James A. Jones

James A. Jones, a resident of Round Lake Beach, passed away Sunday February 17, 2013, at the age of 71. He was born July 29, 1941 in Chicago, IL to Earl and Doris Jones. James was a veteran of the Vietnam War having served for 4 years with the Air Force. James worked for 26 years on the Round Lake Fire Department and 10 years with Murphy Ambulance. He was also a member of the Chicagoland Mopar Club. James is survived by his wife of 50 years, Patsy, his children Christopher (Zok), Mark, and Donna, his grandchildren Jennifer, Maryann, Nicole, and Michael, and Jimmy and Amanda Thompson, his dog Bo, and his numerous in-laws, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his siblings Don, Louis, Jack, Alice, and his 3 sisters that perished in a house fire. Friends of the family may visit Monday February 25, 2013 from 4:00pm to 7:00 p.m. with a memorial service commencing at 7:00pm at Round Lake Cultural and Civic Center 2007 N. Civic Center Way Round Lake, IL 60073. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Save-A-Pet or the Round Lake Fire Department. All funeral arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium for information, call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

3 Responses to James A. Jones

  • Marcia Howie says:

    The Four Aces are together again and Jack is there cheering them on. Pat, my heart and prayers go out to you and Chris, Mark, and Donna.

  • Dennis Volling says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Jones family at this very sad time. I remember Jimmy well and worked with him on many mutual aid calls with our departments. He was a good Firefighter and will be missed by everyone that ever knew him.

  • April (Soulak) and Bob Andrews says:

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. We are sorry for the loss of your dad. He was an amazing man with a heart of gold and his passion for the fire service that he passed on to his son Mark. I had the pleasure of meeting him thru his son Mark and always enjoyed his visits to the station. Every time I saw him at the hospital or at Mopars in the Park, he always gave me a big hug and always had the biggest grin on his face. We saw him last summer at Mopars in the Park and will missing seeing him there. Take comfort in knowing he is at peace and may your memories help comfort you during this time. He is watching down on you from the big Mopar Park in heaven. We will keep you all in our prayers. RIP Mr. Jones.

    April and Bob Andrews

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