Thomas Jones

Obituary of Thomas Morgan Jones

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Thomas M. "Tom" Jones, 70, of Owego, NY passed away Friday, September 15, 2023. Tom was born in Newark, NJ to the late Morgan and Mildred Jones. He is survived by his devoted wife of 42 years, Linda Jones; two daughters and sons-in-law, Holly and Dustin Gros, June and Jordan Anthony; two grandchildren, Kaylee, Bryce; sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Walter Jones; brother and sister-in-law, David and Jennifer Jones; a niece, Faith; nephews, Morgan, Tim; many beloved cousins. Tom was passionate about family adventures which included a lot of fishing, hunting, clay bird shooting, and sporting events for his girls. He was always willing to help anyone out and considered his neighbors family. He had a love for music and playing poker, you could find him playing cards with his guitar by his side. Tom learned many acoustic songs which he played at many family events including birthdays and even a funeral. Tom also loved to cook and invent new dishes to share with family and co-workers. He earned the nickname "The Eggman" while helping cook at the Eiklor family pancake breakfast for 20 years. As a young man he hitchhiked across the country, even visited Owego on his way to California. He was so proud of earning his Captain's License to operate boats up to 100 ton from the U.S. Coast Guard station in Battery Park, New York City. Tom was always trying to discover new talents, from commercial fishing in the Florida Keys, potato and flower farming in upstate NY, professional poker player, an herbalist making salves and ointments and even a jewelry maker. He always added a smile and laughter to anywhere he went. Tom retired from Bennett Die and Tool, Inc., Ithaca, NY. In honoring Tom's wishes there will be no formal services, a celebration of life will take place at a later date to be determined. The family is being assisted by the Estey, Munroe & Fahey Funeral Home. Condolences may be made to Tom's family at
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