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Maximilian B. Jones, 72, professor emeritus of management, died March 26, 2005, at Seaside Health Center in Virginia Beach. Jones was a longtime resident of Norfolk and a native of Vienna, Austria.

He joined the Old Dominion faculty in 1955, was promoted to associate professor in 1964 and awarded the rank of full professor in 1965. He served as department chair from 1967 to 1973 and again from 1984 to 1990. He retired in 1992.

Jones taught courses in management and labor relations on both the graduate and undergraduate level. He was active as a labor arbitrator on the state and national level. He was also a captain in the USNRSC.

Jones, who was predeceased by his wife, Jane Miller Jones, in 1998, enjoyed traveling, golf and his many friendships during his retirement years.
Survivors include two daughters, Susan K. Jones and Katherine J. Long, both of Fairfax County, Va.; a brother, Walter B. Jones of Boston; and five grandchildren. He will also be remembered by his many friends, especially his closest companion, Doris Defibaugh.

A funeral will be held Tuesday at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel, at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Mount Hebron Cemetery in Winchester, Va. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 2730 Ellsmere Ave., Norfolk, VA 23513.

This article was posted on: March 28, 2005

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