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Dr. Dennis "Stoney" Michael Stone, passed away suddenly at Hilltop Nursing Center on Monday, February 19, 2018.
Stoney was born November 28, 1943 in Redondo Beach, California, to Mr. Robert Edward Stone and Mrs. Leola Nettie Stone (Newman). He was the older brother of Linda Gomez (Stone) of Modesto, California.
Stoney was a life-long learner, earning both his MS and PhD. He loved teaching and made it his career to educate at the college level. Many of those years he spent at Beckley College, the College of West Virginia, and Mountain State University.
Stoney was an avid cycling enthusiast, riding his bike to and from work every day for years. His love of reading assured he was rarely seen without a book in hand. His greatest accomplishment was his children whom he loved and supported unconditionally.
Stoney's memory will be cherished by his daughter Jessica Zukowski (Stone) of Mount Hope, his two sons, Franklin Stone of Wilmington, NC and Michael Stone of Charleston, WV and 3 grandchildren Lily and Lucy Zukowski and Michael Shumake all of Mount Hope. He leaves his sister Linda Gomez and 2 nephews, Tony and Bryan Gomez.
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at the First Presbyterian Church of Oak Hill at 3:00pm.
Please do not send flowers, but, if you'd like, please make a donation to Hospice of Southern West Virginia or United Way of Southern West Virginia.
Published on February 20, 2018
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