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William A. Jones, Jr

Born: Sat., Mar. 19, 1938
Died: Mon., Aug. 17, 2020

Graveside Service

10:00 AM Sat., Aug. 22, 2020

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William A. ‘Bill” Jones, Jr. 82, of Blossvale, NY passed away at his home on Monday August 17, 2020. He was born March 19, 1938 in the Town of Vienna, NY a son of William & Mary Price Jones and was a 1955 graduate of Camden High School. On Aug 18, 1956 he married the former Loretta May in St. John’s Church, North Bay, NY. Bill worked for the Bargabos Construction Company, Canastota, NY for nearly 20 years retiring as Vice President in 1983.  He then joined Carle CanMex as a driver from 1983 until 2000. He then worked for SharMar until 2018. Bill was a longtime avid Camden Sports fan and booster. He also was a trail groomer for the Taberg Trailblazers Snowmobile Club, enjoyed being in the woods, logging and hunting.
Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Loretta, two sons, Tom & Norene, Chris & Colleen Jones, Blossvale, NY, five grandchildren, Lindsey, Travis, Zach, Caitlin and Kevin, six great grandchildren, Autumn, Blake, Tanner, Kyler, Luca and Milo, a brother, Paul & Diane Jones, Blossvale, NY and several nieces & nephews.
Graveside services under the direction of LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc., Camden, NY will be held 10:00am Saturday from McConnellsville Cemetery. Face masks and social distancing shall apply.    

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Kenneth Ferris
   Posted Tue August 18, 2020
Your dad was a great guy he will be truly missed. I have many fond memories of him at your house when we use to ride dirt bikes. I had seen him over the years in town and was always a pleasure to talk to him and your mom.

Darrell Van Pelt
   Posted Tue August 18, 2020
First off, let me give condolences to all of the Jones family for the loss of a great man. I worked with Bill from 87-93 at Carle’s. Always laughing and joking. Later when I was announcing game’s at the high school, him and his wife sat right in front of me always routing for the Blue Devils. I don’t think he ever missed a game. We had odd thing thing going on where we’d see each other at random all over New York State. From Watkins Glen one week to Old Forge the next. We’d just laugh. Such a nice guy and be proud to call him dad, grandpa, etc. Bill, you were awesome!

David Cullop
   Posted Thu August 20, 2020
So sorry for your loss he was a great guy, All in our prayers.

nancy Williams
   Posted Thu August 20, 2020

Blooming Blues was sent by Preston Hill Gravel.

Please accept our deepest sympathies for the loss of Bill. He will be missed. From: Preston Hill Gravel, Camden, NY

George & Beth Carle
   Posted Fri August 21, 2020
We wish to extend our condolences to Loretta and family.
We will always remember Bill as an exceptional gentleman and genuinely nice man. A man of integrity, who knew the value of hard work, who was possessed of immense talent and knowledge. He was also a great teacher who willingly shared his knowledge with others and we witnessed his patient guidance many times. His dignity, his sense of right and his wisdom made him a leader (though he wouldn't admit it) and the sort of man others aspired to be.
I still often miss the long conversations we used to have about all sundry subjects. His knowledge was broad, he had a fine sense of history and a delightful philosophical wit.
What we admired most, though, was that wife and family came first with Bill and he took such great pride in you all. He leaves a fine legacy and he will be remembered well.
Bill made a difference.

Becky gillette
   Posted Sat August 22, 2020

Monet's Garden Basket was sent by Bob, Jodie, Becky, Jennifer, and Nancy.

With deepest sympathies

Dan Bargabos
   Posted Sat August 22, 2020
Loretta and the entire Jones family, please accept my condolences on the loss of Bill, the world is a better place because of him. Bill was more than a friend to my Dad, more like a brother. They shared much, a genuine respect and friendship, both at work and the many adventures, especially with the custom motor homes. Today and everyday at my job I am reminded of the 20 years they worked so well together. It was nearly 5 years ago that I lost my Dad, also at 82. Like my Dad I know family always came first with Bill. I love my Dad and I love the friendship they shared, I am so sorry for your loss, Dan.

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