George R. Jones, 1931 - 2014

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George R. Jones, known as Dick, of Lewiston, died at The Hospice House in Auburn on Monday, September 1, surrounded by his loving family, after a short illness. He was born in Gray to Hector Felix and Dora (Provencher) Jones on June 8, 1931. His early formative years were spent in a one-room schoolhouse accompanied by his 3 siblings.  The family moved to Lewiston where he graduated from Lewiston High School with his older brother and younger sister in 1951. After high school, he joined the Army during the Korean Conflict and was stationed in the Panama Canal Zone.  Upon his return in 1955, he met and married the love of his life, Ruth Auclair, on May 30, 1958. George was a route salesman for Country Kitchen for 35 years.  After his retirement, he focused his attention on being a loving Pepere to his grandchildren. He is survived by his devoted wife, Ruth, and two daughters: Susan  and her husband Michael Kovalchik of Morris, Connecticut; Rachel and her husband William Flagg of Londonderry, New Hampshire; 5 grandchildren:  Benjamin Pilgrim of Silver Spring, Maryland, Jordyn and Ryan Leo, and Gabby and Billy Flagg, all of Londonderry, New Hampshire.  He is survived by his sister, Constance (Lawrence) Dudzic of Lewiston, Maine; and 2 brothers:  Paul of Attleboro, Massachusetts and Lionel (Laura) of Cromwell, Connecticut.  He is survived by many nieces and nephews, for whom “Uncle Dick” will always be their favorite uncle. 

Funeral Notice

JONES, George R., 83, of Lewiston, died in Auburn on September 1, 2014. Funeral services will be private. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of George to  Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, Hospice House Fund, 15 Strawberry Avenue, Lewiston, ME 04240. 

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