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Frank J. Stone

December 1, 1933 - April 30, 2019

Service Date: May 3, 2019

Place of Service St. Thomas More

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 11:00 A.M. in St. Thomas More Church, 105 Gravity Road, Lake Ariel, by the Rev. Stephen Stavoy, pastor.

Friends my call the day of the funeral at the church from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the Mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen, 500 Penn Avenue, Scranton.

Frank J. Stone of Lake Ariel died April 30 at the Green Ridge Home. His wife of 56 years, Helene M. Stone, died on January 29 of this year.

Born on December 1, 1933 in Scranton, he was the son of Margaret O’Connor Stone and was raised as a son by his uncle, Frederick Wagner. After graduating from St. Paul’s High School in Scranton in 1951, where he was a member of the track team, he worked for a short time at the then Catholic Youth Center followed by employment with the Delaware and Lackawanna Railroad. In 1961 he received an appointment to the Fire Department of the City of Scranton. After twenty-five years of employment, he retired in October of 1986.

Frank was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting and fishing. He was especially fond of cowboy movies and classic country music and had a large collection of Western memorabilia, books and cds. He took great pride in his property at Lake Ariel. He and his wife Helene loved antiquing and much of their house was decorated in furniture and items they purchased during their antiquing excursions. He was especially proud of his Irish heritage.

Frank is survived by a half-sister, Annmarie Bernardi (Richard), Portsmouth, Rhode Island; stepsons Fred Brudzinski, Bear Creek, and Ronald Brudzinski, Scranton; a cousin, Robert P. Wagner, Scranton; and a step-granddaughter, Janel Brown (James), Tunkhannock.
Thanks for their compassionate care of Frank to the nurses and staff of VNA and VNA Hospice, The Green Ridge Home, Sacred Heart Hospice, and Sinclair’s Home Care Registry. A special thanks to Kathy Metschulat and her daughter Miranda for their attentive care and love.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 11:00 A.M. in St. Thomas More Church, 105 Gravity Road, Lake Ariel, by the Rev. Stephen Stavoy, pastor.

Friends my call the day of the funeral at the church from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the Mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen, 500 Penn Avenue, Scranton.

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