David Jones

May 24, 1944 - May 08, 2024

Visitation: Saturday, 5-7 and Sunday, 1-5PM, Devlin Funeral Home, 806 Perry Hwy., Pgh, PA 15229

Service: Monday 11AM, North Hills Community Baptist Church, 7801 Thompson Run Rd., Pgh, PA 15237


David Lawrence Jones, age 79, was born on May 24,1944 and slipped away to heaven in the early morning hours of May 8, 2024.  He is survived by his loving wife, Marcy (Daisy) Braunstein of 42 years. She was his caregiver during his struggle with Dementia/Alzheimer’s. He is also survived by four of his sisters, Barbara (Chuck) Butler, Sandy (Robert) Washington, Karen Scott and Rosalyn Burton and his brother, Brian Jones along with many nieces and nephews.   He was preceded in death by his parents, John Calvin and Gladys Jones, his five brothers, Richard (Leona), Steve (Yvonne), Michael, Craig (Vanessa) and Bruce (Chris) and his three sisters Elaine Mossett (John), Nancy and Sheila Clinton.

Dave served in the US Army with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam as a door gunner on a Chinook helicopter. He worked for Davey Tree Landscaping, Coca-Cola Bottling and Holy Family Institute shortly after his time in the service. He worked for the Shuman Detention Center as a Youth Care Worker for 27 years where he retired from in 2007. He also worked with conflict resolution between rival gangs in Pittsburgh in the 1990’s.

Dave and Marcy met in 1974 at Sweet Williams Restaurant in Bellevue and married in 1981.   They loved each other very much and Marcy referred to him as her “Knight in Shining Armor”.  Dave’s smile and gregarious personality was larger than life. He was so kind and would do anything for anyone. He loved coaching football with the Ross West View Athletic Association. He was a member of the North Hills Community Baptist Church for 30 years where he served as a Youth Leader for several years and was known to play Santa Claus at the Rankin Christian Center.

Visitation will be held at the Devlin Funeral Home, 806 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, 15229 on Saturday, May 11 from 5 to 7 PM and Sunday, May 12 from 1 to 5 PM.  Funeral services will be held at the North Hills Community Baptist Church, 7801 Thompson Run Road, Pittsburgh, 15237 on Monday, May 13 at 11 AM.  Family may meet at the funeral home at 10 AM. Interment will be at Highwood Cemetery.

 

 

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  • Hazel Hutton

    Dear Marcy, my thoughts are with you and your family at this time, Dave was such a lovely man and, one of lifes true gentleman, I am so happy that you had so many wonderful years together making memories and having fun, I know your faith will get you through this sad and difficult time x

  • Susan Braunstein

    So very sorry for your loss. So glad we got to see you last weekend. Sending you hugs. I remember when you first started dating Dave. Your smile was so big! Remember those days . Such a wonderful thoughtful person. It will be hard without your best friend but he will always be in your heart. Love You

  • Richard Heckert

    Alexis and I are very sorry for your loss. Whenever I saw you guys together you both seemed so happy with each other. He really had a very full and interesting life. Your family are in our prayers.

  • Charlene Warner

    Marcy I am so sorry for your loss Dave was so kind. I have so many wonderful memories of him as my daughters do too,he will always be Uncle Davey to them You two will always be remembered as a loving couple Prayers for you both

  • Gary Woods

    I knew Dave from the old Bellevue days back in the 70s May God bless you and your family.

  • Cathy wrighy

    What a great story of his life. What a great guy. What great memories.

  • Linda Nelson

    Dave was such a kind man and a good neighbor. He will be missed

  • Cara Trombino

    Marcy mom and I are so very sorry to hear about David’s passing. He was a very nice wonderful person and the two of you were so blessed to be married to each other. I wish i could find words to help make you feel better but I remember a line from the TV show This is Us “If something makes you sad when it ends it must have been pretty wonderful when it was happening” I can tell your marriage and the life you spent together was wonderful. He was the best friend a person and a wife can ever have! I will always cherish the times mom and I had with you guys. Thank you for being our friend David!

  • Diane Spencer

    So sorry for your loss. Will keep you in my prayers. No one can understand the path you walked as a caregiver, except another caregiver. If you ever want to talk, I’m here for you.

  • theresa moulton

    you were so blessed to have dave as your knight and shining armor for decades. i noticed when first meeying you both how he always protected u from anyone trying to get closer to Rod at events than u. lol.

  • Kathy and Gary Hurd

    Dave is no longer suffering and is safely home – we will truly miss him until we all meet up again – the kindest person we had the pleasure of knowing all these years and will never forget the fun we shared with both of you – love and hugs !!

  • Joy & Dave Ward

    Hi Marcy, we are both saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. I remember when we first met. It was at a Rod Stewart Concert. Can you believe that. Lol You and Dave showed us such kindness. Dave really enjoyed talking with Dave. I always loved seeing all of the wonderful pictures you and Dave would post, at Rod’s concerts. Dave was one of the best. He loved you so much. You could tell just by being around the both of you. I know the days ahead are going to be tough. I pray that God gives you strength to help you deal with the loss. We are thinking of you, wish we could be there. Rest In Peace Dave. In Jesus name Amen. Joy & Dave
    J #317-416-2330
    D #317-416-9855
    If you would ever want to talk, just give me a call. Love you Marcy…. take care.

  • Sister Mary Agnes Spampinato

    To the family and friends of Mr. Jones—-
    I promise my prayers for you as you journey through this difficult time of grief. 🙏🏻🙏🏽❤️🙏🏻🙏🏽❤️🙏🏻🙏🏽❤️🙏🏻🙏🏽❤️🙏🏻🙏🏽❤️

  • Lisa Chancellor

    My Sincere condolences to Mr Jones family and friends God bless..much live always 🙏 💙

 

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