Dr. Robert C. Jones
Dr. Robert C. Jones, lifetime musician and extraordinary music educator passed away on August 1, 2021 surrounded by close friends and family.
A proud member of the Penn State Blue Band, he graduated from Penn State in 1955 and received his master’s degree from the same institution the following year. In 1964 he obtained a second master’s degree from Duquesne University majoring in trumpet performance. His doctorate was earned a few years later at the University of Kentucky.
After serving as teacher and band director at Myersdale and Beaver School Districts, he accepted a position at Geneva College and touched the lives of hundreds of students for seventeen years.Along the way he taught at Quigley High School, Penn State and Bucknell Universities, the Governor’s School for the Performing Arts and finished his career at Mt. Lebanon School District.
His passions outside of his family and music were his church and beloved Pittsburgh Pirates. He is survived by Mary Ann, his loving wife of nearly seventy years, his two sons David (Holly) and John (Linda), his two grandchildren, Megan and Christian Jones, and his sister Norma Jean Eaton and her two children, Pamela and Tom Eaton.
Friends will be received Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver and a funeral service will be celebrated Wednesday at 11 AM in the Park Presbyterian Church in Beaver. Interment will be in Beaver Cemetery. Electronic condolences may be shared at www.toddfuneralhome.net
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