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Lewis Eric Jones

Lewis Eric Jones, 77, of Cedar Street Broadalbin, passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at Ellis Hospital.

He was born in Amsterdam, on June 10, 1943, a son of Lewis and Maryon Keohan Jones and was a 1961, graduate of Broadalbin High School. Eric was a lifelong area resident.

Mr. Jones was employed as a nuclear technician at Knolls Atomic Power Lab in West Milton and retired in 2000.

Eric was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and later served in the U.S. Air Force, retiring from the 109th Airlift Wing in 2003. He participated in several flights to Antartica in support of Operation Deep Freeze and the National Science Foundation.

He was a member of St. Joseph’s Church in Broadalbin, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 7629.

Mr. Jones served as a trustee for the village of Broadalbin, for twenty-two years. He was a member of the National Ski Patrol at Gore Mountain for over fifty years, a member of the Broadalbin Kennyetto Fire Company for over fifteen years, a member of the Sacandaga Boating Club, a member of the Fish House Fish & Game Club, and a member of the VFW and the American Legion Post 337, both of Broadalbin.

Eric enjoyed skiing, skeet shooting, hunting, and traveling. Mostly, he loved spending time with family and friends.

He was married to Dorothy Robeck Jones on April 24, 1965. She died January 29, 2009. Additionally, he was predeceased by his parents; and a niece, Jennifer.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Krajewski Hollenbeck Jones, whom he married on October 6,2012; a stepson, William G. Hollenbeck of Broadalbin; two sisters, Mary Lou (George) Lockyer of Broadalbin and Elizabeth Presson of Burnt Hills; two nieces; and three nephews.

Cremation was performed at Park View Crematorium, Schenectady. Calling hours will be held on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Robert M. Halgas Funeral Home Inc., 111 County Highway 106 (corner of Route 29 and Black Street), Johnstown. In accordance with current health guidelines, facial coverings and social distancing are required. A private Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Church. Final burial with military honors will be in Broadalbin-Mayfield Rural Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Church or to the Kennyetto Volunteer Fire Company, both in care of the funeral home.