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September 24, 2013

Francis Paul Jones

LAKE PLACID — Francis Paul Jones, 97, of McLenathan Avenue, Lake Placid, N.Y., died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at Elizabethtown Community Hospital, surrounded by his loving family, after a short illness. One of nine children, he was born Dec. 30, 1915, in Camden, Maine, the son of Sidney and Beatrice (Myer) Jones. The family moved to Lake Placid in 1929.

Mr. Jones was a long time employee of Hurley Bros. in Lake Placid and also worked at a private home on Lake Placid for a number of years. He also worked many years at the George and Bliss Boathouse as a licensed boat pilot on Lake Placid. An excellent gourmet chef in his early years, Mr. Jones worked at some of the finest resort hotels in the country, including the Breakers in West Palm Beach, Fla., the Mt. Washington in Bretton Woods, N.H., and others.

A Veteran of World War II, Mr. Jones served 4 years in an armored Division Reconnaissance Squadron as a runner and radio operator; being decorated for bravery while participating in heavy action in major battles across Europe. He was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious achievement on March 29, 1945. He was honorably discharged Dec. 5, 1945.

A member of the Lake Placid American Legion Post 326 for 30 years, Mr. Jones served 2 years as Commander of the local post and went on to be Essex County Commander for 1 year. He was also a past Grand Knight of The Lake Placid Council #1827. Mr. Jones was a member of the Lake Placid Auxiliary Police Department for 16 years and served as Treasurer for the organization for 12 years. Mr. Jones also worked in the Foster Grandparent Program for 31 years through the Diocese of Ogdensburg Catholic Charities and was often seen across from the Corner Store sitting with his grandson, Ryan. One of his proudest moments was to carry the United States Banner in the Opening Ceremonies of the 1932 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid.

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