December 17, 1931 - December 5, 2020
Dr. Edward C. Jones, Jr. of Accokeek MD, passed away peacefully on December 5, 2020 in Westminster MD. Edward was born in Washington DC on December 17, 1931, the son of Edward Clement and Anna Viola (Vadnais) Jones Sr., the second of 11 children. Edward was raised in Hyattsville, MD, graduating from Hyattsville High School in 1950. Edward joined the Maryland National Guard as a Corporal, Tank Company, 115th Infantry. He obtained his Radio Telephone Operator License and received a degree from the Capital Radio Engineering Institute in Radio Engineering in 1953. He was an active amateur radio enthusiast for over 55 years. He also became a pilot, flying single engine planes. He received a BS in Physics from the University of Maryland in 1957, a MS in Physics from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1962, and a PhD in Physics from American University in 1973. Edward enjoyed over 40 years as a Nuclear Physicist with the Naval Research Lab, retiring in 1998. Early in his career he was part of Operation Plumbbob at the Nevada Test Site and Operation Hardtack in the Pacific Ocean and Nevada Test Sites, later working on the Navstar GPS project. His retirement years were filled with the love of his life, Sue Higgins, family and friends, tinkering in his metal shop and priding himself on being able to repair anything. Edward is preceded in death by his parents and eight siblings, and his longtime partner Sue Higgins. He is survived by daughter Linda Meadows (Donald) and son Edward Jones III, grandchildren Daniel Meadows and Kelsey Meadows, sisters Julie Edwards and Ursula Jones (Henry Morlock), and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A memorial service will be privately held and burial will be at Maryland National Memorial Park. The family suggests contributions to Us TOO International, a Prostate Cancer Education and Support Network in his memory.
Dr. Edward C. Jones, Jr. of Accokeek MD, passed away peacefully on December 5, 2020 in Westminster MD. Edward was born in Washington DC on December 17, 1931, the son of Edward Clement and Anna Viola (Vadnais) Jones Sr., the second of 11 children.... View Obituary & Service Information
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