SHAMOKIN — Family and friends are mourning the loss of a business owner in Shamokin.
Robert Jones, known as “Bob” to his friends, was the president of Jones ACE Hardware, a high school teacher and former Northumberland County Commissioner.
“There’s things you just feel you want to go ask him, and now he’s not there to ask. So, it’s a little bit of a void,” said Joe Harris, a manger of Jones ACE Hardware.
Jones’ friends said he died on March 12 from a heart attack. He was 73 years old.
“I wish I could be half the man he was, truly, really,” said Patrick Giarrizzo from Shamokin.
The original location of Jones Hardware is in Shamokin. Friends of Jones said he was the driving force behind expanding the company.
“He opened our store in Herndon making us a three store chain for ACE,” said Harris.