In memory of
STANLEY MICHAEL STONE
passed away on October 26, 2016, shortly after his 90th birthday, in his home in Pepper Pike, Ohio. He is survived by his nieces, Anita Howard and Carla Mandell who both live in California and two of his cats, Missy and Toby. His late wife Lois (nee Dawson) of New London, Ohio, died in 2011. After serving in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Merchant Marines, Stanley graduated from Western Reserve University with a BBA in Marketing and Economics in 1950. He spent a number of years in sales in the garment industry in Atlanta, Georgia in the 50s and early sixties, Stanley returned to his hometown of Cleveland in 1964 where he continued in the garment sales and manufacturing, eventually starting his own business and factory Stone Sewing, Inc., in downtown Cleveland. He was a respected councilman for the city of Orange, Ohio. He retired in the late 1990s and concentrated on his art, painting in watercolor, acrylics and pastels. Stanley was a gifted artist and his works were regularly featured and won awards at local art shows. He was a benefactor to a large number of local, national and international organizations including the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Cleveland Orchestra. Stanley was an animal lover, a nature lover and an altogether kind, gentle and very generous man whose life touched a large number of friends. According to him, he "never has a bad day". He will be very dearly missed. A memorial service will be held at the First Unitarian Church of Cleveland, 21600 Shaker Boulevard, Shaker Heights, Ohio on Saturday, January 21 at 2 p.m.
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