Kevin Jones, age 50, of Grandview Ave, Kingston died Friday, July 21, 2006 at Kingston Hospital, Kingston.
Mr. Jones was born August 6, 1955 at Kingston, NY the son of the late Robert and the late Eileen (Sheeley) Jones. He married Ruth A Crantek October 15,1983 in Saugerties, NY.
He was very active with the Kingston Colonial Little League for many years, serving as coach, League President, and Umpire.
He was a long time member of Williams Lake Beach Club.
He was an avid Met fan.
He was employed by the Childrens Home of Poughkeepsie,as a Fiscal Director for 15 years.
He is survived by his wife: Ruth A (Crantek) Jones and two sons: Kevin C Jones and Travis C Jones at home ,a Step Son, Derek T Snyder of Saugerties, NY;
Brother of two sisters: Sharon Hamilton of Slidell, LA, Barbara Smith of Kingston, NY
Cousin, Terry Wilber of Stone Ridge, NY; Cousin, Russ Wilber of Eddyville, NY; Several Aunts, Uncles, And Cousins
Predeceased by his brother, Bobby Jones
Calling hours will be Monday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at Keyser Funeral Service, Inc., 326 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY. The funeral will be Tuesday at 10:00 at St. Josephs Roman Catholic Church, 242 Wall Street, Kingston.
Burial will be in St Marys Cemetery, Kingston following the Mass
Memorials may be made to Memorial donations may be sent to The Kevin & Travis Jones College Fund, 45 Grandview Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401, or the Kingston Colonial Little League, PO Box 4492, Kingston NY 12402.
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.....Kevin...Geez...What a great guy...I'll tell ya...we played a lot of baseball back in the 60s- 70s as kids...little league and Babe Ruth league....He were on Montgomery wards together in little league..We had a good team and Kevin was one of the leaders...He was just plain really good ! ...He was a good pitcher to...It was a different time back then....Kids actually chose up sides summer days for pick up games..I left Kingston after High school.....but always remembered that freckled face smile and that easy going way... That he had...He was one of the best.,.
Your in our prayers always
Love Barb and Ryan
Many years ago, Kevin, my sister Linda and I were watching Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" on TV at our house. Kev was sitting in a recliner and my sister and I were sitting on the couch between the TV and the recliner. The suspense is climbing, and sound of flapping wings is coming from the spare room. Just as the leadng lady opens the door, all the birds attack. My sister was holding a full glass of soda with ice. She screams and throws up her hands in sheer terror. All the soda and ice fly out of the glass and cover Kevin, head to toe. He laughed and took it all in stride.
Dear Ruth, Kevin and Travis,
I am so sorry for the loss of your husband and father. I have worked with Kevin for almost all of the 17 years he worked at The Children's Home. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and with Kevin as he rests in peace. He was always so proud of you! We are going to miss him so very much.
Eventhough your hearts are "heavy", May memories bring a smile.
I worked with Kevin at the Poughkeepsie Children's Home and participated with him in the Fantasy Football league. I enjoyed his conversation,witt, and sense of humor.
My deepest sympathy to you all.
Kevin made us feel welcome at the lake and was always a happy face and voice for us. Bill enjoyed talking to Kevin recently about his jogging and walking. He was a great guy, and his loss will change the lake atmosphere.
My sympathy is with you all during this difficult time. I am a ex-co worker of your beloved Kevin, I worked with Him for 7 years at the children home, and always enjoyed talking with Kevin. I'm so sorry to hear He is gone from here, so happy to know He is with his God. May God comfort you all. Willie Reed
Kevin,our heart reaches out for you and Terv. Our thoughts are with you and your family.Our home is always open to you.
You were one homer of a guy.
Peace my friend.
I just sat down to view what had been on this site and thank everyone for all their kind words. They mean more to us than I can even begin to try to convey.
I know now that we won't be the only ones who will miss Kevin.
Kevin, Travis and I thank you all.
I will truly miss a great co-worker. Rest in Peace.
Kevin has been my boss at the Children's Home of Poughkeepsie for 3 years, and I will miss him more than words can say. I will miss his hearty laugh, his grunts and groans when something went wrong, and his great sense of humor. It won't be the same without you, Kevin! We will love and miss you always.
our deepest sympathy