Evan Stone, 17, of Thompson, Pa., loving son, brother and great friend, died suddenly at home on April 24, 2013.
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Born April 7, 1996, in Johnson City, N.Y., he was the son of Edward M. and the late Donna Jean Stone. He was preceded in death by his mother, Donna; and three uncles, Alan Stone, Larry Peltz and Michael Stanko.
Evan is survived by his father, Edward; brother, Eddie, both of Thompson; aunt and uncle, Pat and Tom Stone, Susquehanna; aunt, Debbie Stone of Somerset, N.J.; aunt, Judy Peltz, Thompson; aunt and uncle, Jeanette and Tom Greig, Carbondale; aunt and uncle, Andrea and Bob Peltz, Colorado Springs, Colo.; aunt and uncle, Emily and Ted Hall, Susquehanna; and many cousins.
He was a junior at Susquehanna Community High School where he was a member of the basketball, volleyball and golf teams. Family and friends alike will always remember his room-brightening smile and huggable, laughable ways. He spent his life having fun, being a prankster, playing sports and video games, and making others feel good. He loved animals and children and was adored by his younger cousins who he always played with, wrestled with and entertained.
His early life was marked by tragedy with the death of his mother and although he was a beautiful, shining ray of light that went out much too soon, his family takes great comfort in the happy thought that he is with his mom now and of their joyous reunion.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at Hennessey Funeral Home, 747 Jackson Ave., Susquehanna. His final resting place will be the Ararat Cemetery.
Visiting hours will be Tuesday, April 30, 2013, from 3 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Evan Stone Memorial Fund, c/o People's Bank, 215 Erie Blvd., Susquehanna PA 18847.
Published in Scranton Times on Apr. 29, 2013