Martin "Bud" E. Tones

April 4, 1957October 20, 2018

Martin E. "Bud" Tones, age 61 passed away on Saturday October 20, 2018. Martin was born April 4, 1957 to Patricia I. McCabe and Martin A. Tones.

Bud, a 1976 graduate of Penn Yan Academy, was the owner operator of his family's business Martin Tones Garage, where he had been employed since the age of 12. He was an expert at antique automobile restorations and was a specialist in steam engines, diesel engines and all other mechanical engines. Bud brought his enthusiasm for antiques to the community by sharing his collection with friends and strangers alike. Bud had a variety of pets and plants that flourished under his care. He always had a smile and would make the time for anyone in need. Bud loved to travel to warmer climates, and loved meeting new people.

Bud is survived by his father Martin A. Tones; sister Grace (Dean) Knapton; nephew Kyle (Rachel) Knapton, cousins Lorie (Richard) Enos and cousin Debbie (David) Randall. Bud was predeceased by his mother Patricia I. Tones.

A celebration of life for Bud will be held Sunday, November 4, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at PennYan Moose Lodge, 301 E. Elm St., Penn Yan, NY. Contributions in Bud's memory may be made to Humane Society of Yates County, PO Box 12, Penn Yan, NY 14527 or Sampson Theatre, PO 106, Penn Yan, NY 14527.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Tones family.


  • Martin A. Tones, Father
  • Patricia I. McCabe, Mother
  • Grace (Dean) Knapton, Sister
  • Kyle (Rachel) Knapton, Nephew
  • Lorie (Richard) Enos, Cousin
  • Debbie (David) Randall, Cousin

  • Humane Society of Yates County
  • Sampson Theatre


  • Celebration of Life Sunday, November 4, 2018

Martin "Bud" E. Tones

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Larry Burns

November 25, 2018

Marty and family, I am sorry to hear about Bud's passing. He was a good friend to me, my wife Joan, and our son Sean. We enjoyed watching him restore various old vehicles through the years. Bud was always smiling and happy. Penn Yan isn't the same without him.

Kurt Hartman

November 2, 2018

Bud was one of my best friends. We met many years ago in Boy Scouts and shared many moments in our lives. He was always the first to offer encouraging words when someone was in need and was more than helpful to friends and strangers alike. He met many of my friends in college and he shared many memorable times with them. They have all expressed their condolences and shared their memories of him with me.
I will miss him very much and am sure that he will be received into the next phase with open arms.

Peace be with you my friend.


Robert Fitzgerald

November 1, 2018

Will miss you very much Bud, it was always fun to laugh and share with you! My prayers are with you and all those you loved.

Tom and Tracy Henderson

October 29, 2018

Our deepest sympathy to all of you on your loss. Thinking of you with prayers at this difficult time.

Ron Wilkie

October 28, 2018

R.I.P Bud

Steve Buck

October 25, 2018

Hello Family , I am saden by your loss. Although I might know most of you, I am thousands of miles away, and cannot be there. I will say this.... Every day that I was around Buddy, it was fun. He never would skip to something else without listening to you. Bud was not only a friend, but my go to guy with the motorhome. He gave his blessings to the one I have now. So I know that he is with me. And will make this Coach get back to P.Y. at some point. Again I am sorry. God Bless. Steve Buck. I will miss him dearly.


October 25, 2018

So sad to hear of Bud's passing. He lived life with a smile and always had you smiling when you left his presence. I had many good times with Bud and will always have a smile when I think of him .

Barb Castner

October 24, 2018

Sorry for your lost.

Loma Bedient

October 24, 2018

My condolences to Martin and the family, Bud always had a smile on his face. I met him thur my late husband, those 2 where both characters! You will be missed by many R.I.P. my friend

Loma Bedient

Betsy Walters Ballard

October 24, 2018

I send my deepest condolences to the entire Tones family. I met Budd when he was young, when my dad, Jim Walters, worked for Tones Garage. May our Lord wrap his arms around you and comfort you during these sad times. Betsy Walters Ballard