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Thomas G. Jones

Thomas G. Jones

1915 - 2017

  Thomas G. Jones, 101, of Watertown, NY died January 25, 2017 at his home under the care of his loving children, caregivers, and Hospice of Jefferson County. 
  Tom and his twin brother, Griffith, were born February 20, 1915 in Ogdensburg, New York to Thomas M. and Florence Seguin Jones.  His family later moved to West Carthage, NY, where Tom graduated from West Carthage High School.
  Tom served in the United States Army/ Air Corps during World War II and was stationed in New Guinea, where he was the registrar of the Army Hospital.  He received an Honorable Discharge in 1945.  After the war, he was employed with the J.J. Newberry Company as an assistant manager in Lockport, NY.  It was there that he met his wife of 61 years, Willsie Larson Jones.  Later, Tom was employed as a claims examiner for the New York State Department of Labor and Unemployment until his retirement in 1978.  After retiring, he and his wife moved to Brindisi, Italy, where Mrs. Jones was employed by the Army/Air Force Exchange Service.  Due to other transfers, they also lived in Massachusetts, Virginia, Okinawa and Misawa, Japan.  They returned to Watertown after Mrs. Jones retired in 1990.
  Tom was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Watertown and the Bethany Masonic Lodge in Black River, NY.  He loved working in his garden, traveling, playing cards, watching TV, and reading the Watertown Daily Times.  Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great- grandchildren. 
  Tom is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Burr Morris , Susan and Ed Flynn,  his son, Alan D .Jones,  his grandchildren, Laura Beardsley Riba,  Christopher L. Baker, Jessica Jones Baggott, Shawn M. Flynn, Shannon Baker Circe,  Steven Baker, his great-grandsons, Jack Riba, Sam Riba, Jonathan Baggott, Thomas Baggott, and a sister, Doris Jones Weyl.  He was predeceased by his wife, Willsie (Tina) Jones, his daughter, Carol Jones Baker, his grandson, Alan T. Jones, his parents, and his brothers, Griffith Jones and Robert Jones.
  The funeral service will be at 10:00am Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Trinity Episcopal Church with The Rev. Dr. Richard Laribee officiating.  A reception will follow in the Macsherry Parish Hall.  Contributions may be made payable to the Carol Jones Baker Memorial Scholarship and sent to Watertown Savings Bank, c/o of Chris Strobert,  121 Clinton St. , Trinity Episcopal Church, 227 Sherman St. or Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., all of Watertown, NY 13601.  Arrangements are with D.L. Calarco Funeral Home, Inc.  Condolences may be sent to www. dlcalarco.com.

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My deepest sympathťy to the family.  Losing a love one can be very difficult but I’ve found comfort in God’s promise of a resurrection and his promise to swallow up death forever.  John 5:28, 29 and Isaiah 25:8

By Jo Oliver on 02 23, 2017


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Linda & Burr, Susan, Al
  was shocked and dismayed when I logged on this morning and checked the obits.  Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all.  I loved your Dad and will miss him. He was such a gentleman and always had a smile for all.

My love and prayers to all of you.

    - Char

By Charlotte Bach on 01 29, 2017


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Such a wonderful man - great memories from spending the summer with him and the family many years ago! Cherish knowing he’s with Jesus and those who went before! Happy to know I will see him again one day! Love to all!

By Michelle Schappacher on 01 28, 2017


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Sue,Linda and Alan I’m so very sorry for the loss of your Dad.
Tom was such a sweetheart and I always enjoyed him and his great sense of humor. Cherish all your memories and it will help you thru the difficult days ahead. I leave you with the thought that he and your mom are dancing together once again, his card is full. God Bless❤

By Lori Langworthy on 01 27, 2017


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Condolences to the Jones Family for the loss of their loving father Tommy, such a wonderful father and friend to all he knew…
I have nvr had the pleasure of meeting a more beautiful and loving family as Tom’s children, Linda, Alan and Susan…
There’s a special place in heaven for Tommy’s children as they took on the responsibility of caring for their elderly father as he aged over the years…
Their selfless devotion was very touching to watch as not a day went by that his children weren’t there to attend to all their father’s needs with heavy doses of tender loving care and a lot of laughter…
I wish this family nothing but the best and want them to know they now have another special guardian angel watching over them all…
Tommy is now at peace with his loving wife Tina, daughter Carol and his other family and friends that have gone before him…
He is looking down at us all, dancing in a beautiful garden to Frank Sinatra and singing HAPPY DAYYYYYYY!! Xo

By Amy Jo Ayen on 01 26, 2017


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