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  • Stephen Huntington Jones, 69

    Stephen Huntington Jones, 69

Stephen Huntington Jones, 69

Dec. 9, 2015

Stephen Huntington Jones, 69

Stephen Hunt­ing­ton Jones, 69

Stephen Hunt­ing­ton Jones, 69, of Engle­wood, Fla., passed away Wednes­day, Dec. 9, 2015, at his Sara­sota County residence.

Born Nov. 2, 1946, in Mont­pe­lier, Vt., to the late Clifton and Ella (Ander­sen) Jones, Steve grad­u­ated from Mont­pe­lier High School in 1964. He excelled in sports and attended the Uni­ver­sity of Ver­mont on a foot­ball schol­ar­ship; he was a mem­ber of Sigma Phi Epsilon.

From child­hood, Steve spent many sum­mers at Lake Gro­ton. He loved being out­doors in and on the water – fish­ing, boat­ing and swim­ming; and on land, and was an avid gar­dener and nature lover. Steve was a kind, smart and funny man.

A born entre­pre­neur who, as a teen, had the largest paper route in Mont­pe­lier, he was a self-taught chef and owned sev­eral restau­rants, includ­ing Tubbs & Philura’s. He loved antiques and was an antique dealer most of this adult life, and con­tin­ued doing antique shows in Florida after mov­ing to Engle­wood to retire.

He is pre­de­ceased by a sis­ter, Karen Jones Trock­els, and a brother, Michael Jones.

Sur­vivors include his lov­ing wife of 45 years, Judith Collins Jones; a sis­ter, Ann Jones White; a sister-in-law, Vera Jones; and his dear cat, Zack, who sat by his bed­side the last six weeks of his illness.

Engle­wood Com­mu­nity Funeral Home with Pri­vate Cre­ma­tory has been selected to han­dle arrange­ments. You may share a mem­ory with the fam­ily at www.englewoodfh.com