Thomas H. Jones, 71, of Syracuse passed away on Thursday. He had taught Biology at the University of Connecticut. Thomas was a member of Sandy Creek Planning Board, worked with and advised New York State Nature Conservancy and The Ontario Dune Coalition. Survivors include a son, Gregory E.; his companion, of 25 years Barbara Saucier; his sisters, Karen Adams and Debbie Jones. No Services. Contributions may be made to Friends of Sandy Pond Beach P.O. Box 326 Sandy Creek, New York 13145. Online condolences at CarterFuneralHome.com.