Albert
Albert "Bucky" R. Jones

November 12, 1925 - June 1, 2019
Born in Annapolis, MD
Resided in Annapolis, Maryland
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Albert Ritchie “Bucky” Jones, 93, died peacefully at his home in Heritage Harbour, Annapolis on June 1, 2019. He was born November 12, 1925 and lived his entire life in Annapolis. Bucky was the devoted husband to the late Betty Jane Jones, They were married for 69 years. He graduated from Annapolis High School in 1942. Buck was proud of his service in the US Army from 1943-46 in the Air Corps, where he completed flight training with the rank of 2ndLieutenant. He served in the Maryland National Guard beginning in 1949.

From 1946-84 Bucky was employed at the United States Naval Academy as a Civil Engineer Technician in the Public Works Department. He was responsible for preparing the designs for many of the athletic fields at the Academy. Bucky was an active member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Annapolis Masonic Lodge No. 89 for over 70 years.

For many years, starting in the 1950’s, Bucky enjoyed singing with the Sons of the Severn Men’s Barbershop Chorus as well as several quartets, performing around the Annapolis area. Bucky was an avid ballplayer. In 1943 he received an invitation from Branch Rickey, Director of Minor League Clubs, to attend a try-out camp for the Brooklyn Dodgers but military service intervened. In the 1940’s and 50’s he played baseball in the many leagues around Annapolis. He had a formidable reputation at the plate. He played fast-pitch softball for several years followed by a slow-pitch career that didn’t end until he was well into his 70’s.

He is survived by two daughters, Brenda Lee Duvall of Davidsonville, MD and Barbara Lynn Fleming of Burke, VA., three grandchildren, David Capossela (Michele), Matthew Duvall (Tina) and Marybeth Davis (Russell), and five great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held on June 22, 2019, St. Andrews United Methodist Church. 4 Wallace Manor Rd, Edgewater, MD 21037 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a luncheon at the church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Andrews UMC or the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, 4217 Park Place Ct. Glen Allen, VA 23060-9979.

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Burial
Private
Service
Saint Andrew United Methodist Church
4 Wallace Manor Drive
Edgewater, MD US 21037
June 22, 2019
11:00 AM
Reception following the Service
Saint Andrew United Methodist Church
4 Wallace Manor Drive
Edgewater, MD US 21037
June 22, 2019
12:00 PM

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St. Andrew's United Methodist Church
4 Wallace Manor Rd.
Edgewater, MD US 21037
American Heart Association
4217 Park Place Court
Glen Allen, VA US 23060
The American Heart Association's mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular disease and stroke. The association was founded in 1924 and today is the nation's largest national voluntary health agency devoted to defeating heart disease and stroke, which together claim about 950,000 lives each year and rank as our nation's No. 1 and No. 3 killers. To prevent, treat and ultimately defeat these diseases, the association funds research, creates and implements professional and public education programs focusing on improving emergency care and reducing risk factors, holds community service activities and engages in advocacy efforts to safeguard American's health.