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Saturday April 14th, 2012
10:00am

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Interment at: Woodlawn Cemetery

Woodlawn Cemetery
Saturday April 14th, 2012
12:00pm

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Douglas A. Jones

Douglas Arthur Jones, age 73, passed away at 4:30 a.m. Easter Sunday. Born on April 21, 1938, he was a lifelong resident of Berne. Doug was the son of Howard and Lillian Jones (both deceased), and is survived by two brothers, Edwin (Carol Lynn Coronios) of Chatham, NY, and Roy (Charlotte) Jones of Berne; two sisters, Ruth (Hillery) Thibodeaux of Katy, TX, and Marilyn Mayers of Geneva, AL; and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, and grand-nephews. Doug's favorite pastimes included drinking coffee while sitting on the front porch of his parents' home on Route 143, waving to passersby; buying coffee for all his friends at the Berne Store and Duke Dairy Bar (East Berne); and reliving wonderful memories of camping, fishing, and hunting trips with his parents and siblings. Many of these memories were from Eighth Lake and Wells campgrounds in the Adirondacks, the St. Lawrence River, Canada, Florida Keys, and the White River area of Arkansas. During his younger years, Doug worked for the NYS Department of Transportation and Albany County Highway Department. Visitation and service will be Saturday, April 14, at the Helderberg Lutheran Church in Berne, with visitation beginning at 9 a.m. and the service at 10 a.m. Following a brief gravesite service at Woodlawn Cemetery, a light luncheon will be offered to family and friends in the church fellowship hall. Those who wish to remember Doug's kindness and generosity in a giving way are encouraged to make a donation to the Helderberg Lutheran Church, in lieu of flowers. Doug's family would like to extend a special thank you to Farrell Virga of Fredendall's Funeral Home for all his assistance. The sincere, concerned, personal attention offered by a family-owned, hometown business cannot be measured in other ways.


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I sure do remember your coffee days at the Berne Store

Joan Garry Morrow Apr 15 2012 12:00 AM

Uncle doug was the sweetest man i have ever known. He was always thinking about others and never about himself. He amazed me how he could make up songs and tell stories the way he did. Uncle doug you always put a smile on our faces and made us laugh. you will truly be missed but i know you are at peace. we love you doug. love, melody,megan and mackenzie

melody mayers Apr 14 2012 12:00 AM

Uncle Doug always brought happiness to my life. He was the best Uncle i could have wished for. One of my best memories was he and grandpa Jones on the snowmobile pulling me on a car hood in the snow. I loved him very much, and will miss him.

Brad Mayers Apr 14 2012 12:00 AM

I never met anyone with a kinder heart than Uncle Doug.He was always there to help anyone out who needed it no matter who they were.He would do without in order to help someone else.Fond memories of Uncle Doug.He truly was one of a kind.Miss you Uncle Doug. Love kid De Coco

Dale Apr 14 2012 12:00 AM

Uncle Doug was one of the kindest men here on earth. Although his life was quite tough at times, he always had a joke to tell or song to sing. His smile and laughter were contagious...it was impossible to feel down when he was around. One of the main attributes I admired in Uncle Doug (and there were many) was his faith in God. I believe this strong faith was why he was at peace in the midst of difficulties. Uncle Doug is in Heaven now. He is with his parents and many friends. I am sure he is cracking jokes, singing songs, playing Lucky 7's and winning, drinking coffee without Thick-it, wearing Carhartt or L.L. Bean, and rocking on the front porch. Wham-o Uncle Doug. We love you dearly!!!! Love, Dawn, John, JP, and Alexis

Dawn Gorham Apr 12 2012 12:00 AM

My fondest memory: Uncle Dougie's ability to make up a song at the drop of a hat. Ex. Born A Cow I will never forget or live down my comment of - Uh oh, Uncle Dougie's coming and you know what that means!!!! Put the coffee on! His sense of humor and warm heart will truly be missed by a lot of people.

Karen Parker Apr 12 2012 12:00 AM

Uncle Doug was one of the kindest men here on earth. Although his life was quite tough at times, he always had a joke to tell or song to sing. His smile and laughter were contagious...it was impossible to feel down when he was around. One of the main attributes I admired in Uncle Doug (and there were many) was his faith in God. I believe this strong faith was why he was at peace in the midst of difficulties. Uncle Doug is in Heaven now. He is with his parents and many friends. I am sure he is cracking jokes, singing songs, playing Lucky 7's and winning, drinking coffee without Thick-it, wearing Carhartt or L.L. Bean, and rocking on the front porch. Wham-o Uncle Doug. We love you dearly!!!! Love, Dawn, John, JP, and Alexis

Dawn Gorham Apr 12 2012 12:00 AM

I remember Doug sitting at the counter at Settler's store when I worked there. He was always ready with a Hello There and can I buy you a cup of coffee for anyone who came in, whether he actually knew them or not. He always had a quick laugh and did his best to make everyone as happy as he was. I will miss him and especially I miss seeing him sitting on the porch... It has been a very long time since I saw him sitting there last and I always envision him there when I pass by his home. Our deepest sympathy to the family.

Joan Bentley Apr 11 2012 12:00 AM

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