He was born in Oswego, N.Y., to the late Claude and Nina (Dingman) Jones.
Mr. Jones has remained a life resident of Oswego, N.Y. He graduated from Oswego High School.
Mr. Jones was a United States veteran, having served in the Air Force for five years from 1959 to 1964.
He retired after 34-plus years from Alcan Aluminum in 2002.
Mr. Jones was an avid fan of NASCAR and football. He was a member of the St. Joseph Golden Agers and Oswego Elks Lodge.
He was pre-deceased by his daughter Colleen Jones, and siblings Geraldine Demm, and Claude, Robert and William Jones.
Mr. Jones is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 52 years, Josephine DiGaetano Jones of Oswego; three children, Craig (Donna) Jones of Florida, Christine (John Spotswood) Jones of New Haven, NY, and Cory (Tracy) Jones of Sterling, N.Y.; one sister, Beverly Bonner of Oswego; five grandchildren, Timothy, Bryan, and Veronica Jones, Breanna and Hannah France; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and good friends.
Funeral service was held Thursday May 15 in the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, and at St. Joseph’s Church, Oswego where a Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by the Rev. Greg Kreinheder.
Burial will be held in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Oswego. Calling hours were May 14 in the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. Fourth St., Oswego.
The family would like to give a special thank you to Oswego Health Hospital Care and St. Joseph’s Church.
Contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Church, 240 W. First St., Oswego, NY 13126 and the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., PO Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057.