HAMPDEN – William D. Jones, 79, passed away Sept. 27, 2004. He was born on Oct. 11, 1924, in Kenfig Hill, Glamorganshire, South Wales, Great Britain, the second son of David D. Jones and Annie E. (Vaughan) Jones. After graduating from Patten Academy in 1943, he went on to earn an A. A. from Ricker College and a B.A. from Wabash College in 1951. He did post-graduate work at Purdue University, Boston University and the University of Maine. Mr. Jones was director of the Bar Harbor Y.M.C.A. for a decade before returning to teaching high school U.S. history and mathematics. Mr. Jones served in the U.S. Army during World War II with the 29th Infantry and was awarded two Bronze Stars for his participation in the battles of Omaha Beach and Northern France. He enjoyed music of all kinds and spent many years playing drums with local combos. He sang choral music for more than seventy years, the last 20 years with the Portland Community Chorus. Mr. Jones was predeceased by his sisters, Margaret, Linda, Eunice and Ivey. He is survived by his brother, Kenneth; his sons, Kevin, Kyle and Reid; and his grandchildren, Zachary Jones, Maiysha Somers-Jones, Jared Jones, Hannah Somers-Jones and Alyssa Jones. He is also survived by a special friend, Marie-France Salmon. Arrangements by Acadia Burial and Cremation Direct, P.O. Box 99, Mt. Desert, ME 04660.