Edith H. J. Jones of Buffalo, a longtime Buffalo & Erie County Public Library employee who was active in the community, died Saturday while under hospice care in Peregrine’s Landing at Orchard Park. She was 101.
Born in Cardiff, South Wales, Mrs. Jones and her late mother, also named Edith, moved first to Canada, then Buffalo, in the early 1920s after her father, Charles Fullerton, was killed during World War I while serving with the British Army.
Mrs. Jones was graduate of Lafayette High School, then went to secretarial school. She served as an accountant for the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library for 22 years, retiring in 1978.
After retirement, she worked as administrative assistant for the Grosvenor Society (Friends of the Library) and was a volunteer at Buffalo General Medical Center.
She was past matron of Beulah Chapter 67, Order of the Eastern Star; past president and 1979 Woman of the Year of Buffalo Charter Chapter, American Business Women’s Association; past secretary of Deaconess Hospital Women’s Board; and past secretary of Fans for Channel 17.
She was a charter member of the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus. She also was a member of Plymouth Methodist Church and sang in the choir.
Her husband of 58 years, John Jones, died in 2005.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Amigone Funeral Home, 6170 W. Quaker St., Orchard Park.