Ria Joy Jones, 48

Ria Joy Jones, nee Wolpert, daughter of Carol Ann and Werner Xavier Wolpert, born in Wisconsin on Nov. 21, 1963, died peacefully surrounded by family and friends on Feb. 21, 2012.

Ria graduated from the University of Akron with a degree in computer science and worked in IT and communications in the Akron area.

Preceded in death by her husband David, grandparents, mom, dad, aunts, uncles and cousins, she leaves her girls, Sierra Miller and Kara Brown, grandson Kolton Miller, sister Diane Moretti, brother Brett Hartmann, aunts, uncles, friends and her two beloved dogs, Zeus and Thor, to mourn her passing.

Cremation has taken place. A combined memorial service celebrating Ria’s life and that of her mother, Carol Ann (Wolpert) Parnell, was held Saturday, March 10, at Bethany Lutheran Church, 833 Carroll St., Akron, Ohio. A private internment will take place at a later time. Those wishing to do so can make a donation to Bethany Lutheran Church.