Sister Harold Ann Jones, S.C., 95, died Monday, April 10, 2017, at Caritas Christi, the motherhouse of the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill in Greensburg. A native of Altoona, Sister Harold Ann entered the congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill Sept. 8, 1940, from Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament Parish, Altoona. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold J. and Anne (White) Jones; a brother, H. James Jones; and sisters, Mrs. Nancy (Charles) Rowan and Mrs. Patricia (Otto) Breite. She earned a bachelor's degree in English, history, music from Seton Hill University and a master's degree in administration from Duquesne University. Sister Harold Ann was a teacher and administrator in schools of the Greensburg, Pittsburgh, Lafayette and Tucson dioceses. She also ministered as a catechist and social service worker at Immaculate Conception Parish in Ajo, Ariz., 1950 to 1954. She taught at St. Paul School, Carbon, 1954 to 1956, and served as principal at St. Bruno School in South Greensburg 1956 to 1962. Her longest tenure, 1983 to 1995, was as principal of St. John the Evangelist School in Tucson, Ariz. In 1994, Sister Harold Ann received the Seton Award from Salpointe High School in Tucson, in recognition of the "deep faith, courage, initiative and zeal" exhibited in her advancement of Catholic education. Between 1978 and 1983, Sister Harold Ann was administrator of Assumption Hall, the former retirement home of the sisters and, from 1999 until 2004, she was the supervisor of Elizabeth Ann Hall at Caritas Christi. During her retirement, she continued to volunteer her services where needed. Energetic and outgoing, Sister Harold Ann took to heart the words of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, "When so rich a harvest is before us, why do we not gather it? All is in our hands, if we will but use it." Visitation will be 2 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 17, 2017, and 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at the Caritas Christi Motherhouse, Mt. Thor Road, Greensburg, PA 15601, where vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Motherhouse. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of Charity, De Paul Center, 144 DePaul Center Road, Greensburg, PA 15601. For more information, visit the website, www.scsh.org .
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