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Peter Zachary Jones

October 22, 1970 - January 1, 2018

U.S. Veteran

Service Date: January 9, 2018

What an amazing person and gifted photographer. I am so happy to have crossed paths with you and to have been taken in and under your wing at times. Your photography pointers are still used. Your "approval" of me as a model and then of my work as a budding "photographer" was so inspiring. I have nothing but fond memories of the times that we hung out or were on set together. There are both not enough of those times and yet plenty of those times to supply nothing but fantastic memories. You are sorely missed. Your work will be sorely missed on my feed. Love you Pete.

-Kai M. - St. Louis to the Bay
January 11, 2018
oh Pete....i don't even know where to begin this but i know i have to leave something for you here. there are so many things about you that i will never forget. you became a brother to me. for a time, we had each other to celebrate with, to bicker with, to laugh with...just like siblings would. you always had a joke or ancedote to lighten up the mood. onset, we made amazing photographs together. you were the only one for miles that had an edginess and approach that made sense with my point of view. neither of our styles were indicative of san francisco, that's why we stood out. and that's why we continued to choose to make beautiful work together all these years. that's why we took you to south africa. and you began another chapter of your life. and that is why your photographs live on my walls, in my portfolio and in my heart. forever. your talent and creativity behind that lens was like no one else i have worked with. your laughter, your stories and your warm heart are unforgettable. i hope that you passed on to the next life knowing how much we all loved and valued you. always.

-mai-lei pecorari
January 11, 2018
Mrs. Jones, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your son, Peter. I pray that God will comfort you with His great love, and may the strength of your belief help guide your through this time of grief. With Deepest Sympathy, Sharon Robinson Crockett
To the brother I never knew: Thank you for the inspiration.

-Cedric A Jones
January 8, 2018
Dear sweet, Pete you have left us far too soon. You were the one that always filled our old crew with joy and laughter. Never a dull moment when you were in the room. That quick wittiness you had, always making me laugh. So proud of the amazing photographer you became. You had a heart of gold and were truly one of a kind. My thoughts are with your family during this difficult time. I'm truly going to miss you my dear old friend!

-Toni Hines Sears
January 6, 2018
My deepest condolences to his family and to everyone who knew Pete. Pete was taken way to early and is truly going to be missed. I saw the post on Facebook and was in complete disbelief. I thought, I guess I prayed that it was a mistake. Pete was my roomate in the Army and was a great friend! We had lost touch for years but reconnected yeas ago on FB. I was shocked that the big "teddy bear" that I knew was now a lean, mean, gifted photographer. I always enjoyed looking at my feed and seeing the amazing pics he would post. I will cherish our friendship and never forget our "tanker days". When we weren't "working" we were "living large" in Germany with our ski trips to Austria, the "BMW" rides on the autobahn, Octoberfest's, course club hopping and so much more. RIP my friend and til we meet agian. 2/64 Armor, Rock of the Marne!

-Eric Stegner
January 5, 2018
We are so sad you left us too soon! We hope you have found PEACE with our Heavenly Father. You were always so sweet and kind friend. We will miss your zaney personality at the family holidays! ?

-Love & Prayers, Susie, Kammy, Kam & Carly
January 5, 2018
Pete Jones is being remembered and deeply mourned by hundreds of ppl here in the Bay Area right now. I know I speak for many when I say he was one of the most exceptional, amazing, incredible, lovely, hilarious, gorgeous and talented people we've known and had the privilege to work with. His untimely death is a huge tragedy. I could say that the world has been robbed of a great soul and spirit who would have brought so much fun, joy, love and brilliant photography to all who were lucky enough to be in his orbit. Instead I will say that God blessed us with Pete for 47 or so years, and we will cherish the memories of whatever time we had with him. We will look at his body of work for years to come and continue to be in awe. For those of us who believe, we trust he is up there making God laugh, and that his mind is being blown away by all the beauty of Heaven, and that there's cameras up there so we can one day see his pictutes of it. Pete, dude, you have no idea how much we love you and miss you already and always will. With all my love from your bay area big sis, deb.

-Deb Harrison
January 4, 2018
What terribly sad news. Our mothers were good friends and I have so many wonderful childhood memories. We saw several plays, musicals and films together. I remember driving him crazy by cleaning up his room and picking up his toys, practicing piano, and listening to music. Requiescant in pace.

-Lisa Evelyn Anne (Millatti) Meyer
January 4, 2018
I was saddened to learn the news of Pete's passing. He was a special and talented person. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time. RIP Pete.

-Jeff Watson
January 4, 2018
Pete - You were an amazing person who was so nice to everyone. I have many great memories of our childhood days at Belle Valley to high school years at East. You left a positive impact on many.. and will be sorely missed. Peace always - Kristin

-Kristin (Miller) Johnson
January 4, 2018
Pete-y: you will be sorely missed by me & everyone who knew you. We all loved you in our own way because you had so many qualities & talents, as both a person & a photographer. I will remain forever proud of our enduring friendship & of our artist/agent relationship that lasted for many years, based on a loyalty we both believed in. Peace is yours now & I'll keep on laughing remembering you, your spirit, your crazy stories while looking at the exceptional images you always managed to capture. ??

-Deb Ayerst
January 3, 2018