Stephen E. Jones 65 of Dryden, New York died June 29, 2019 at Beach Tree Center in Ithaca New York.
Born September 12, 1953 in Cortland New York he was the son of the late Eric and Josephine Jones .
Having lived in Groton for most of his life he upon graduating from Groton high school in 1972 entered the United States Army serving 2 terms in the Vietnam war. Upon an honorable discharge he joined the United States Army and Air Force National Guard . He had been employed with the US Postal Service as a rural carrier in Brooktondale until his retirement in 2006, he was an avid reader of western novels, a member of Groton Assembly of God church, had been a member of the Groton fire department serving in the capacity of fire police.
He is survived by his daughters Nicole Tracy of Ithaca and Sarah (Tyler) Fausel of Dryden, grandsons Logan Tracy and Nicholas Fausel. He is also survived by his brothers Karl Jones, Kevin McCord, David McCord and Chuck McCord. Besides his parents he is predeceased by his wife Janice and two sisters.
Services will be held on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at noon at Groton Assembly of God with Pastor Sam Neno officiating . The family will receive friends 11 to noon prior to the services, interment will be in the Groton Rural cemetery with military honors .
Memorial contributions can be made to the Groton fire department ambulance fund
Condolences may be made on his guest book at Zirbel funeral home.com
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