Charles K. "Chuck" Stone, 75, of Springville, PA, passed away at his home, on Friday, March 8, 2013, surrounded by his family. His wife of 56 years, Billie E. Stone, survives.
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He was born in Camptown, to the late Virginia (Lindstrom) DePue, and Kenneth Stone.
Also surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, Terry C. and Missy Stone, Brackney; daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and John Blankensop, Dallas; six grandchildren, Terry M. Stone, Nate (Kayla) Stone, Ryan (Aubrey) Guiton, Derek (Ashley) Guiton, Catherine and Christina Blankensop; two great grandchildren, Delos and Dionne Stone; brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Donna DePue, Montrose; two sisters and brother-in-law, Janet DePue, Montrose, June and Jim Ochse, Montrose; aunt, Jennie Comstock, South Montrose; nieces, nephews, and cousins.
His daughter, Cathy Stone Guiton, predeceased him.
Chuck was the captain of his own ship who dared to sail in the open seas. After a successful career as an auto mechanic, Chuck pursued his dream of farming and later in his life took to the open road as a truck driver. Chuck played as hard as he worked. He loved snowmobiling, camping, hunting, fishing and NASCAR racing.
Chuck was a dedicated family man who saw his role as husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather and great grandfather as a duty and privilege. If the true measure of a man's success is by how much he gives in life rather than how much he gets in life, then Chuck was truly a successful man who leaves behind a proud legacy that will live forever. He will be missed by all but never forgotten.
Donations in Chuck's memory may be made to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 207 Locust Street, Montrose, PA 18801.
Published in Susquehanna County Independent on Mar. 14, 2013