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Robert M. Jones

September 22, 1917 - October 14, 2016

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Robert Marshall (Bob) Jones
September 22, 1917-October 14, 2016
Yarmouth. ME-Robert "Bob" Jones died peacefully in his sleep at Bay Square after a long and lively life. He was a traveling salesman, business owner, dad, granddad, and great granddad. Born the son of Alex and Jean Marshall Jones from Wales, Bob was brought up in Evanston, Illinois where he completed his high school diploma and worked for a butcher for extra money to help his parents.
He was pre-deceased by his three brothers Kenneth, Ronald and Emlyn (David) and his beloved wife of 57 years...

Robert Marshall (Bob) Jones
September 22, 1917-October 14, 2016
Yarmouth. ME-Robert "Bob" Jones died peacefully in his sleep at Bay Square after a long and lively life. He was a traveling salesman, business owner, dad, granddad, and great granddad. Born the son of Alex and Jean Marshall Jones from Wales, Bob was brought up in Evanston, Illinois where he completed his high school diploma and worked for a butcher for extra money to help his parents.
He was pre-deceased by his three brothers Kenneth, Ronald and Emlyn (David) and his beloved wife of 57 years Ruth Marliyn (Kuch) Jones.
Bob was a member of the Masonic Order in Springfield, MA. He joined the order while in the US Army serving as a quartermaster at Fort Devens, MA. Also during this time, he became interested in vending and gaming machines starting his first business Arjay Export with Ed Spugnardi, and later on working Si Redd of Redd Distributing in Newton, MA. Throughout his career in the amusement industry, he sold juke boxes, pinball machines, bingo games, slot machines, pool tables, and vending machines. Eventually, Bob founded Robert Jones International based in Dedham, MA. He traveled extensively for business in more than seventy countries throughout the world; he worked until he semi-retired at the age of 87.
Both he and Ruth lived in Needham, MA where they raised their children, but returned to West Hyannisport, MA every summer to Ruth's family summer home. They moved full-time to the Cape in 1972 and lived in homes in East Sandwich "Dunesedge", Hyannisport, West Hyannisport, and eventually at Kingsway in Yarmouthport.
Bob was an avid golfer and member of the Hyannisport Golf Club and Kingsway Golf Club. In addition, he played for many years in the Bobby Jones International Golf tournaments.
In 2006, Bob and Ruth moved to Portland, Maine to live at the Atrium at the Cedars. They spent 9 happy years in the Cedars facility. He played golf with his buddy Paul Korpela at Riverside Golf Course until he was 97.
He is survived by his children Barri Lynn Jones Moreau and her husband Marcel of Portland, ME; Bruce Jones and his wife Irene of Woy Woy, Australia; three grandchildren Nathalia Holly Jones of Woy Woy, Australia, Maria Moreau at Hobart Williams Smith College, Kyle Jones and his wife Stephanie Kezic of Beacon Hill, Australia and his great grandsons Otis Masi Jones and Tyrone Wilson Jones. He will be sorely missed not only by his family but also by business associates and friends throughout the world.
A private burial ceremony will be held in Norwalk, CT.