J. Kenneth "Ken" Jones, 82, formerly of Lansdale, an accountant, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, of pneumonia at Lansdale Hospital-Abington Health.
Born in Doylestown, he moved with his family to Lancaster County, and graduated from Manheim Township High School in Neffsville in 1949.
Mr. Jones served in the Navy for four years in Florida. He attended Pennsylvania State University under the GI Bill and graduated in 1959.
He was a certified public accountant for 10 years at Ernst & Ernst, then one of the nation's biggest accounting firms. His offices were in Philadelphia and Reading.
Mr. Jones joined Hatfield Quality Meats in 1968 as controller. He was assistant treasurer, executive vice president, and a member of the board of directors before retiring in 2006. At his retirement, Hatfield Quality Meats, now Clemens Family Corp., established an employee outstanding-service award in his honor.