MORAVIA — Frederick A. Jones, 83, of Moravia, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019.

Mr. Jones was born Nov. 20, 1936 in Auburn, a son of the late Cecil (Clay) and Alice (Morton) Jones. Fred was formerly employed as a welder with the Triangle Steel Company in Ithaca. He was a Marine Corps veteran, and devoted his life to all of his family. Fred was a wood-working enthusiast.

Fred is survived by his 10 children, Claudia Gregg (Bill), of Trumansburg, David Jones (Elizabeth), of Ithaca, Laurie Lees (Mike Sherwood), of Trumansburg, Lisa Giannone (Matt Homick), of Auburn, Carol Draper (John), of Locke, Allen Coffin (Dee Dee), of Fulton, Dale Coffin, of Locke, Laurrie Coffin, of Trumansburg, Barbara Woodmansee, of Auburn, and Brenda Doeing (Bill), of Genoa; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother, Gary Jones (Karen); two sisters, Beverly Aldrich and Barbara Sinn; and a sister-in-law, Betty Shea Jones.

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Fred was predeceased by his wife of 38 years, Virginia L. “Jenny” (Dall) Jones, in 2011; by his son, Edward Cummings; by his grandchildren, Madeline Woodmansee, Kurtis Doeing, and Joshua Cummings; brother, Donald Jones; and brother-in-law, Jerry Sinn.

Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9, at the Shurtleff Funeral Home, 10117 Route 90, Genoa. A private graveside service will be held in the spring of 2020.

Contributions, in lieu of flowers may be made to the Doeing-Otis Memorial Scholarship, 1300 Walter Corey Road, Genoa, NY 13071, or to Southern Cayuga Ambulance, P.O. Box 7, Poplar Ridge, NY 13139.

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