Date of Birth February 6, 1934
Date Deceased December 16, 2021
Hometown Hornell
Home State N.Y.
Interment Location Bath National Cemetery

Richard L. “Stoney” Stone

HORNELL-Richard L. “Stoney” Stone, 87, formerly of Hornell, passed away Thursday (Dec. 16, 2021) at the Bath V.A. Medical Center where he has resided for the past 10 years.

Born in Hornell on Feb. 6, 1934, he was the son of the late Walter and Dorothy (Nephew) Stone. Besides his parents, he was also predeceased by his wife, Carole (Rowley) Stone; his sister, Louise (Prior) Hollister; his nephew, Larry Gleason and his brother-in-law, John McGregor

He proudly served his country with the United States Marine Corps and was trained as an explosive ordinance, mine welfare specialist with a second military occupational specialty as an atomic biological chemical warfare specialist. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant (E5).

He was employed with the former Erie Railroad, Erie-Lackawanna Railroad and retired from Conrail as an engineer.

A former member of the Hornell Masonic Lodge, Richard loved spending time at his land in Woodhull, NY with his family. He loved animals, especially horses.

His loving surviving family includes one son, Steven (Robin) Stone; one daughter, Diane (Andrew) VanScoter; grandkids, Allison (David) Shadduck, Michael (Trisha) VanScoter, William VanScoter and Nick VanScoter; great-grandkids, Connor Bridge, Chole VanScoter, Logan Shadduck, Lucia and Ayvia VanScoter; two sisters, Rosemary (Larry) Gleason and Kathleen McGregor; a brother-in-law, Richard Hollister; as well as several nieces.

To honor his wishes there were no calling hours or funeral service. Private interment, with full miliary honors, took place at the Bath National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in his memory to either the Hornell Area Humane Society, 7649 Industrial Park Rd., Hornell or to the Hornell Erie Depot Museum, 111 Loder St., Hornell, NY 14843.

The Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home, 285 Main St., Hornell was honored to assist Richard’s family with the arrangements.

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