Dr. Robert C. Jones

Dr. Robert C. Jones

June 06, 1933 - August 01, 2021

Dr. Robert C. Jones

June 06, 1933 - August 01, 2021


Dr. Robert C. Jones



Dr. Robert C. Jones, lifetime musician and extraordinary music educator passed away on August 1, 2021 surrounded by close friends and family.

A proud member of the Penn State Blue Band, he graduated from Penn State in 1955 and received his master’s degree from the same institution the following year.  In 1964 he obtained a second master’s degree from Duquesne University majoring in trumpet performance.  His doctorate was earned a few years later at the University of Kentucky.

After serving as teacher and band director at Myersdale and Beaver School Districts, he accepted a position at Geneva College and touched the lives of hundreds of students for seventeen years.Along the way he taught at Quigley High School, Penn State and Bucknell Universities, the Governor’s School for the Performing Arts and finished his career at Mt. Lebanon School District.

His passions outside of his family and music were his church and beloved Pittsburgh Pirates.  He is survived by Mary Ann, his loving wife of nearly seventy years, his two sons David (Holly) and John (Linda), his two grandchildren, Megan and Christian Jones, and his sister Norma Jean Eaton and her two children, Pamela and Tom Eaton.

Friends will be received Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM in the Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver and a funeral service will be celebrated Wednesday at 11 AM in the Park Presbyterian Church in Beaver. Interment will be in Beaver Cemetery. Electronic condolences may be shared at www.toddfuneralhome.net




  • Date & Time: August 3,2021 (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
  • Venue: Todd Funeral Home, Inc.
  • Location: 340 Third Street Beaver, PA 15009 - (Get Directions)


  • Date & Time: August 3,2021 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
  • Venue: Todd Funeral Home, Inc.
  • Location: 340 Third Street Beaver, PA 15009 - (Get Directions)

Funeral Service

  • Date & Time: August 4,2021 (11:00 AM)
  • Venue: Other
  • Location: Rochester Manor - (Get Directions)

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29 responses to Dr. Robert C. Jones

  1. Marion Gilchrist says:

    Mair and Denny Greaves introduced me to Bob and Mary Ann at Runaway Bay in Florida.I have considered them dear friends ever since.Bob shared his musical compositions with me and I will treasure them greatly.I wish to extend my deepest sympathy to you, Mary Ann, and your family.May you know God’s comfort and peace during these sad days.

  2. Bonnie says:

    He was my band director in HS and a member of my church. He was a wonderful teacher and I still remember him after 45 years. So sorry for your loss.

  3. Mark Campbell 65 says:

    Mr. Jones was the embodiment of a Christian gentleman. I’m certain he had know idea how his kind words of guidance and encouragement meant to so many of his students. Personally, some comments he made to me just before a swing band competition my senior year really settled me, and has provided an element of confidence that has helped me all of my life. He was a true mentor and role model. I was fortunate to talk with him a year ago and tell him how much he meant to him. God bless Mr. Jones, Mary Ann and his entire family! Such a fine man!

  4. Karen Farkas says:

    Mr Jones, as he was when I first knew him, and as I always called him, was one of the smartest, kindest, most gentle men I have ever known. I enjoyed many visits with him and his wife, Mary Ann, both in Beaver and in Florida. Because the Pittsburgh Pirates did not have spring training in Arizona, I could not tempt him to come and visit me there. He will be missed by more people than can be counted. I am sad I will never get to hug him again.

  5. Charles Moniot says:

    I am saddened by the loss of such a dynamic teacher and friend.He touched so many lives through his career.He taught not only music, but also a lot about life.He was an energetic, personable, and encouraging mentor.His influence will be carried forward through the lives and careers of his numerous pupils, and their pupils.Charlie Moniot,former student at Geneva College

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