Deacon Jim Jones, a Deacon of the Archdiocese, died on Wednesday, April 5, 2023 at the age of 84. Deacon Jim was ordained by Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati on September 29, 2001. He was assigned to The Community of the Good Shepherd Parish, Loveland, upon his ordination. He later also served for a period at Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, Reading. He served the Archdiocese as a permanent deacon for twenty-one years.
Deacon Jim leaves his wife, Kathy, to whom he was married for sixty-two years. He also leaves three sons and their spouses, ten grandchildren and one great-grandson.