Gary Robert Jones

May 16, 1952October 17, 2020

Gary Robert Jones, age 68, of Gainesville, GA, passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on May 16, 1952 in Syracuse, NY to his late parents; Edward and Halina Kowalska Jones. Gary worked as a Lieutenant with the Onondaga County Sherriff’s Department in Syracuse, New York for 24 years and with the NY Inspector General’s Office as a fraud investigator. He was Catholic by faith. He had many hobbies including golfing, fishing, boating on his boat known as the Krusty Krab, skiing, grilling, and most of all spending time with his family. Gary was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle, and friend who will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Gary is survived by his loving wife of almost 30 years, Doreen Jones of Gainesville, GA; daughters; Molly and her husband, Jason Jirasakhiran of Kennesaw, GA, Carly and her husband, Tim Ward of Nolensville, TN; brothers; Greg and his wife, Darleen Jones of Newnan, GA, Bruce Jones of Los Angeles, CA; grandchildren; Olivia and Julia Jirasakhiran of Kennesaw, GA; and several nieces, nephews and friends.

A private Service for Mr. Jones will be held on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. Interment will take place at Kennesaw Memorial Park. Masks will be required.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully asks that donations be made to the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

To leave online condolences for the family, please feel free to visit our website.

Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home in Kennesaw, GA, is in charge of the arrangements.


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Daniel Ruscitto

October 20, 2020

Doreen and Family,
What a shock to hear of Gary's passing. Our sincerest sympathies in your time of sorrow and we are sorry for your loss. Gary touched many people and was an influence in my life over the many years we worked together in the crime lab. His wry sense of humor and easy going manner made it easier to work in often difficult circumstances. He was a unique individual and will be missed by his friends and colleagues. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

David Stevenson

October 20, 2020

Doreen, family all. my sincere condolences and sympathy on Gary's passing. I know he fought a hard battle for several years. A quite man, a good leader and perfectionist in all he did. The high standards he brought to the Onondaga Co. Sheriff's Office will live on. May all find peace and comfort during this very difficult time.

Janet Erardi

October 20, 2020

Doreen and family,
I was am so sorry for your loss of Gary. You two were together forever and were such a good match for each other. He always was a compassionate, kind heart as are you. I will pray for you and your family and I am sorry he left you so young. May he rest in peace.

Steven Kenyon

October 20, 2020

Dear Doreen and Family, I am very sorry for your loss. I was in the police academy with Gary, I always liked Gary and did several projects with him in the Sheriff's Dept. I remember the great parties he used to have on Crooked Lake. After one of the OCSPA meetings, I found out he moved to Georgia and got his number. I had a conversation with him and he also invited me to visit him when down in Georgia but unfortunately never made it down there. He will be missed. May God help you through this time of loss. Sincerely, Steve Kenyon

Greg Duck

October 20, 2020

Gary Jones, my Law Enforcement Colleague, a P.B.A. Organizer, a supervisor, a mentor, a leader, a confidant, a friend who guided me through tough personal times and some pretty nasty Crime Scenes too.
Gary was not a common man. He was a person of strength, patience, vision, humor and exhibited ethics that were beyond reproach. He loved telling stories about his daughters as they grew to become ladies and spoke often of his fortune in meeting Doreen.
So, Doreen & girls, Corinne and I will be offering a "Pretzel Toast" to the memory of a life well lived. Thank you friend for everything.

Dick Drumm

October 19, 2020

I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I enjoyed working with Gary for many years. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Norma Barone

October 19, 2020

I met Gary many many years ago at the Sheriff's Dept in Onondaga county NY. We have been friends ever since. Gary was a kind, soft spoken man and a wonderful husband and father to my friend, his wife Doreen and their two daughters. I never heard a bad word about him from anyone. Gary had many friends and I'm sure they would agree with everything I have said.
The world was a better place because of Gary and I am glad I was part of his life. Until we meet again Gary ❤️

Kate Monahan

October 19, 2020

Having been through this, I understand how devastating and painful this loss can be. Joe and I are with you and your family in prayer and sympathy. If you feel like I can help, I am only minutes away. God bless you all.

Kate Monahan

Kimberly Campbell

October 19, 2020

Gary was a great man...I always enjoyed when he came into orchard Vali golf course to golf and eat a hot dog...😊. I remember he brought his daughter with him when I'm sure she was here visiting...he was a kind soft spoken man. Rest in peace Gary..


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