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Local family court judge passes away

A York County Family Court judge has passed away.  61-year-old Judge Tony Jones passed away Thursday after a battle with cancer.  He had been a state Family Court Judge since he was elected in 2013 and kept a full caseload until weeks after his diagnosis.

Jones was outspoken against demeaning language and actions towards children stating for one specific case that children should be free from all violence and being targets of bullies.  An election fill his seat will likely be held in 2020.  Funeral arrangements are pending.