Scott Stone

 
Scott Stone (Age 63)  
Of Fairfax, VA, died unexpectedly in the early hours of February 19, 2016. Born February 23, 1952 in Bridgeport, CT to Aidan Stone & Barbara Bates Stone, Scott was raised in Louisville, KY and attended Yale University as both an undergraduate and law student. After practicing for over 35 years as a partner at Patton Boggs, Scott left the law in 2012 in order to pursue his highest passion - the education and enrichment of young minds - as a Physics teacher at Fairfax and Langley high schools and a science and math tutor to local students. He was a mentor and friend to many young people throughout the years, whether as a coach to his daughter''s elementary school soccer club or sponsor of the nationally ranked Langley Model United Nations team. Scott was universally beloved by friends, family, and students for his intelligence, gentleness, generosity, and humor. He served twice as Church Council President at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, and for many years sang in the choir and taught high school Sunday School as well. He is survived by wife, Tykie Tobin; daughters, Elizabeth and Katherine Stone; mother, Barbara Stone, and siblings Susan McGarrity, Ted Stone, and Janet Seitzer. Service to be held February 27, 2016 - 2 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3022 Woodlawn Ave, Falls Church, VA. Memorial donations may be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, www.lls.org

Published by The Washington Post on Feb. 23, 2016.
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He was the most generous, kind, gentleman and his genuine personality was enlightening. The most intellectual human being I have ever encountered. His kindness was extraordinary. I would call him "Albert Einstein." May God be with his family. There is no one quite like Scott N. Stone. He was a gift to all who knew him. I am blessed to know such a gentleman.
Diana Kim
March 14, 2016
Scott was a year behind me at Atherton High School in Louisville, Kentucky. We enjoyed many laughs together and acted like complete idiots messing up our food at lunch, which did not indicate his intelligence (or mine) and did not predict his achievements as attorney, coach, teacher, family man, and friend. We are often blessed by individuals who come into our lives only for a short time. I was lucky enough to have known him. He will indeed be missed. I extend my deepest sympathy to his family and friends.
John Rumble
March 2, 2016
I am sorry for the families loss. And. It is also a sad loss to the Atherton high school family. Praying for his family. Class of 1983.
David Tucker
March 1, 2016
The words of Blazhen Muzh, verses from Psalms 1 and 2, which I sang so often with Scott as a member of the Yale Russian Chorus:

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Blessed is the man, who walks not in the
counsel of the wicked.
For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.
Serve the Lord with fear and rejoice in Him with trembling.
Alleluia!

Scott lived a wonderful life and served us all well with great cause for rejoicing, and he sang with trembling passion. May his memory be a blessing for us all.


