February 22, 1927 – January 25, 2022
Lifetime resident of Alameda
A best friend to many and a kind hearted man to all he met; PAUL EDWARD JONES was welcomed into Heaven’s workshop on January 25, 2022, just before his 95th birthday. Paul was born on February 22, 1927. He was raised in a loving family in Alameda before joining the merchant marine as a young lad. After leaving the service, Paul became a career Teamster and Transportation Specialist at Owen Illinois Glass Co. One day he attended a friend’s wedding and met the love of his life, Margaret Ann (Marge). Paul and Marge were an inseparable couple, married for 74 fabulously loving years. Paul is survived by his wife Marge, daughter Linda Sewell, grandchildren Jack Sewell and Shannon Sewell. He was great grandfather of Jaden.
Paul had two passions: beating Marge at her late night card game and BPOE Alameda Elks Lodge #1015. Paul’s legacy will be one of service to others. With a brush in one hand and a wrench in the other, he was always willing to help. He was a “Paul in every alley” and a master in many. One of Paul’s passions was evident in the time, energy and dedication he devoted to BPOE Elks Alameda Lodge #1015. He was a member for 41 years and earned recognition as Lifetime Member and Past Elk of the Year. Everywhere you look at the lodge there is a little bit of Paul. He devoted many hours to the upkeep of his beloved lodge and the cherished friendships that came from being a moose, especially Wednesday lunchtime. Paul was a fixture at the table for members who ate lunch together on Wednesdays. When he wasn’t eating and hanging out with his lunchtime friends, he could be found in his workshop.
Paul’s good nature, sense of humor and enjoyment of life and friends will be his enduring legacy. The family is grateful for the care Paul received from Dr. John Carper & Hospice of the East Bay. Friends are invited to attend an Elks Memorial Service at Alameda Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara St. Alameda, CA 94501, Saturday, February 12, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Donations can be sent to Alameda Elks Lodge #1015/Charity Fund, Attention: Lodge Secretary; or to your favorite charity. For more information, please contact Harry W. Greer, funeral director (FDR-745).
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Published by the East Bay Times on February 6, 2022.