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Robert Jones

Robert Jones (Buzz)

Sunday, January 26th, 2020
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Obituary

Robert S. "Buzz" Jones, age 94 of Painted Post, NY passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at his home.

Born on July 22, 1925 in Ludlow, Vermont, he was the son of the late Leslie and Mary (Sullivan) Jones. Buzz was a graduate of Thomas A. Edison High School, class of 1943. He married Hollis Cassidy on March 8, 1951. She predeceased him on October 15, 2015. Buzz worked at the Pressware Plant as a trades foreman for Corning Inc., retiring in 1985, and recently received his 75 year pin.

Buzz will be remembered for his involvement with the Town of Erwin planning board - supporting all the work they did as well as supporting local fire departments. He was one of the original members of Indian Hills golf course and was an active member in various clubs, including the Elks Club. In his free time, Buzz enjoyed gardening and being a dedicated fan to the NY sports teams, including the NY Giants and NY Yankees.

Buzz is survived by his children: Patricia J. (Jim) Briggs of Painted Post, NY, Kevin M. (Billie Jean) Jones of Corning, NY; many grandchildren, great grandchildren and one great great grandson; sister, Joan Grover of New Milford, PA; brother-in-law, Gordon Forbes of New Jersey; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, Buzz was predeceased by his son, Richard Dennis Jones.

Family and friends are invited to visitation on Monday, February 3, 2020 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service 17 W. Pulteney Street Corning, NY. A funeral service will immediately follow at the funeral home at 1:00 pm, Pastor Scott Greene officiating. Burial with full military honors will take place in the family plot in Chapel Knoll Cemetery, Painted Post.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Buzz’s name may be sent to the: American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478
Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or by visiting www.cancer.org

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, February 3rd, 2020 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    When
    Monday, February 3rd, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Location
    Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service
    Address
    17 W. Pulteney Street
    Corning, New York 14830
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Funeral Service

    Monday, February 3rd, 2020 | 1:00pm
    When
    Monday, February 3rd, 2020 1:00pm
    Location
    Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service
    Address
    17 W. Pulteney Street
    Corning, New York 14830
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Pastor Scott Greene
  • Interment

    Monday, February 3rd, 2020 | 2:00pm
    When
    Monday, February 3rd, 2020 2:00pm
    Location
    Chapel Knoll Cemetery
    Address
    Victory Highway
    Painted Post, New York 14870
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