--Charlie Baum
February 29, 2016
I am truly blessed to have met a wise and dedicated person like Mr.Stone. He has been a great source of inspiration to all students like me through his continual willingness to mentor and nurture our interests and passion in Physics.I am honored to follow values embodied by Mr. Stone and apply them in my future endeavors. Me and my family offer our heartfelt condolences and sympathies. Our prayers for his soul to rest in peace.
Arjun Iyer
February 28, 2016
Scott provided hospitality, warmth, and support for Elizabeth's large flock of devoted TJ drama kids. Our daughter was one of many who was welcomed into his home for regular castbparties and gatherings. For a group of teenagers who lived across a broad geographic area, his home was a happy, dependable clubhouse of sorts. Our family was extremely appreciative. Scott was a tremendous father who showed his deep love for his daughters through action, words, and presence. What a dad!
Christine Ammirati
February 27, 2016
Although we did not know Scott personally, we know of the immense love he delivered to his family in his daily life. Sweet peace of the quiet earth to him and healing to his family.
Genevieve and Drew Concannon
February 27, 2016
Such a wonderful man. It was a privilege to have known him (church, babysitting). Praying for the Stone family during this difficult time.
Kathleen
February 27, 2016
Our daughter, Olivia always had such wonderful comments about Mr. Stone, her physics teacher this year and how he made the course so interesting. I had the pleasure of meeting him at Back to School Night and his enthusiasm and genuine care for his students were apparent even in
that short period of time together. Our family is devastated to hear the sad news and our prayers are with his family.
Mary Ann Shaw
February 26, 2016
What an enormous loss Mr. Stone's death is to the Langley community. He was not only a wonderful teacher but a kind, compassionate, caring man who gave tirelessly to his students. He is sorely missed.
Andrew McCausland
February 25, 2016
Our condolences for his family, friends, colleagues, and students. A truly caring and nurturing man.
February 25, 2016
My deepest condolences at the loss of Scott. Bobbie Beidleman Coleman
February 24, 2016
Like many of us I was shocked and heartbroken by Scott's sudden death. I feel like he deserves a banner headline on The Post since he was such a great person and lived such a quintessentially Washington life (first at Patton Boggs and then as a Fairfax County Public School physics teacher. Who does that?) Forgive me if I go on at length, but I have been left with a desire to say something about Scott and this seems to be the only place where one can do so. I first met Scott when his daughter, Elizabeth, and my son, Macs, where students at TJ (Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology). Scott went to Yale and my husband went to Harvard and that set up a friendly rivalry whenever they met at TJ theater and choir events. My husband also died very suddenly (from lung cancer) and since I was disabled by MS, a number of TJ parents stepped in to bring dinner around to us. Scott started by bringing chili and cornbread on a Tuesday night. And since my kids were especially fond of it, he kept up the practice for months and months. At the same time he offered his legal assistance pro bono to deal with my husband's will and life insurance and setting up a trust for my kids. For some time another friend of mine, who was also a TJ parent, would make the trek with me to the Patton Boggs office on M Street. And Scott would invariably take us out to lunch afterward at a nice restaurant in Georgetown. And so we became friends. We eventually went to his wedding to Tykie. At the time we were so happy he was happy. We came to always look forward to his January "Christmas letters" assessing the state of the world. We were, of course, extremely unhappy to learn about Elizabeth's Hodgkin's Lymphoma. But then happy to hear about her successful stem cell transplant. Then distressed to hear about its recurrence. And very hopeful most recently to learn about Dr. O'Connor in NYC and his extremely impressive success rate treating relapsed Hodgkin's. I know it will be very challenging for Elizabeth to persevere in her battle without her father right there next to her, but I have no doubt that he will have God's ear in no time.
And we can all donate to LLS!
Mimi Smith
February 24, 2016
So sorry for your loss. May the GOD of the Bible give you the strength and comfort you need to endure. Hosea 13:14
February 24, 2016
I knew Scott for many years as a colleague and friend at the law firm of Patton Boggs. He enjoyed life, and especially, in later years, teaching and enhancing young minds. My thoughts and prayers are with Scott's family as they go through this difficult time, as well as to his students. He will be missed.
Jeanette Taylor
February 24, 2016
I am very sorry for the loss of your husband, father, brother, son and friend. Please know that my prayers are with you all.
JuneAnn Jones
February 24, 2016
I cannot believe that a man who had so much to give--and who gave over, and over, and over--is gone so prematurely. He was one of the most unusual people I ever knew, and a loyal friend of 50 years. I miss him already, and extend my deepest sympathies to his family.
Alanna Nash
February 23, 2016
Dear Tykie and Scott's Loved Ones,
All of us at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria are thinking about you during this very difficult time. AWLA
Animal Welfare League of Alexandria
February 23, 2016
Scott was a marvelous human being. I treasure my memories of our time at Yale and of the times we spent together afterwards.
Mike Hoeflich
February 23, 2016
Scott will always be remembered as one of the smartest and kindest people I had the pleasure of knowing at Patton Boggs. He always had the best interests of our law firm in mind and contributed mightily to its culture and its quality of life. He will be sorely missed.
John Vogel
February 23, 2016
I am sorry for your loss. May the peace of God be with you.
Christian Nabor
February 23, 2016
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