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Frederic A. Stone


1923 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Frederic A. Stone Obituary
Dr. Frederic A. Stone, 91, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014. Celebration reception: Noon, Monday, April 28, at the office of First Rate, Inc., 1903 Ascension Blvd., Arlington 76006. Interment: At a later date in the Mexico Village Cemetery, Mexico, N.Y. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Marion Medical Mission, 1412 Shawnee Drive, Marion, Ill. 62959, earmarked for Malawi. Frederic was born Feb. 9, 1923, in Mexico, N.Y., to Albert Becker Stone and Rowena Kingsbury Stone. He had been a resident of Arlington since September 2007. He graduated from Carthage High School, Carthage, N.Y., in 1940; Colgate University, 1949; University of Rochester Medical School, 1952. He practiced medicine in Los Angeles, in the Air Force in South Carolina, northern California, Michigan, Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, Nevada and private practice in Marquette, Mich., Sumter, S.C., Watertown, N.Y., and as a missionary in Malawi, Africa, with Nella. Frederic married Nella Grace Kilbourn Sept. 20, 1947, in Clinton, N.Y., and they were married for 62 years until Nella died in 2009. Frederic was an Army Air Corps pilot during World War II, ferrying planes to England and Africa and made 63 flights over the "Hump." He received the Distinguished Flying Cross. Following the war he served in the Reserves until reentering the U.S. Air Force as a flight surgeon. He served with the Apollo space program as a reentry recovery physician. He was the recipient of the Bronze Star. He retired as a colonel in 1970 when he entered private practice. He received many awards and honors during his career, including the Israel A. Shapiro Award in Watertown, N.Y., for exceptional leadership on behalf of the city. Frederic's interests and hobbies included model airplane building, trombone, aviation, singing in church choirs and the Northern New York Choral Society, boating, reading, Boy Scouts of America and his church. He was a member of the American Medical Association, Medical Society of the State of New York, Christian Medical & Dental Association, American College of Surgeons, Daedalians, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, U.S. Power Squadrons, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). He was preceded in death by his wife, Nella K. Stone; parents; and brother, Irwin Kingsbury Stone. Survivors: Sons, Allen Frederic Stone and Mahna Salter, Littleton, Colo., Brian Jeffrey Stone and Marianne of Cork, Ireland, Judson Irwin Stone and Janice of Arlington, Stephen Mark Stone and Marigene of Monroe, Mich., David Albert Stone and Trina of Arlington; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Marcia Elaine Stone Treadwell of Watertown; and sister-in-law, Wilfreda Brown Stone of Watertown.
Published in Star-Telegram on Apr. 13, 2014
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