Rudolph  Jones
Rudolph Jones, age 99, of Ashtabula, passed away due to natural causes on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at home surrounded by his family.
Rudolph was a life-long lover of education. He obtained a bachelor's degree from Cleveland State University and a Master's degree in Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University. Rudolph, his wife, Mary, and his family lived in Maple Heights while he taught in Cleveland Public Schools. After 10 years of teaching, Rudolph and his family moved to Ashtabula where he began teaching accounting at Kent State University at Ashtabula.
In his spare time, Rudolph loved building houses, writing, and walking his dog, Bingo, around his neighborhood. Over his lifetime, Rudolph built over 100 homes and published two books. In his 80s, Rudolph obtained his Doctorate in Business Administration from Cleveland State University. In his retirement, he was also known as Domino's Pizza's favorite delivery man.
Rudolph will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 70 years, Mary (nee Young), and his children Douglas Jones, Mark (Harriett) Jones, Deborah McNeil, Randolph Jones, and Russell (Andrea) Jones. Rudolph will be fondly remembered by his 10 grandchildren, Brittiani McNeil, Rikki (Mark) Poorman, Christopher (Amanda) Jones, Melissa (Michael) McKinley, Ryan (Nicole) Jones, Meredith (Will) Lemmers, Taylor Jones, Stanley Jones, Daniel Jones, and Diana Jones and eight great-grandchildren.
Rudolph was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Eva (nee Vitt) Jones and his brother, Paul Jones.
A Funeral Service will be held at 12 Noon on Thursday, December 5th, 2019 at Zaback-Williams-Ducro Funeral Home, 500 West Prospect Road, Ashtabula, Ohio. Rev. Raymond Thomas will preside. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Carpenter Road, Ashtabula, Ohio.
A calling hour will be observed from 11 AM until the time of the service at 12 Noon on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at the Zaback-Williams-Ducro Funeral Home.
If desired, contributions in Rudolph's name may be made to the Animal Protective League, 5970 Green Road, Ashtabula, Ohio, 44004.
ZABACK-WILLLIAMS-DUCRO FUNERAL HOME, 500 West Prospect Road, Ashtabula, Ohio is assisting the family.
Published on December 1, 2019


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Lou Mazzola
Dec 02, 2019
Rudy was our next-door neighbor who never drank alcohol, but instead gobbled up sodas instead. Maybe that and hard work allowed Rudy to live so long. My sympathy to a nice family.