Thomas Jones

Thomas Charles "Tom" Jones

Friday, March 2nd, 1945 - Sunday, August 11th, 2019
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Obituary

Thomas Charles “Tom” Jones, 74, died Sunday, August 11, 2019 at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake, NY. surrounded by his loving family.

Tom was born March 2, 1945, the son of Charles and Dorothy (Lincoln) Jones.

Tom taught several years in the Plattsburgh school system. He then moved to Saranac Lake where he taught for 21 years at Bloomingdale Elementary School. Upon leaving the classroom, he took a position as principal in the Adams School District. Later, he served as principal and superintendent of the Cinncinatus School District. He retired in 1999 as superintendent of the Schroon Lake School District. In addition, Tom served on the Saranac Central School Board, was an assessor for the Town of Saranac, and was a councilman in the Town of St. Armand.

Tom had an incredible work ethic and enjoyed nothing more than an honest day’s work, followed by a cold glass of Pepsi. His grandchildren were his pride and joy. His family and friends will always cherish his sense of humor and wisdom.

Tom is survived by his two daughters, Amy (Bill) Cluckey of Saranac Lake and Tracy (Tim) Kratts of Bloomingdale, and their mother Arlene (Jones) McCalvin, his brother Raymond Jones of Casper, WY and John (Liz) Jones of The Villages, Fl., his sister Norma (George) Klosek of Utica, NY., and his grandchildren John and Thomas Tatro, David Cluckey, and Cayla (Cluckey) Glisson. Tom is also survived by his great grandchildren, Ethan Lawrence, Charlotte and Taliyah Tatro, and Mackenzie and Olivia Glisson.

Tom was predeceased by his parents, his brother George Jones, and his sisters Beverly Batsford and Barbara Johnson.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home, 20 Church Street, Saranac Lake, NY. Calling hours will take place on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at the Fortune Keough Funeral Home from 3 to 6 pm. A short funeral service will be held at 5:45 pm. at the Funeral Home with Reverend Eric Olsen officiating.

Family and friends wishing to remember Thomas “Tom” Jones can make memorial donations to the Saranac Lake Volunteer Rescue Squad in care of the funeral home. Family and friends can also share their memories and sign the online guestbook at fortunekeoughfuneralhome
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    Fortune-Keough Funeral Home, Inc.
    Address
    20 Church Street
    SARANAC LAKE, NY 12983
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 | 5:45pm
    When
    Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 5:45pm
    Location
    Fortune-Keough Funeral Home, Inc.
    Address
    20 Church Street
    SARANAC LAKE, NY 12983
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Eric Olsen

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Mary Lincoln Riley

Posted at 10:23am
I just heard of Tom’s passing, and wanted to express my condolence. I will always remember his good-humored personality, and his heartfelt words at Uncle Herman's funeral expressing how he had always admired his strong work ethic and had aspired to have a similar one. That by far was accomplished. Cherish your wonderful memories of a life well lived.

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Posted at 06:25am
Tom, I will always remember your kind heart and wonderful sense of humor. I did not know you well - only through a few interactions when we were both involved in Voters For Change and other community work in Saranac Lake. Rest in peace.

Steven Salls

Posted at 08:35am
Rest in Peace Tom,My condolence to the Family...
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Dawn Rowell

Posted at 04:34pm
Thinking of Tom's family today and remembering him fondly. He was my 4th grade teacher in Bloomingdale. I remember him as so kind and patient. Always helpful . I remember when he bought a pair of shoes for a boy in the class who didn't have good ones. And i remember a few days before last day of school he brought in a big 5 gallon tub of ice cream and a huge basket of cherries , and he took the class outside and we ate it under the shade of the trees..will never forget it. His humor and kind spirit has stayed with me throughout my life. RIP.
Heaven has gained an angel.

Dawn (Bickford) Rowell
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Jean Nesbitt

Posted at 10:16am
Tom was a great guy, his sense of humor was infectious. His friendship with the Nesbitt family will always be remembered! But, more important, Tom was a very loving father to Amy and Tracy, grand father to Thomas, John, David and Kayla, great grandfather, brother and uncle. His work ethic either in the classroom, behind a desk or Jack of all trades was unparalleled! It goes without saying we will never forget this man who gave us so many fond memories.
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