BANGOR – C. Robert Jones, 79, died Feb. 27, 2006, at a Bangor hospital. He was born March 29, 1926, in Bangor, the son of Clyde Percival and Katie (Boulter) Jones. Bob was a graduate of Hampden Academy and the University of Maine, where he received his bachelors and masters degrees. He taught school in Howland for 12 years and for 30 years in Bangor, many of which were as head of the Social Studies department at Bangor High School. Teaching was his first love. He was student council advisor for many years and enriched many students’ lives, encouraging them to reach their utmost potential. The following quote was found in his desk which reflects his philosophy of life: “The Creator made us with two ends. One on which to sit, The other with which to think. Our success depends on which end we use the most; For heads we win. Tails we lose.” Bob was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church for more than 50 years and was a choir member for most of those years. He was a 57-year member of Mystic Lodge No. 65 AF & AM of Hampden, a member of the Scottish Rite Bodies Valley of Bangor, Maine Consistory 32nd Degree, Anah Shriners and a long-time member of the Chanters. Bob sang in the Scottish Rite Degrees with his father, Clyde P. Jones, back in the 1950′s. In June 2005, he was the recipient of the Meritorious Service Award. Surviving are one son, Jonathan Jones and his wife, Suzanne, of Farmington and their children, Christine, Jonathan Robert, Amanda, Kyle and Matthew; two brothers, Richard Jones and his wife, Muriel, of Florida, Phillip Jones and his wife, Charlene, of Carmel; a sister, Patricia Totman and her husband, Robert, of Hampden; many loving nieces and nephews and a very special friend, Juliette Luro. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Molly; and a daughter, Melissa in 1979. Relatives and friends are welcome to call 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 3, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor. A funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, March 4, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, French Street, Bangor, with the Rev. John Wingert, interim rector, officiating. Interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Bangor. For those who desire, the family would appreciate gifts in his memory be made to the C. Robert Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund, care of Lee Blanchard Jack, 80 Olive St., Bangor, ME 04401.
C. ROBERT JONES
Posted Sept. 25, 2008, at 11:17 p.m.