In June, we lost an unforgettable and adventurous spirit when Greg Jones passed away due to cancer.
His wife, Sue, asked that donations be made to Tony Foundation, as she wanted other families dealing with this terrible disease to receive financial help in Greg’s memory.
Tony Foundation was humbled and truly grateful to receive significant donations from the Jones’s family, friends, co-workers, and the company he helped found, Trade Technologies, Inc.
Thanks to their generosity, we were able to provide assistance to Breanna and her family. Immediately before our Drive Away Cancer golf tournament, Tony Foundation provided them a check in a small, private ceremony at the golf course. Kirk Lundburg, CEO of Trade Technologies, was present at the ceremony to help us honor Greg’s memory.
Gregory Stewart Jones of Austin, Texas passed away at home on June 10, 2020. He was born in Cedar Rapids Iowa on August 4 ,1962 to Linda Tobolski Jones and Benjamin Jones . He was raised in Berwick Paby his mother and father Linda and Bud Lalli.
He graduated from Berwick High Schooling’s 1980 and from Penn State University in 1984 with a degree in Computer Science.
After graduation, he moved to Houston Texas and began his career with Texas Instruments. That same year he married his high school sweetheart the former Sue Huntington. In 1985 Texas Instruments transferred him to Austin Tx and he remained in Austin for the remainder of his life.
Greg loved the thrill and challenge of software development. The last 15 years of his career encompassed his position as Vice President of Engineering at Trade Technologies, upon his death the CEO of the company commented that Greg was the backbone of the company upon which Trade and everything else was built; he was instrumental in developing software to handle billions of dollars in transactions yearly.
Greg had an innate sense of adventure. He was an excellent skier, sailed catamarans, golfed and loved to travel and hike mountains. In the mid 1990’s ,he became an accomplished glider pilot. It was his true passion and brought great enjoyment to experience the vast beauty and solitude while soaring high in the sky.
He was preceded in death by his dad Bud Lalli. He is survived by his wife Sue, his father Ben Jones, his mother Linda Carillion, his Uncle Wayne Tobolski, sister Vanessa Dittenhoffer and husband Bernie, brothers Shawn and Grant Lalli and wife Terry tow nieces and six nephews along with numerous in laws.
Greg , you were loved and you are missed by everyone you touched. Now you are free to soar in heaven.