Musician and retired elementary school principal Sarah Jones’s love of life didn’t come to an end with her death. Sarah passed away on July 6, 2020 at the age of 79 after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by loved ones who will continue to honor her legacy by living their lives to the fullest.
Sarah completed her Bachelor’s degree at the University of New York. After teaching for 10 years, she went back to school to complete a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. Sarah’s pride was in her school and students, and she shared her passion for learning with thousands of children over the years.
Our community sadly lost an important member. Sarah volunteered as an external correspondent for Eye of the Times, for 30 years, and helped out with organizing charity events. She will leave a big gap in our community and will be sorely missed.
The simplest pleasures in life brought great joy to Sarah. She loved a quiet evening with friends and a glass of wine in hand. During school breaks Sarah often explored the local hiking trails and found beauty in the spring wildflowers. She had an uncanny ability to find happiness in her daily activities. Her pleasant personality was contagious to everyone she met. Sarah is survived by her husband, Frank; a son, Calvin; a sister, Jenny; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
A short graveside ceremony will be held on Friday, July 10, 2020 at the city cemetery, followed by a backyard reception and potluck BBQ.