Thomas Michael Jones
June 24, 1930 – March 3, 2018
Col. Thomas Michael Jones, US Army, (Ret. 1994) passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2018 following an unexpected bout with illness. Thomas was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Following his military career, he served The Library of Congress as Head of Security, retiring as a civilian in 1997. He was born in Franklin, PA on June 24, 1930 to Ira T. and Margaret E. Jones; married Catherine A. Delanty on May 18, 1957.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and brother, James, and is survived by his son, Michael, daughter-in-law, Kim, grandson, Timothy, and sister, Margaret Scott. Also surviving are his nieces and nephews, Terri A. Eddy, Jay A. Scott, Lorimarie Crockett and her husband Thomas, all of Franklin, PA, and his great nieces and nephews, Katrina Boulant and her son, Dillon Jordan of Oroville, CA, and Eric, Daniel, and Michael Crockett, all of Franklin, PA. He was 87 years old.
The visitation will be held from 6pm until 8pm on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at Demaine Funeral Home, Old Town Alexandria. The Burial Mass will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at The Basilica of St Mary, 310 S Royal St, Alexandria, VA 22314 with the burial to follow at St Mary Cemetery, Old Town Alexandria.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to The Basilica of St Mary in Alexandria, VA (22314).
- Visitation Wednesday, March 7, 2018
- The Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, March 8, 2018
Thomas Michael Jones
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June 28, 2018
I just found out that after four or so months that Mike passed on. I am so sorry to hear the news.
I met Mike at Lee District Recreation Center five or more years ago. We crossed paths about 8:30 AM or so at least two or three times of week in the men's lockerroom. He would be getting out fo the pool after doing his water aerobics and i would be about to go into the pool to do my laps. He was gregarious, friendly and knew about everyone in the locker room. He introduced me to a couple of men and overtime we all became acquaintances and greeted one another when we met. We shoot the time of day for a few minutes, if that, and then do our routine whatever that might be.
Tom had that special knack of connecting with people, communicating, a genuine interest in you and had a great sense of humor to go along with it. The mornings are not the same without seeing his smiling face. We miss him.