Wellsville, NY - David L. Jones, 76, of 167 Early Street died on Monday, September 05, 2011shortly after arrival at Jones Memorial Hospital. He was born November 11, 1934 in Morgantown, West Virginia the son of the late Lloyd and Theresa (Dower) Jones. On December 26, 1959 in Johnstown, PA he married Irene Davis who survives.
David was a 1952 graduate of State College, PA High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1958 and while serving in West Germany was named the Seventh Army's "Soldier of the Month" in November of 1957. He received a BA from Penn State University in 1956, a MS from Canisius College in Buffalo in 1961, a MA from the University of Kansas in 1964 and a PhD. from SUNY Binghamton in 1974. He began his teaching career at Southwestern Central High School in Lakewood, NY and later taught at Southwest Missouri State College in Springfield, Missouri. He moved to Wellsville in 1966 and taught History and Political Science at SUNY Alfred, retiring in 1994. While at Alfred, he served as President of the United University Professions from 1982 to 1985 and was Chairman of the Faculty Senate in 1979 and 1980.
He served as the Town of Wellsville Historian from 1973 to 1989, Chairman of the New York State Bicentennial Commission in Wellsville in 1975 and 1976, Past President of the Allegany County Stamp Club and a former member of the Wellsville Kiwanis Club.
Surviving in addition to his wife are one son, William David Jones and his wife Elizabeth of Myrtle Beach, SC; one daughter, Susan Irene Jones, and one granddaughter, Lauren Jones. He was predeceased by a sister, Barbara Jones.
Friends are invited to call on Thursday, September 8th from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church, 79 Madison Street in Wellsville. The funeral will follow visitation at 2:00 pm in the church with Rev. Daniel Kenyon presiding. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the Wellsville First United Methodist Church or the David A. Howe Public Library. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.