Daniel Danny Hare Jones

January 18, 1949January 18, 2013
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Daniel H. (Danny) Jones, passed away January 18, 2013. Danny was born in Charleston, SC, January 18, 1949. Danny is survived by his loving wife, Rajia Tobia, 2 sons, Andrew and Patrick, sisters, Kathy, Tesa, Sallie, Mary Frances, and Patty, and brother Charles (Bubba) Jones, nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and nephews. Danny was happily retired. He held previous positions as a medical librarian at the Texas Biomedical Institute, UT Health Science Center, and the University of South Alabama and served in the Peace Corps in Malaysia. He received his bachelors of science degree from Clemson University and his master’s degree from Emory University. Danny cherished his family, friends, a good glass of wine, and politics. He loved gardening, traveling, books, and movies. He was a member of the Native Plant Society of Texas and donated many hours to Boy Scout Troop 405 at St. Luke’s Catholic Church. He will be terribly missed by everyone who knew him. Visitation will be at Sunset Northwest Funeral Home on Bandera Road on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. with at rosary at 7:00 P.M. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, 4603 Manitou Drive at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, January 24, 2013. In lieu of flowers please donate to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (www.national or a charity of your choice


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 23, 2013
  • Funeral Rosary Wednesday, January 23, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, January 24, 2013

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Kathy Jones-Whitaker

April 5, 2013

I'm so happy to see "Danny's
Orchid" tree in my yard blooming! I bought & planted
In his honor! He had just planted one & was eager to watch it bloom very fragrant
Blossoms! Rajia shared that, so I found one and will think of him
And it might help ..he loved
Gardening & enjoyed his gardens so much!! I will always
Miss our Danny! Love to Sweet
Rajia & boys. Kathy (sister)

John Whitaker

March 28, 2013

I wore Uncle Danny's "professor" tweed sportscoat this week, it's a perfect fit. He's in Paradise, I hope those he left behind are finding joy in life without him here.

Michael Homan

March 27, 2013

Dear Rajia: Thinking of you and your family at this sad time. Deepest sympathy.

Kathy Whitaker

February 17, 2013

I think of Danny every day, and want to say thank you to ALL who posted, I've gotten to know my brother on a different level. To me he was just my sweet,fun, always up for doing things with his crazy sisters! So hewas so much more than a professional -
WAS LOVED SO MUCH. I MISS HIM AND want to call him everyday. He was so kind to EVERYONE, NEVER HAD AN
ENEMY I HIS LIFE. I love Rajia and the boys so much, I pray for them as they are in terrible pain missing their loving DA NY.

February 4, 2013

May God give your family the peace, comfort, and strength needed for the days, months, and years ahead. Danny will be missed. May God bless you all.


Gale Hannigan

February 3, 2013

Dear Rajia-
It was always a treat to get an update on you and Danny at meetings. What a wonderful and interesting marriage! I am so sorry for your loss and wish you comfort in good memories.

Ida Garcia

January 31, 2013

Dear Rajia,
May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead.

Bob Schatz

January 28, 2013

In my bookselling days I had many opportunities to talk to Danny while he ran the Harrassowitz operation in Mobile. Later I called on him in his role as a librarian. In all our meetings, personal and professional, I was always struck by Danny's genteel spirit and thoughtfulness. He was and is admired by many and came by that admiration quite honestly. His passing is sad news to many of us who knew him and called him a colleague.

Dena Schoen

January 28, 2013

Heartfelt condolences to you, Rajia.

Anne Comeaux

January 28, 2013

I still can't believe Danny is gone. I remember so vividly working with him at the library, especially when we all were working so hard as a team to get information out of Georgetown's LIS system and into Innovative. He was a wonderful leader - soft spoken and kind and confident we could do this on time. We will miss him, Rajia. His early death reminds us all that life is so short and we should hold and love those who are dear to us every day. May God bless you and help you through this time of grief.