Harry Robert "Bob" Jones, a retired regional sales manager for a metal products company, died Tuesday of pancreatic cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 79.
Born in Baltimore and raised in Parkville, he was a graduate of Parkville High School. During the mid-1950s, he served two years with the Maryland National Guard's 175th Infantry, which was followed by two years in the Army Corps of Engineers.
Mr. Jones earned his bachelor's degree in 1963 from the University of Baltimore.
Mr. Jones spent his career in sales of metal products and worked for Lyon Metal Products from 1969 to 1980. He worked for a decade in outside sales for Inter-Royal Corp. before joining Penco Products, manufacturers of restroom partitions, lockers and flag poles, in 1990.
He retired in 1997.
The former Bel Air resident, who had a second home in Ocean City, retired to the resort city full time in 1999.
Mr. Jones had been a member of the Bel Air Post of the American Legion and the Elks Club of Ocean City. He was also a member of the Quarterback Club of Baltimore and had been a co-founder of Horns and Halos, a social club.
Mr. Jones enjoyed spending winters in Florida, said a stepson, Francis Lawrence "Frank" Hepner Jr. of Chase.
His wife of 25 years, the former Darlene Rose Raynor, died in 2005.
He was a communicant of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church in Middle River, where a funeral Mass was offered Friday.
Mr. Jones is survived by another stepson, James M. Hepner of Federal Hill, and a grandson.