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Painesville Location

1000 Mentor Avenue Painesville, Ohio 44077

Willoughby Location

38001 Euclid Avenue Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Mentor Location

6330 Center Street Mentor, Ohio 44060

Emerson “Dean” Jones

03/30/1927 — 10/17/2017

A close-up photo of Emerson "Dean" Jones smiling for the camera

Emerson “Dean” Jones, age 90 of Mentor, passed away October 17, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 30, 1927 in Cameron, Ohio to the late Lynn and Susie Jones.

Dean was a U.S. WW II Army Veteran. He retired from TRW valve division. Was a Member of the Marine Corps League and the VFW Post #2595.

He is survived by his loving wife, Judy Jones (nee Bosco); children, Larry (Linda), Kenneth (Joanne), Linda Oravetz, Jeffrey (Maria) Ratino, Debbie (Jim) Valtman and Linda (Tony) Hunter; many grandchildren and many great grandchildren; brother, Gary (Beverly); sister in law, Rosemary Jones; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his siblings, Floyd, Violet, Norma, Gerald, Shirley, Janice and Richard.

Memorial Services 6:30 PM Friday, October 20, 2017 at Jeff Monreal Funeral Home, 6330 Center Street, Mentor. Visitation 3:00-6:30 PM Friday at the funeral home.

At the family’s request, please no flowers.

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4 Replies to “Emerson “Dean” Jones”

  1. Angela Jone Smith October 18, 2017 at 2:28 am

    I remember having a great time when going to stay with Uncle Emerson, Aunt Judy, Debbie and Linda over the summer and being introduced to city life. Uncle Emerson taught me to have an appreciation for rolller coasters at Geauga Lake. Thanks for the memories. Love you.


  2. I remember the first time I went over to their house, mr. Dean was very nice and sweet to me. I am a friend of Linda Hunter’s daughter Lola, and they invited me to go over with Lola. I had the best time meeting mrs. Judy and mr. dean. I remember helping mr. Dean go outside and enjoy some fresh air, Lola gave him a flower and his smile just bright-end my day. I will never forgot this man. Rip


  3. Dean & Judy – never really saw them apart. He was generous to a fault and a frequent donor to the local Toys for Tots.

    How do I remember Dean – he was of perpetual good cheer.

    There’s something special about a soldier that all the Marines admire.

    Peace to you and those that love you.

    Tim &Leeann DeWolf


  4. Dean was a wonderful, giving, unforgettable guy. He had a heart of gold and will always be remembered as the oldest teenager we knew. We are so sorry for the loss of Dean but he will live in our hearts forever.


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