardman with Chaplain Gary Rozier as officiant.
Burial took place at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Boardman.
Red’s family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff at Assumption Village for their exceptional care they provided for him these past few years.
Material tributes may take the form of donations to the Assumption Smile Force Fund, Assumption Village, 9800 Market Street North Lima, Ohio 44452.
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Assumption Smile Force Fund
9800 Market St., North Lima OH 44452