Joseph William STONE II
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STONE II, Joseph William Los Angeles - Joseph William Stone II, born September 20, 1930 died on December 12, 2009 from complications resulting from the reoccurrence of Cancer and Parkinson's Disease. He was 79. Mr. Stone was born in Polk, Pennsylvania, resided the majority of his life in Meadville and ultimately retired to Tionesta. He was an Eagle Scout and a Journeyman Die Sinker who worked for five years at Sharon Steel, 20 years at Meadville Forge, 13 years at Lakeview Forge and 20 years at Aggressive Forge Die Company which he co-owned. Mr. Stone was a Lifetime Member of the Meadville Elks No. 219 Club, coached Little League, was a member of the Fryburg Sportsman's Club, and worked with his daughter's charity, Planet Hope. He was an avid golfer, hunter and fisherman. He was happily married for nearly sixty years and is survived by his devoted wife Dorothy Marie Stone and their loving children Michael, Sharon, Kelly and Patrick, his grandchildren Brian, Colin, Roan, Laird, Quinn and his step-grandchildren Nick, Stephanie and Josh. In addition, his sister Mrs. Vonne Dalmasco survives him and the spouses of the Stone children, Bruce and Tasha extend their condolences. Mr. Stone - "Joe" - was a second father to many, an extraordinary father and husband and defined what it was to be a fine and true gentleman. His philosophy was to find the wonder in each and every day. Mr. Stone's death was preceded by the loss of his brother Eugene as well as his Mother Lela and Father Joseph William. He will be remembered.

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Published in Los Angeles Times on Dec. 23, 2009.
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December 28, 2009
Mike and Pat,

I am so sorry to hear of your dads passing. Joe was a great guy. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Zim Davis
December 28, 2009
Pat sorry to hear of your dad's passing.Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Wendell Pinckney and family
December 26, 2009
I was so saddened to hear of your dad's passing. He was a nice man and I liked him so much. I have thought about your and your family over the years, and I extend my deepest sympathy to you all.

Jean (Mononen) Kulyk
Jean Kulyk
December 25, 2009
Our deepest sympathy, our thoughts are with you.
The Vozars
December 23, 2009
Dear Dot and Family,
Our deepest sympathy to you. We loved Joe and will miss him very much. We have fond memories of all the good times we had together whether at camp or elsewhere. It has been a privilege to have been a part of Joe's life. We love you and will keep your family close to our hearts in prayer. May you find comfort in all the wonderful memories of your beloved Joe.

Karen & Jim Madison
Karen & Jim Madison
December 23, 2009
Dorothy and everyone,
i was so sad to read about joe. i have thought of all of you many times over the years. "jot & doe " i thought of you as the greatest examples of what parents & family life should be like. thank you for your love and acceptance & friendship.
i am sorry for your to kelly and the family.
lori bridgham
lori bridgham
December 23, 2009
Dottie and family I'm so sorry to learn about Joe's passing. I am so glad I was able to say good bye to him. I have been thinking a lot about your family. We certainly had a lot of good times and I so did enjoy visiting with you and Joe at Tionesta. I will always be remembering. You are in our thoughts and prayers.Sandy Goldsmith
December 23, 2009
Dear Dorothy I was sorry to hear about Joe's passing and you have our deepest sympathy and always will be in my thoughts. Ruth and Wilbert.
December 23, 2009
Dot and family,
you will not remeber me. but i was the cook from seldom inn way back a few yrs. when walt and vicki owned it. i just wanted to take a minute to let you know that i am thinking of you and your family,on this holiday, as i am sure it must be extra difficult. i would like to remind you that our bodies are only loaned to us, joes spirit is not gone, and i am sure he will be with you on christmas. i remember his smile.he brought a smile to almost anyone, as iam sure he will continue to do.i remember that everytime i looked in the restaurant joe was always laughing and joking with all the waitress.... i am sorry for your loss, and god bless
tasha b
December 23, 2009
Dear Dot and Family,
I am sorry to hear of Joe's passing. My memories of Joe are always happy ones.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Ron Costello
Ron Costello
December 23, 2009
Sorry to hear about the passing of your Father. Our Prayers are with your family.
Carl & Karen Sutliff
December 23, 2009
God Bless our good friend ... Cap and Marge Griffey

