Randle H. Jones


Randle “Randy” H. Jones, 87, died Friday, September 9, 2022, in the Presbyterian Home, Middle Settlement Road, New Hartford after a long illness.

He was born November 1, 1934, in Rome, N.Y., the son of George and Marguerite Randle Jones.

Graduated from Rome Free Academy in 1952.

On November 12, 1955, he married Donna Storey Jones in Zion Episcopal Church.

At one time he worked for Rome Manufacturing, the H.J. Heinz Company, Syracuse, Pflegers Office Equipment, Utica, and Oliver Office Equipment before he and Donna purchased Oliver Office Equipment in 1968. They owned and operated Oliver’s, as it became known, for 30 years.

He was active in the community and his church, Zion Episcopal Church. He was a member of the Clinton-Hampton Lodge #0347, Westmoreland, the Rome United Way, the Bureau of Family Services, the Rome United Fund, the Sherill AAA Auto Club, the Rome Chamber of Commerce, and the Rome Kiwanis Club.

Survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Marsha Rapke, Canastota, Karen and Keith Splain, Farmington N.Y., and Michelle and David Eychner, Westmoreland; and one son and daughter-in-law, Randle C. and Eileen Jones, Lee; a sister, Nancy Safarz, Rome; three sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; nine grandchildren; and eighteen great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Donna, and brother John “Jack” Jones.

Memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Episcopal Church, 140 W. Liberty Street, Rome, N.Y.; or the Dementia Society of America.

Arrangements by Prince-Boyd & Hyatt Home for Funerals, Inc. 210 W. Court Street, Rome.

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