Victor H. Jones of 208 Bentley Ave. Greenville, passed away at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, in White-Cliff Nursing Home, Hempfield Township. He was 88.
Mr. Jones was born Sept. 17, 1924, in Butler to Ralph and Mary Jones.
He was employed for 26 years at Progress Printing Co. on Clinton Street in Greenville, first working for his father-in-law, A.L. Johnson, then buying the business in 1967 with his partner, Bill Carley, and operating it until his retirement in 1980.
He was a member of Hillside Presbyterian Church, Greenville, and had been active as a trustee, elder and usher.
He was a veteran of the Battle of the Bulge, serving in the Army during World War II from 1943 to 1945.
Vic was involved in many community service activities. He was a Scoutmaster for Troop 72, operating from the Salvation Army, Greenville. He was a director of the former Greenville Recreation Center and the former Greenville Ice Skating Rink.
Vic was an organizer of church league softball in Greenville, managing and playing for Hillside United Presbyterian Church. After his playing days were over, he became an American Softball Association umpire and spent many years officiating with his good friend, Stan Adams.
His wife, the former Ruth Ann Johnson, whom he married Aug. 21, 1954, survives at home.
He also leaves: two sons, Gary Jones and his wife Tina, Greenville; and Vic Jones and his wife Shannon, St. Petersburg, Fla.; two daughters, Paula Monteleone and her husband Dominick, Butler; and Vickie McConnell and her husband Richard, Butler; six grandchildren, Kyle Jones and his wife Kelly, Raleigh, N.C.; Lindsay Jones, Charlotte, N.C.; Erin Brown, Brookville, Pa.; Kendra Graham and her husband Damon, Dan McConnell and his wife Misty, and Eric Geibel, all Butler; two stepgrandchildren, Kayla Fletcher and Austin Fletcher, both St. Petersburg; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a sister.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hillside Presbyterian Church, 1 N. High St., Greenville, PA 16125.
Victor H., 88, of 208 Bentley Ave., Greenville.
Calling hours: Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday (8-28-13) in LOUTZENHISER-JORDAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville. Visitors may sign an online guestbook and view a video tribute at www.loutzenhiser-jordanfuneralhome.com
Service: Funeral service at 2 p.m. Thursday (8-29-13) in the funeral home with the Rev. Becky Branch-Travathan, pastor of Hillside Presbyterian Church, Greenville, officiating. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3374, Hempfield Township, will render military honors at the conclusion of the service.
Interment: Rocky Glen Cemetery, Adamsville.