Penn Yan

Martin E. “Bud” Tones, age 61, passed away Saturday, October 20, 2018.  

A celebration of life for Bud will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4 at the Penn Yan Moose Lodge, 301 E. Elm St., Penn Yan.  Contributions in Bud’s memory may be made to the Humane Society of Yates County, P.O. Box 12, Penn Yan, NY 14527; or The Sampson Theatre, P.O. 106, Penn Yan, NY 14527.

Martin was born April 4, 1957 to Patricia I. McCabe and Martin A. Tones. Bud, a 1976 graduate of Penn Yan Academy, was the owner-operator of his family’s business, Martin Tones Garage, where he had been employed since the age of 12. He was an expert at antique automobile restorations, and was a specialist in steam engines, diesel engines, and all other mechanical engines. Bud brought his enthusiasm for antiques to the community by sharing his collection with friends and strangers alike.  Bud had a variety of pets and plants that flourished under his care. He always had a smile and would make the time for anyone in need. Bud loved to travel to warmer climates, and loved meeting new people.

Bud is survived by his father, Martin A. Tones; sister, Grace (Dean) Knapton; nephew, Kyle (Rachel) Knapton; and cousins, Lorie (Richard) Enos and Debbie (David) Randall.  Bud was predeceased by his mother, Patricia I. McCabe.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.townsendwoodfuneralchapel.com for the Tones family.