Merwyn E. Jones Sr., 89, of Endicott, went to be with the Lord on June 2, 2022.
Born on November 8, 1932 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He was the son of the late William and Clara Jones.
Merwyn was a graduate of E.L. Meyers Jr/Sr High School in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania where he was a star half-back on the football team.
Following graduation he served in the U.S. Navy on the USS William M. Wood DDR-715 during the Korean Conflict.
Following the Navy, Merwyn worked as a Senior Engineer for IBM & Lockheed Martin at several locations in New York State. He also worked overseas on special assignment in England where he worked on the Merlin Helicopter, retiring after 38 years. After retirement, Merwyn worked to help establish Custom Systems Integration; a startup local engineering and manufacturing business.
He was a member of First United Church, Endicott where he served as a trustee, and was on the church council. He also volunteered his time as a Boy Scout troop leader (Troop Number 225), Little League coach, and soccer referee. He enjoyed hunting and skiing. He was a long-time member of the Masons. He was also a member of the IBM Quarter Century Club and an avid NY Giants fan.
He is survived by his beloved wife of over 31 years, Mary, of Endicott, NY.
Survivors include children, Merwyn Jones (Mary Beth) of Apalachin; David Jones (Cindy) of Johnson City; Dale Jones (Tina) of Vestal; Jason Bednar (Kate) of Johnson City; Tracy (Jim) Dunnier of Cape Coral, Florida; Christopher Bednar (Mary Ellen) of Binghamton; and predeceased by stepson, William Bednar.
He was "Pop" to three generations of children.
Grandchildren, Derek Jones, Kristopher Jones, David Jones, Cassandra Jones, Stephen Jones (Allie), and Nathaniel Jones, Kylie Bednar, William Bednar, Morgan Bednar, Margaret Mary Bednar, Jennifer Alexander, predeceased by Colin Barr and Samantha Schultz.
Great-grandchildren, Elsie Jones, Qwintin Kelley, Kiara Barr, Noah Apergis and Alexander Apergis.
Private graveside services will be held at Vestal Hills Memorial Park with Pastor Mark Kimpland officiating.
Coleman and Daniels Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.