Gregory “Biff” David Jones, born in Tarrytown, NY, on June 19, 1958 passed away on September 5, 2019 with his loving sister Kimberly Jones-Martini and his loving brother-in-law Victor A. Martini at his side. At 7:40 pm he bravely passed after a long, hard-fought battle with small-cell lung cancer.
Gregory was an avid and accomplished gardener, art connoisseur and film history expert. Greg attended Union College in Schenectady NY and continued on to the renowned Cooper-Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in Manhattan NY. While at Cooper-Union he ran the photography studio for many years as a teaching assistant. Eventually, working for Peter Corsell Associates in the structural engineering department, also in Manhattan NY, he put his life-long expertise to work as a consummate draftsman. His work involved the meticulous art of landmark restoration as well as consulting on many of the tallest buildings in NYC. Greg was proficient and expert in all he endeavored to accomplish. Throughout his treatment he fought valiantly to retain his independence and he deeply appreciated the kindness and gentle coaching from the very skilled OT and PT providers at The Schenectady Center.
Greg was pre-deceased by his domestic partner, Peter Obletz. Greg held a special place in his heart for Marie A. Martini, and held her in high admiration. He loved and enjoyed his step-brother Kevin C. O’Brien with whom he shared many fond memories.
A memorial will be planned for a later date. Greg will be interred at the Parkview Cemetery in Schenectady NY. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society Hope Club.
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