Charles Richard “Rick” Jones II

Charles Richard “Rick” Jones II – 74 – of 313 Church St., Breesport, NY passed away early Wednesday morning (June 21, 2017) at his home, following a long illness.

Born in Kingston, PA on March 28, 1943, he was the son of Charles & Elizabeth (Love) Jones.

Rick grew up in Mehoopany, PA and was a graduate of Tunkhannock High School (class of 1961). Following high school graduation, he attended Mansfield University but left college to join the US Air Force. He served his country from 1964-1968 during the Viet Nam era as a mechanic fixing and repairing US Aircraft. He was honorably discharged in 1968.

Following his discharge from the US Air Force, Rick returned to Mansfield University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Education.

A resident of Elkland, PA for most of his adult life, Rick taught Earth Science and Math at the Elkland High School for more than 30 years. He retired from teaching about 20 years ago.

Rick enjoyed watching sporting events such as baseball, basketball & football and especially loved rooting for the Boston Red Sox. He was also an outdoorsman and in his younger years enjoyed hunting & fishing. Rick enjoyed his bi-weekly bridge games with his buddies. However, he thoroughly loved helping his sons with a variety of “handyman” projects.

He was married on September 1, 1969 to the former Norma Jean Murphy who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons, Norman (Kim) Jones of Lawrenceville, PA, Neil (Beth) Jones of Florida and Nathan “Nate” (Jennifer) Jones of Breesport; 1 sister, Barb (Art) Henning of Mehoopany, PA; 6 grandchildren, Ryker, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Logan, Carter & Parker; a nieces & several nephews.

At Rick’s request there will be no calling hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.

6 Responses to “Charles Richard “Rick” Jones II”

  1. Ozzie Osborn says:


    I surely will miss you as my partner in bridge.

    But I am looking forward to seeing you some day in heaven since I know you heard the Good News that Jesus died for your sins and you can go to heaven when we die if we put our faith in God’s one and only Son.

    We will continue to pray for Jean and your other family members.


  2. Julia (Lowe) Vargeson says:

    He was one of my favorite teachers…My condolences to his family…R.I.P. Mr. Jones.

  3. Danielle O'Dell (Nichols) says:

    I was one of many people to have him for a teacher when I was in high school. I know he will be missed by many people.

  4. Mary Jane Semple says:

    Norma and family. So sorry to hear of Rick’s passing. He was a great guy and will always remember the wonderful chats at the bank in Lawrenceville. May God give you comfort and peace in the days ahead. With deepest sympathy.

  5. Bob Bailey says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about Rick’s passing. We had some wonderful times when we taught in Elkland, playing cards, church choir and fishing trip to Vermont.

  6. lois marlatt says:

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your loved ones. My prayers are sent to the family