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In Memory

George B Jones

George B Jones

George B. Jones, 60, of Pittsburgh, died Friday, April 18, 2008. George was a 1965 graduate of Mt. Lebanon High School, where he lettered in baseball. He received an academic scholarship to the University of Pittsburgh, where he studied law, and was a member of Mt. Lebanon United Presbyterian Church. Devoted son of Ruth (Burford) Gatter and the late David Paul Jones. Cherished brother of David (Barbara) Jones, of Cincinnati, and Arlene Summer, of Duluth, Ga. Also survived by four nieces, a nephew and great-nieces and -nephews. There will be no visiting hours. Services and interment were private. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, Mt. Lebanon. www.laughlinfuneralhome.com. Published in Pittsburgh Tribune Review on Apr. 27, 2008.

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06/14/21 05:26 PM #1    

Susan L Fleming (Morgans)

George, his sister, Arlene and his brother David, were my neighbors when I was in elementary school.  I have nice memories of a whole gang of us riding bikes of playing cowboys and Indians in "the alley" behind our houses or playing kickball or Red Rover in the empty lot that flanked it.   His mom,  Ruth,  was single, a widow, I think. George was the youngest child, and I think it was difficult for him.  We did not keep in touch,  but it sounds like he did very well for himself. They were a nice family.  I am sorry to learn that he has passed.

06/15/21 09:19 AM #2    

David E Staplin

George lived across the street and his backyard was the frequent scene of freqient pick-up basketball games.  There was a whole gang of us from the Classes of 63 thru 67 including, George, Tasso Harris, Jack Watchhorn, Cliff Mandel, John Nicklas, and Frank Bonelli.  If there wasn't a quorum on the street, then a couple of blocks away, the Foster School playground supplied reinforcements. Mike Sheehy, Bob Schlau, Jack Livingston and Jim Wurzbach come to mind.  I'm sure there were others.

George was the quiet one.  I'm sure the loss of his father was a big blow, but he never once complained and we did not ask.  Sorry that he is not with us to share old times, but glad that he is at peace.

06/16/21 09:34 AM #3    

Jeffery R Rieger

I played Pony League baseball with George and remember him as being a very good centerfielder.  He was a good guy and and cared a lot for others.  He was always kind and fair and never seemed to get into trouble, unlike some of us.  When his older brother went into the military, he let George take care of his silver '56 Chevy.  It was a sweet ride and George would pick up his friends most school mornings and drive them to and from school.  We played pickup football and basketball at Foster and would ice skate every winter at Foster School's flooded tennis courts.  During the summer months, all of us kids organized a small baseball league and I remember George, Mike Sheehy, Tim McGillan, Sandy Blackburn, Steve Fleishman and others being on various teams named after MLB teams.   So sorry to learn of George's passing.  

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