Daniel Cornell Jones, 3rd, beloved husband, son, brother, and friend, passed away Thursday, August 5, 2021, after a long battle with heart disease. He was 55 years old.
Danny was born in Ardmore, Pennsylvania on July 2, 1966, the elder son of Daniel and Anita Jones. He was a Boy Scout in his early years and a thrilling soccer player throughout high school. He attended New England College where he studied Information Technology and spent the next 35 years working in that field, becoming affectionately known to all as the “IT Jedi.” He enjoyed living in the mountains of Colorado for many years before moving to St. Louis, Missouri, where he met Lori Feldmann, whom Dan called the love of his life, in January 2000. They moved to Poughkeepsie, New York in 2005, married on November 10, 2012, and surrounded themselves with friends and family in a wonderful life together.
Danny lived happily outside the mainstream and loved traveling, friends, good food, and above all, spending time with family. An avid computer geek and video gamer, he was also a passionate fan of Formula 1 racing and the Arsenal Football Club. He loved music, movies, and would never turn down good BBQ. He possessed patience, an eagerness to help, and a sense of humor that drew others to him. Many who met Dan were touched by his kindness and gentle spirit. There will never be anyone else like him. He will be sorely missed, especially by his wife, Lori, who loved him with all her heart.
Danny is survived by his wife and his parents of Poughkeepsie, his brother Christian, sister-in-law Marni, and nephew Isaiah of Massachusetts, brother-in-law, Timothy Feldmann and family of Missouri, and brother-in-law Kevin Feldmann and family of Wisconsin, and a host of cousins throughout the country.
Visitation will be held at Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home on Saturday, August 14, 2021 from 10am to 1pm. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held at 11:30 am on October 23, 2021 at the Oakwood Friends School.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations (in Danny’s name) may be sent to Richard M. Bowman Center for Local History, Attn: Nancy Phaup, PO Box 128, Charles City VA 23030. charlescity.org/learn