1968 RI Amateur Champion Philip Jones Passes Away
Philip Jones, the 1968 Rhode Island Amateur Champion, has passed away at the age of 88.
His obituary is below, courtesy of Legacy:
Philip D. Jones, 88, beloved husband of Gloria (Serra) Jones, of School Street, Westerly, passed away at The Westerly Hospital on Thursday, December 17, 2020.
Born in Westerly, he was the son of the late Harold and Florence (Clark) Jones.
He was a member of the Stonington High School class of 1950 where he was a member of the baseball, golf, and basketball teams. He was the Connecticut State Junior golf champion in 1950. He played basketball and golf at UConn, where he was captain of the golf team. He won the RI State Amateur golf championship in 1968 and won 13 club championships at golf courses throughout the area. He became a PGA golf professional in 1969 and was a longtime head Pro at Shennecossett. He remained a lifetime member of the PGA.
He leaves his loving wife of 56 years Gloria; four children, son Thomas (Joyce) Jones of Westerly, Valerie West of New London, CT, Gayle Wheeler (John Szalkowski) of Westerly, and Sherry Marchand of Walpole MA. He also leaves behind a stepson David (Robin) Arnott of Terre Haute, Indiana. He also leaves eight grandchildren; Morgan (Ricky) Champlin, Taylor (Kyle) Laudone, Jackson Wheeler all of Westerly, Andrew (Ashley) West of Old Lyme, CT, Allison (Joseph) Cyr of New London, CT, Kevin (Brittany) Marchand of Pawtucket RI, Alex Marchand of Northhampton, MA and Roy Arnott of Illinois and eight great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister Barbara Mercurio and sons-in-law, Timothy West and Michael Marchand.
Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. All services will be private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Westerly Hospital Foundation Covid-19 Response Fund (Nicholas.Stahl@WesterlyHospital.org).
Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly is in care of the arrangements. For online condolences please visit www.gaffneydolanfuneralhome.com.
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