GARY J. Jones, 70, of Millville passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 9, 2022, at his home with his wife and daughter by his side.
Born August 18, 1951, in Nanticoke, he was the son of the late Caroline (Skipalis) Jones. He was raised in Fairless Hills, PA by his grandparents, the late Anthony and Elizabeth Skipalis. GARY was not afraid of hard work. In 1968, he entered the US Navy and served until 1970, during the Vietnam War. After an honorable discharge, he became a truck driver, driving for Benjamin Moore Paint Co. in Jacksonville FL.
In 1975, he married the love of his life, Janet M (Heath) Jones and they began their lives together. In 2000, they moved back to Pennsylvania and settled in Millville. He then worked as a driver for Walmart out of Woodland, PA, retiring in 2016. At the time of his retirement, he had logged over 5 million safe driver miles.
GARY loved his family neighbors and friends. He was always telling stories, jokes and laughing. He loved watching football and was an avid Jacksonville Jaguars fan. He liked chilling on his deck at home and grilling his favorite “round steaks”. He decorated with lights all year around especially at Christmas time.
He will be greatly missed by his loving “girls”, wife Janet of 46 years; and daughter, Colette Kishbaugh and husband Robert Jr, Wapwallopen; he is also survived by his son, Paul Jones, Longview, WA; sisters, Ida Mae Friedhofer and husband Tim, Fairless Hills; Bonnie Duffy and husband Kevin, Levittown; Kim Croul and husband Brian, Morrisville. He also leaves behind “6 brothers for life” Jay Mashaw and wife Amy, Lyons Falls, NY; Sid Mashaw, Hainesport, NJ; Darryl Mashaw, Kissimmee, FL; Alan Mashaw; Troy Mashaw; and Michael Mashaw, all in Mount Laurel, NJ. GARY was blessed with so many loving and caring nieces and nephews, as well as wonderful family, friends and neighbors, to whom he would always say “You all mean a lot to me and I luv yous.”.
A private Celebration of Life is being planned for later this year.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Millville Fire Company, 28 W Main St, Millville, PA 17846 or the Millville United Methodist Church, 75 S State St, Millville, PA 17846.
The family would like to extend a sincere thanks to everyone who has come to help and went above and beyond for GARY over the past few months. We are all eternally grateful.
Online messages of comfort may be sent to email@example.com.