12/28/16 8:00am
COURTERY PHOTO | Ben Jones

COURTESY PHOTO | Ben Jones

The cemeteries are filled with irreplaceable people, as the old saying goes. It’s true and not true, since we are all diminished by the deaths of those who have dedicated their lives to doing good, but there are always others who pick up the fallen standard to replace them. (more…)

01/22/16 2:00pm
COURTERY PHOTO | Ben Jones

COURTERY PHOTO | Ben Jones

The Shelter Island community was diminished last Thursday, January 14, when word came that Ben Jones had died.

As Bob DeStefano wrote in a tribute to Ben  it’s remarkable that the death of a 93-year-old man could come as a shock. It’s a testament to Ben’s life that friends and acquaintances viewed him not only as a strong, healthy man, but also his measured optimism made him seem indestructible. (more…)

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01/21/16 4:30pm
Benjamin Franklin Jones

Benjamin Franklin Jones

Benjamin Franklin Jones
Benjamin Franklin Jones, beloved husband, father, grandfather, first responder and friend, died on January 14, 2016 in Stuart, Florida. (more…)