James Anthony Chones


James Anthony Chones, 53, of Swanton, MD, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017, at his home.

Born April 9, 1964, in Silver Spring, MD, he was the son of the late Athanasius James and Phyllis LaJeanne (Echols) Chones.

James was employed by Savage River Works. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time at the beach. James graduated from Seneca Valley High School and the Diesel Institute of America.

He is survived by his daughter, Kristen Tichinel and husband, Andrew, Oakland, MD; brother, Terry Chones, Westminster, SC; grandson, Karter Tichinel; two nieces and his special friends.

At James’ request he will be cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later time. Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 1100 Memorial Dr., Oakland, is in charge of his cremation arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to his family at www.newmanfuneralhomes.com.

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K. Scott McMahon

I knew Jimmy for more than 40 years, and I'm writing on behalf of his many friends, from Darnestown Elementary School (Darnestown, MD) in the 1970s to Seneca Valley High School (Germantown, MD) in the 1980s. Jim was a popular guy. He had many friends because he was the kind of man who would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. The neighborhood kids all hung out at Jim's house; we referred to Phyllis as 'mom.' She fed us peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. We went fishing in the lake behind Jimmy’s house in Darnestown, MD. There was nothing more fun than going to Ocean City, MD with Jimmy to celebrate the 4th of July. Jimmy especially liked hunting and fishing; he was really good at. Jim helped teach my daughters, and lots of other kids, to fish. Jimmy raised a wonderful daughter, Kristen, who recently blessed him with a grandchild. So, on behalf of Jimmy's many friends, I extend our collective prayers for his family's peace and strength in this difficult time. Jimmy Chones was one of the kindest and most generous men that we have ever had the pleasure to know. None of us could have asked for a better friend growing up than Jimmy. And we know that God will protect Jimmy as his journey continues in spirit.

 Posted April 21, 2017 - 6:48pm
Daniel W Tichinel

Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Jim. It was an honor to have known him. May God embrace you in comfort during this difficult time.

 Posted April 19, 2017 - 8:55pm

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