F. Neale Jones, age 68, of Trumansburg passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 3, 2002 at Cayuga Medical Center.

Born on April 3, 1934 in Ithaca, Neale was the son of the late Helen Tompkins and Frank Jones.

Neale was a 1952 graduate of the Ithaca High School and received his BA in Education from Ithaca College. He was employed by several area businesses including NCR, Cornell University, Jones Tree Service and more recently at the Cayuga Medical Center. Neale retired from Cayuga Medical Center following 12 years of dedicated service.

He was an avid reader of Westerns and History. Neale was also a Syracuse Orangemen and Buffalo Bills fan and most week-ends you could find him cheering them to victory. He will be dearly missed by his friends and family.

Surviving Neale are his loving and devoted wife of 31 years, Teresa Sarsfield Jones; three daughters, Shika (Vince) Pollard of Indianapolis, IN, Robyn (Steven) Jones of Fort Lee, VA and Karia April Jones of Trumansburg; eight grandchildren, Morgan, Liam and Reece Pollard, Jennifer, Kristopher, Benjamin and Kimberly White and Shane Jones; one great-granddaughter, Alexandra "Allie" Sarinana; two sisters-in-law, Doreen (Roy) Doty and Ellen (Lewis) Rider all of Trumansburg and several nieces and nephews.

In keeping with Neale's wishes, no public services have been scheduled.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Neale's memory may be directed to the Trumansburg Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 418, Trumansburg, NY 14886 or to the American Cancer Society, 31 Adams Ave., Endicott, NY 13760.

The family has entrusted arrangements to the Ness-Sibley Funeral Home, 23 South St, Trumansburg.

For additional assistance please call the funeral home at 1-888-534-5446.

Submitted by: Joseph L. Sibley, Director