Earl W. Jones


Earl W. Jones, 82, of New Castle, passed away peacefully Friday evening, June 7, 2019, in UPMC Jameson.
Mr. Jones was born on July 7, 1936, in Princeton, a son of the late Robert and Myrtle (Shaffer) Jones.
His beloved wife, the former Susan Davis, whom he married in 1957, passed away Jan. 17, 1999.
A lifelong area resident, he graduated from Princeton High School and proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War era.
A longtime truck driver, Earl was a member of Teamsters Local 261 and retired from McLeans Trucking, both in West Middlesex. He was previously employed by Preston Trucking in Sharon.
Earl was of the Presbyterian faith.
He was an exceptional slo-pitch softball pitcher and played for several traveling teams throughout his life. Earl enjoyed cutting his grass, going to the casino, and loved spending time with his family.
He is survived by three daughters, Justinea "Nina" Presnar and her companion, Dennis Kuth and Jeanneen Senko and her companion, Randy Leo, all of New Castle; and Joscelyn (Steve) Lilley of Mill Run; three sons, Wayne Jones, and his companion, Linda Jean Heath, of Daytona Beach, Florida; and Robert Jones and Jason Jones, both of New Castle; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren, one of which, Kyler Robert Jones, he was thrilled to be able to meet this past year. Also surviving are his longtime companion, Emma Greathouse, with whom he made his home in New Castle.
In addition to his wife and parents, Earl was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert, Kenneth and William Jones; a sister, Eleanor Miller; a son-in-law, Richard Presnar; a daughter-in-law, Rosemary Jones; and a grandson, Joshua Jones.
Calling hours will be 3 p.m. until the time of service on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, in J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 111 W. Falls St., New Castle. Funeral service will be held at 6 p.m., in the funeral home, with Pastor Joseph Zingaro, officiating. Full military honors will be rendered by the New Castle Area Honor Guard. Interment will be in Mt. Hermon Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Published on June 9, 2019
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