Paul McClinton Jones, III, 41, of Indiana (formerly of Punxsutawney), passed away on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
He was born in Punxsutawney on July 3, 1980, a son of Patricia Ann (Rittiger) of Punxsutawney and the late Paul McClinton Jones, II.
Paul was a 1998 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School and also completed course work at Penn State University and Rochester Institute of Technology.
Mr. Jones was a Caseworker at Indiana County Assistance Office and had previously worked at Jefferson County Assistance office. He enjoyed his coworkers and was deeply loved by them in return.
He was kind and caring; once you became his friend, you were his friend for life. He enjoyed online gaming in his free time, and he networked and made many friends from across the world. He loved Anime and Manga and had amassed an extensive collection through the years. He was also lovingly known as Pablo to the dancers of Van Dyke & Company.
He is survived by his mother, Pat; one sister, Dr. Jessica L. Haggerty of Greenville, South Carolina; his maternal grandfather, Robert S. Rittiger and wife Jill of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; three aunts, Donna Allshouse and husband Gary of Lower Burrell, Karen McComb of Las Vegas, Nevada and Kimberly Rittiger of Las Vegas, Nevada; and two cousins, Amber Vogel and Gary Travis Allshouse.
He is preceded in death by his father, Paul; his maternal grandmother, Laverne Eleanor Rittiger; and paternal grandparents, Paul M. Jones and Patricia Jones.
There will be no visitation, but a short service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, December 20 at Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc., Punxsutawney.
Online condolences may be made at www.shumakerfh.com. Donations in his memory can be sent to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) in Indiana, PA. You can donate virtually at https://incohumanesociety.com/make-a-donation.
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