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Russell R. Jones, steel executive
Russell R. Jones, steel executive

Russell R. Jones, former general manager of Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point plant, died Wednesday of heart failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 90. The son of restaurant owners Russell Wehr Jones and Noelie Delores Richard Jones, Russell Richard Jones was born and raised in Lehighton, Pa., where he graduated in 1941 from high school. His college studies at Lehigh University were interrupted when he enlisted in the Army Air Forces, where he was trained as a bomber pilot and later trained B-29 pilots. "The war ended before he went overseas, and he regretted that," said his wife of 18 years, the former Judy Frye. Mr. Jones returned to Lehigh on the...

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