We mourn the passing of Hugh D Jones,79, who died on December 7, 2020, after battling liver cancer. We take great comfort that he has returned home to be with God. He leaves a legacy of love and commitment as exemplified by his marriage of almost 54 years to his beloved wife, Carol. Together they lovingly raised their two children, and were blessed with four grandchildren, whom they deeply adore.
Born in Glen Rock, NJ, Hugh graduated from Lehigh University and later UCLA where he earned his Masters Degree. It was there, while attending UCLA, that he met, fell in love and married his wife, Carol. Throughout their marriage, they showed us what it meant to deeply love, forgive and stay true to each other through the ups and downs.
A resident of Sleepy Hollow, NY, for over 35 years, Hugh's great joys were music, golfing, boating and serving in his community. He delighted in sharing his love of music and the sounds of jazz filled the house each weekend. He was blessed with a lovely tenor singing voice and shared it with glee clubs in his youth and the Second Reformed Church Choir for most of his adulthood. He picked up golfing as an adult to spend time with his son, David, and both enjoyed playing together up until just this past spring. Boating on the Hudson River brought him peace. It was truly one of his favorite places to be. An active member of the community, Hugh proudly served as the Commodore of the Philipse Manor Beach Club, worked on the Town Planning Board and was a valued member of the Second Reformed Church's Consistory.
Hugh took great pride in providing for his family. His incredible work ethic was ever-present throughout his career in the field of aviation and transportation. Starting at TWA, onto MacDonald Douglas, then American Airlines, the Port Authority of NY and finally Republic Airport in Farmingdale Long Island where he spent twenty-two years running the airport until his retirement.
We are truly grateful to our mom, Carol, who devoted herself to lovingly care for him, especially this past year, so that he was able to pass peacefully at home, surrounded by his family who loved him dearly. His sentimental Welsh spirit, charming wit and quiet humor will be deeply missed. We carry him in our hearts and will treasure all the wonderful memories together.
He is survived by his wife, Carol, his children, Wendy (Rob) and David (Cory), grandchildren (Bryce, Adam, Piper and Hailey) and sister, Dilys Landé.
Published by River Journal from Dec. 12 to Dec. 13, 2020.