April 12, 2019
Jay F. Stone, 81, of Watertown passed away Friday, April 12, 2019, at Hospice of Jefferson County.
A memorial service will be held at St. Anthony's Church on Wednesday, April 17, at 1 pm with Fr. Donald Robinson presiding. Burial will be at the family's convenience. There are no calling hours and arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown.
Jay was born in Watertown on September 18, 1937, son of John H. and Eunice Ball Stone. He received his bachelor's degree from Canton College. He proudly served in the US Navy from 1955 to 1958, and one of his stations was aboard the USS Layte. On August 21, 1961 he married Dawn Derrigo.
He was the owner and operator of Hyde-Stone Mechanical, Inc., Watertown. He was a current member of SUNY Canton Foundation, JCC Foundation, Plumbing, Heating & Piping Contractors of NNY, NNY Builders Exchange and on its Board of Directors, and the Watertown Rotary Club. Jay was a former member of the NNY Community Foundation and the Gov. Flower Monument Centennial Committee. He was a licensed plumber for the City of Watertown. For nine years he was Chairman of the YMCA Board in Milford, CT. For relaxation Jay enjoyed yard work.
Along with his wife, Dawn, he is survived by three sons, Cabot (Cathy), Chaumont, Thom, Watertown, and Christopher (Teresa), Watertown; daughter, Darcy (Peter) Burns, Adams Center; daughter-in-law, Mary Howard, Watertown; twelve grandchildren, Caitlin, Kristen, Jared, Zachary, Graham, Christopher, and Kendall Stone, Lydia (Kyle) Mack, Kate and Clare Brownell, and Emily and Claire Burns; brother, J. David (Mary), Adams; and several nieces, nephews, and one cousin.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations in Jay's name to either Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St. or NNY Community Foundation, 131 Washington St., both in Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences to his family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.