Our deepest sympathies ... Karen and Ron Rudler
December 23, 2009
Dot -
We really share in your sorrow. As our cabin neighbor and friends, you and Joe were the best. Dave so looked up to Joe as a second dad. We have and will hold onto our fond and wonderful memories of Joe: his smile, kind heart, love and friendship. God Bless you during the holidays and always.
Cindy, Dave & Katie VanHise
December 23, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
John, Tammy & Isaac Knorr
December 23, 2009
Dear Patrick and Family,
Tony and I are so sorry to hear about your dad. May God be with you and your family through your time of sorrow. I know that it is hard
saying good bye to a love one. Please know that your dad is now with one of his best friend My uncle Donald Adams. May God give you peace knowing that they are together again. You and your family will be in our prayers.
Tony and Lorie DeLeo
December 23, 2009
We will miss seeing Joe around the mountain albeiti hunting or merely a chat in the woods. Our appreciation for the many things that he did to help out at the camp. You have our deepest condolences.... Andrew and Necia
Andrew Kramer
December 22, 2009
Dear Dot and Family, We were sorry to hear of Joe,s death. We ahd some really good times in years past, golfing , bowling , cards and many other things. Give our regards to the rest of the family. you are in our thoughts and prayers.
The Songers,
Dennis and Lois
Dennis , Lois Songer
December 22, 2009
I was saddened during our phone conversation to hear the passing of Joe. During the past ten years my family has become very close to both you and Joe. Either at your home or on your boat, memories were made for my family. Two memories stand out for me...Once Joe and I were sitting at Hunters Station golf course talking about families and how special they are. Joe was very proud of you, your children and the grand-kids. My second favorite memory was when I was picking porcupine quills out of your new cars tire while you gave Joe hell for hitting it on purpose. May God be with you and your family at this time. Heather, Tyler, Lianna and I will be praying for you
Ken Kopycinski
December 22, 2009
I was so sorry to hear about your father passing. I remember when we were in high school, what a great sense of humor he had. It's hard loosing a parent what a great sense of loss you feel. It's hard to believe that my father has been gone 22 years and my mom for 16 years. All the wonderful memories and teachings that they have given us will alway stay close to your heart.Please tell you mother and the rest of your family that they are in our thoughts and prayer.
Laura Shontz-Schermer
December 22, 2009
So very sorry to hear of the passing of Joe. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this grievous time. (((HUGS)))
Tom and Sharon Kirsopp
December 22, 2009
My name is Nicole Russell and I own Nicole's Bridal in Seneca where you and Joe came to get your alterations. Cathy and I are so sorry to hear about Joe. We were just talking about you last week and wondered if you had moved to California and how you were doing. Joe was such a wonderful man, and we really enjoyed working with both him and yourself. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Nicole Russell
December 22, 2009

I wanted to express my condolences to you and your family. I remember spending times at your home many years ago when we were in highschool - your Mom and Dad were always the nicest people...always making a person feel welcome... May you find comfort in the love and memories you shared.

With Sympathy....Debbie Baiera
December 22, 2009
To the family of Joe Stone, We are sincerely sorry for your loss. My father and mother, Lou and Peggy Stiles, were close friends with you in their younger years. Sharon and I were friends at Edinboro. We remember Joe as a friendly, hard working, stand-up guy who always put his family first. Our condolences go out to your family in this time of sorrow.
Doug and Jane Stiles
December 22, 2009
my dearest aunt dorothy ! my heart goes out to you and your family for your lost .uncle joe was a very good loving person and i for one am going to miss him .he was so kind his smile was worth a million words .he was the best uncle i loved him so much i, m so sorry , may god be with you. just remeber all the love you and him had for each other and it will get you though the hard times.i love you so much sadly missing you your loving niece becky reynolds goodwill
becky goodwill
December 22, 2009
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Lisa Gould
December 22, 2009
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Nellie Lohr
December 22, 2009
December 22, 2009
I want to give my condolences to the family of Joseph for his loss. His wife Dorothy, his sons Michael, Sharon, Patrick and Kelly and grandchildren Roan, Laird and Quinn and other relatives. I never met in person to Joseph, but my admiration for the work of his daughter Sharon has done that I'm sad at his passing. I'm sorry that my English is so poor and incorrect.
I know what it is to lose a family because I recently lost my grandfather. So I want to accompany you in this tough time.

My condolences.
Sergio Lopez. (Madrid, Spain).
Sergio López
December 22, 2009
I am saddened to hear of the passing of Joe, I only met Joe a couple of times at Vonne's home. I do remember him as a true gentleman, he will indeed be missed. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family.
Raymond Dalmaso
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