Edward H. Jones, a retired telephone and television technician, died unexpectedly Sunday in his Snyder home. He was 78.
Born in Buffalo, Mr. Jones attended Canisius High School and completed his education while serving in the Navy during World War II.
He served stateside as a carpenter and sea rescue crewman on the USS Grand Canyon in Pensacola, Fla. He also was an aviation electronics technician and worked in damage control.
Mr. Jones worked as an installer and repairman for New York Telephone from 1954 until 1969, then as an independent television repair technician from 1970 until his retirement in the 1980s.
Survivors include his wife, the former Sheila McGowan of Snyder; seven daughters, Peggy Pudlewski, Kathy Yesny, Pamela Kaiser, Julie Calhoun, Kyle Swiat, Lisa Kaiser and Mary Aronica, all of Buffalo; a sister, Mary T. Williams of Davison, Mich.; and 14 grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in Christ the King Catholic Church, 30 Lamarck Drive at Main Street, Snyder. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.