The passing of Brother Robert W. Stone

broken-column-240x240Robert W. Stone, age 75 of Ostrander died Friday, April 21, 2017 at Riverside Methodist Hospital following a brief illness.

Born to the late Robert T. and Olive (Starr) Stone in Cleveland on August 29, 1941, he graduated from Scioto Valley High School in 1959 and The Ohio State University. After teaching chemistry for one year Bob entered into the paint industry, which lead to the creation and ownership of Environmental Protective Coatings, LLC, one of his life passions for 34 years.

He was a member of Ostrander United Methodist Church and Hiram Masonic Lodge No 18 F&AM for 54 years. Robert loved vintage and classic cars as well as Corvette’s, his favorites being the more recent model. He was also a model railroad train enthusiast.

Robert is survived by his beloved wife of almost 49 years Alice (Fish), his world evolved around her. Together they traveled the world and shared a passion for automobiles. Robert loved watching his wife Alice race on the ¼ mile track.

Self-termed the “Ostrander Agitator”, he possessed a strong work ethic and was both thrifty and generous. He enjoyed watching movies and the company of his best buddy; Caesar Boy, their rescued Boxer. Simply put, Robert was a good guy.

In addition to his wife Alice he is also survived by a host of in-laws, extended family, and numerous friends.

Following private masonic services at 2:30 PM, friends may call Saturday, April 29th from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Dr. at W. William St., Delaware where memorial services will follow at 4:00 and inurnment will be held at a later date in Fairview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Ostrander United Methodist or Presbyterian Church, or the Humane Society of Delaware.

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