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STONE, FORREST M. Forrest M. Stone, who died suddenly on Tuesday, August 11, 2015, was a media executive, writer, and musician. He grew up in Fayetteville, NC, and went on to earn degrees from Harvard, Keele University in England, and Yale. Forrest had been a resident of Madison for 20 years. Forrest held leadership positions at Scholastic and Weekly Reader as well as other educational publishing companies. He was co-founder of Big Fun Productions with his wife, writer Annabelle Howard. For 25 summers, Forrest also taught playwriting at Yale. Forrest’s stage plays were produced in New York and New England, while his fiction was published in literary magazines in the U.S. and England. In addition, Forrest had several screenplays commissioned and one workshopped at Robert Redford’s Sundance Institute. A self-taught musician, Forrest wrote and performed numerous songs. In addition to his wife, Forrest is survived by sons Rye Howard-Stone of Madison, CT and Keele Howard-Stone of New York City; sister, Stacy Stone, of Malvern, PA; and mother, Marguerite Stone, formerly of Fayetteville and now of Malvern, PA. Above all, Forrest was always kind and fun to be around. He will be missed. A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday August 15th from 3-5pm at Swan Funeral Home, 825 Boston Post Rd., Madison. To sign the online guest book visit www.swanfuneralhomemadison.com
Published in The New Haven Register on Aug. 14, 2015
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