David Jones

Obituary of David Brian Jones

David Brian Jones, 45, of Fayetteville and formerly of Clinton, went home to be with the Lord on February 27, 2022. David was born in New Hartford, New York on September 27, 1976 to Carol and David C. Jones. He graduated from Clinton High School and received his bachelor's degree from Colby College. David always valued education and was awarded his Juris Doctorate from Syracuse University College of Law. He practiced as a lawyer for many years in Syracuse. David leaves to cherish his loving memory: his son Noah Jones of DeWitt; his parents Carol and David C. Jones of Manlius; his former wife, Kristen Lawton of DeWitt; his special friend Ilana Cantrell and her children Ella and Bryce Kanfer of Jamesville; as well as his many friends. He loved and adored his son Noah and enjoyed taking him on outdoor adventures, skiing, fishing, quizzing him on geography factoids and talking sports. One of David’s greatest joys in life was helping Noah develop new skills; he was incredibly proud of Noah’s hard work and accomplishments in school and baseball. Dave cherished his core group of friends from high school who were always close in his thoughts, even as the years went by and they were separated by distance. David had a love of the outdoors, especially the Adirondacks and spent many weekends hiking there with his long-time buddies. Dave enjoyed tending to his vegetable garden and sharing his harvest with his family. As a child, David eagerly awaited the monthly delivery of his National Geographic magazine in order to absorb information on people and cultures of the world. He developed a life-long love of elephants and concern for their preservation, which only became more passionate during his stay in South Africa his junior year of college. David was known and loved for his keen intellect, good-natured teasing, knack for giving well-researched advice, true musical talent, intense thoughtfulness, and generosity. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Private services will be held for the family. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (Syracuse Program), in light of David’s love of fly fishing and the mission of the organization, which is dedicated to the emotional and physical rehabilitation of disabled active military personnel and disabled veterans. A book of memories celebrating David’s life is being amassed for his son Noah. If you would like to contribute, please send a letter sharing your favorite memory of David to DBJmemories@gmail.com. Those wishing to send a hard copy letter may request the postal address to mail it to by sending an email to DBJmemories@gmail.com.
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