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R. “Bruce” Jones passed away on February 9, 2019 after a 12-year battle with cancer.
Bruce was born in Canandaigua, NY on April 1, 1937. He graduated from Honeoye Falls Central High School in 1954 and went on to attend and graduate from Syracuse University in 1959 (Go Orange!). His career began at the New York State Agricultural Extension. He later worked for the Ontario Fruit Growers Cooperative, which brought him to Medina, NY. There, he met, married and started a family with Marcia Newman. Bruce became involved in the community through Medina Mini League Baseball leadership and coaching, Medina Football Officials Assistant (chain gang) and leadership positions in Club 651 of the Knights of Columbus. In 1989 he went to work in Lockport, NY at what is now one of the Basil automotive dealerships. He held several positions, working until 2018.
Mr. Jones is survived by his wife of 47 years, Marcia, and his two sons, Kyle (Laura) and Ryan (Heidi). He was the proud grandfather of Jarrett, Bryce, Cameron and Griffin. Also survived by brothers, Paul (Barbara), Gary (Betty-Jean), and sisters in-law, June Jones and Joyce Newman.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend visitation to celebrate Bruce’s life on Thursday, Feb. 14th (4-7) at the Cooper Funeral Home, 215 West Center Street, Medina. The Rev. Daniel J. Fawls will celebrate his Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, Feb. 15th at 10AM at Holy Trinity Parish/St. Mary’s Church.
In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions may be made to Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, POB 631, Buffalo, NY 14240 www.roswellpark.org or the Knights-Kaderli Memorial Fund, POB 684, Medina, NY 14103 knightskaderli.blogspot.com.
Thursday, February 14, 2019
4:00 - 7:00pm (Eastern time)
Cooper Funeral Home
Friday, February 15, 2019
10:00 - 11:00am (Eastern time)
Holy Trinity Parish- St. Mary's Church
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