There will be no services and no calling hours for 99-year-old Allen S. Jones, a lifelong resident of Potsdam, who died Feb. 27, 2013 while residing at the River Ledge Nursing Home in Ogdensburg.
He was born July 7, 1913 in Potsdam, the oldest son of Wilbur and Mabel Jones. He attended Potsdam Grammar School and Potsdam High School and later earned his GED.
His second grade class picture is on the wall of the Potsdam Museum and on page 45 in the Images of America Potsdam book.
Early in his youth, he was a caddy and greens keeper at the Potsdam Golf Course. During the depression he worked in the Civilian Conservation Corp. (CCC). In 1936, he worked for the Sullivan-Hazel Garage at 29 Maple Street in Potsdam; and in 1954-1960
at the same location he operated Jones' Flying A Service Station. In 1960, he moved across the street to 27 Maple St. where he owned and operated the Jones' Gulf Service Station for 17 years. In 1970, Allen started working in the Clarkson College Maintenance Department, retiring in 1976.
On Aug. 23, 1937, he married Dorothy Herrick, daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Roy and Addie Herrick, at the home of Mary and Herbert Jenner, at the corner of Brown's Bridge and the Hannawa-Colton Road.
Allen was a member of Amber Lodge #395 Free & Accepted Masons in Potsdam, and former member of the "Stag Club" and the "Hanson Pond Hunting Club" in Tupper Lake. He was an avid golfer at Potsdam Country Club and enjoyed golfing in South Carolina. He enjoyed hunting and fishing on the Jordan and Racquette Rivers. In the winter, he spent time Ski-Doo-ing with his friends in the Adirondack, Long Lake, Cranberry Lake, and Sevey's Corners areas. He was a long-time Mets baseball fan as well as a Clarkson hockey fan.
Mr. Jones is survived by his son, David A. Jones; daughter-in-law Ann F. Jones; four grandchildren, Christopher Jones, Hilary (Jones) Ortiz, Heather Lewis and Aaron Jones; five great-grandchildren, Amaziah Jones, Sam, Sarah, and Noah Ortiz, and Amelia Lewis; and a sister, Dorothy Dafoe of New Braunsfels, Texas.
His wife, Dorothy Jones, and two brothers, William Jones and Arthur Jones, predeceased him.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Seymour Funeral Home in Potsdam.