STONE — James Herbert Stone, 89, of Virgil, N.Y., died, March 18, 2010. Honoring his wishes, there will be no services and internment will be private at the convenience of the family.
-Cortland Standard, 20 Mar 2010∼United States Army Air Force,
World War II,
James Herbert "Jim" Stone, 89 years of age, of Virgil, New York departed this life on Wednesday, March 18th, 2010.
He was born in Ithaca, New York, the son of Mary Cunningham Stone and William Stone. Jim grew up in Ithaca, New York, served with the United States Army Air Force during World War II, then worked at Cornell University in mechanical maintenance until his retirement in 1982.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Henrietta Therese "Penny" Stone, who departed this life on October 26th, 1998 at 78 years of age. Penny was born May 22nd, 1921 in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Lena Ringleman Mann and Louis Mann, and was a talented seamstress, knitter, and found great joy being with her grandchildren.
After both graduated from Ithaca High School, Penny and Jim married on June 16th, 1942. They owned and operated Stone's Gun and Tackle in Ithaca, New York form 1957 until 1983, when they moved to Bradenton, Florida - returning north in 1986.
They were preceded in death by both sets of parents and all their siblings, Jim and Penny were survived by one son, Jim (and wife, Sharon) Stone of Ruskin, Florida; twin daughters, Cathy (and husband, Doug) Chesnut of Virgil, New York and Kate (and husband, Colin) Reif of Homer, New York; three grandchildren, Doug Chesnut of Minnetonka, Minnesota, Teri Keegan of Dryden, New York, and Mike Moon of Roanoke, Virginia; and three great-grandchildren.
Honoring Jim and Penny's wishes, there were no memorial services and the interment was private at a later date at the convenience of the family. The arrangements were in care of the Bangs Funeral Home.
THIS IS A TRIBUTE IN MEMORY OF JIM,
I'd like the memory of me
to be a happy one.
I'd like to leave an after glow
of smiles when life is done.
I'd like to leave an echo
whispering softly down the ways,
Of happy times and laughing times
and bright and sunny days.
I'd like the tears of those who grieve,
to dry before the sun
of happy memories
that I leave when my life is done.
SGT US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II
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