Donald James Stone
b. 20 September 1926
- Father: Albert Percy Stone b. circa 27 December 1890, d. 21 March 1951
- Mother: Esther B. Smith b. circa November 1896, d. 6 July 1970
- Donald James Stone was born on 20 September 1926 in New York.
- Albert Percy Stone and Esther B. Smith appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Lockport, Niagara County, New York, at 220 Niagara Street. Other members of the household included Donald James Stone, Allan George Stone and Eileen Lorain Stone.
- Albert Percy Stone and Esther B. Smith appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Lockport, Niagara County, New York, at 243 Pine. Other members of the household included Donald James Stone, Allan George Stone and Eileen Lorain Stone.
- The following appeared on 3 July 1944 in the Lockport Union-Sun & Journal: Donald James Stone of 243 Pine St. has left to enter Valparaiso University, Ind., for the Summer Intra-Session.
- The following appeared on 14 May 1945 in the Lockport Union-Sun & Journal: Donald J. Stone, seaman 2/c has returned to Memphis after spending a seven-day leave with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert P. Stone, Pine Street.
- The following appeared on 11 January 1951 in the Lockport Union-Sun & Journal: Donald James Stone, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert P. Stone of Ontario Street, has returned to Purdue University after spending the holidays with his parents. On Jan. 28 he will receive a degree in Engineering and has accepted a position with Bell Aircraft Corporation, Niagara Falls.
- The following appeared on 22 March 1951 in the Lockport Union-Sun & Journal: Albert P. Stone of 128 Ontario St., passed away at the City Hospital Wednesday March 21, 1951. He is survived by his wife Esther, two sons, one daughter, Allan G., Mrs. Russell J. Richards of Buffalo, N. Y., and Donald J., at home. Also three grandchildren, one brother George N. Stone of Toronto, Ont., and one sister Mrs. Winifred Coffey of Stratford, Ont. Friends may call at Prudden Funeral Home, 242 Genesee Street where funeral services will be held Saturday morning March 24 at eleven o'clock. Interment at Cold Springs Cemetery.
- He married Jane Audrey Guenther, daughter of Gaylord Stephen Guenther and Mary Ethel Sierk, on 2 May 1953 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at First Presbyterian Church.
- The following appeared on 9 May 1953 in the Lockport Union-Sun & Journal: Miss Jane A. Guenther, daughter of Mrs. Gaylord S. Guenther of Cleveland Avenue, Niagara Falls, and the late Mr. Guenther, became the bride of Donald J. Stone, son of Mrs. Albert P. Stone of Ontario Street, and the late Mr. Stone, on Saturday, May 2, at the First Presbyterian Church, Niagara Falls. The Rev. Charles C. Berryhill officiated at the ceremony.
The bride, escorted by her brother, Jack G. Guenther, chose a street-length dress of dior blue lace with bracelet-length sleeves and full skirt. The boat neckline was edged with pleated nylon net and a wide flounce of nylon nte trimmed the hem of the skirt. She wore a matching hat and carried a Colonial bouquet of pink sweetheart roses.
She was attended by her sister, Mrs. Robert E. Wilson, who was attired in a dress of champagne lace with matching accessories, and carried a Colonial bouquet of daffodils and baby iris.
Charles A. Switzer was best man and William F. Lynch was the usher.
The reception was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Guenther, Oak Street, Niagara Falls, for the immediate families and the wedding party.
Mrs. Guenther wore a silk shantung suit of cadet blue with pale pink accessories and an orchid corsage. The mother of the bridegroom selected a Wedgewood blue silk print dress with matching accessories and an orchid corsage.
Mr. and Mrs. Stone will reside at 7 Sixty-seventh street after a brief wedding trip. For trraveling the bride chose a navy blue gabardine suit with navy blue and white accessories, and wore a corsage of cymbidium.
Miss Guenther is a graduate of Niagara Falls High School and William Smith College, Geneva. She is a case worker with the Niagara County Welfare department.
Mr. Stone, a graduate of Lockport High School, is an alumnus of Purdue University, Lafayette, Ind., and attended Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Ind. He now is with the engineering department at Hooker Electrochemical Company.
- The following appeared on 7 July 1970 in the Lockport Union-Sun & Journal: Esther Stone of 55 Ontario Street passed away at Buffalo General Hospital July 6, 1970. Wife of the late Albert P. Stone, she leaves one daughter and two sons, Mrs. Russell (Eileen) Richards, Snyder, Allan G., Kenmore, and Donald J., North Tonawanda. Also survived by eight grandchildren. Friends may call Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 o'clock at Prudden and Kandt Funeral Home, 242 Genesee Street, where private funeral services will be held Thursday morning. Interment in Cold Spring Cemetery. Memorials may be given to one's favorite charity.
- The following appeared on 7 November 1986 in the Tonawanda News: First Presbyterian Church, Niagara Falls, was the setting at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, 1986, when Wendy Jane Stone, wearing an opera-length gown of ivory Lyon lace with satin and Venice lace bib collar, became the bride of Brent E. Bowman.
The Rev. Douglas Orr Dudley officiated at the ceremony, assisted by Rev. Bryan Swortwood, grandfather of the bridegroom. Steven Wilson, cousin of the bride, of Miami, Fla., was soloist.
The bride is the daughter of mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Stone of North Tonawanda. The bridegroom is the son of Dr. and mrs. Harold E. Bowman of Canandaigua, formerly of Lockport.
Miss Brenda Berhalter was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Miss Jill Bowman, sister of the bridegroom, and Miss Lyane Guenther, cousin of the bride.
William Boyles of Coatesville, Pa., was best man. Ushers were Bryce Bowman, brother of the bridegroom, and Gary Stone of Cleveland, Ohio, brother of the bride.
The couple was honored at a reception at the Sheraton Brock Hotel, Niagara Falls, Ont., following the ceremony. The newlyweds are at home in Columbus, Ohio.
- The following appeared on 1 April 2008 in The Columbus Dispatch: Jane Audrey Stone, 80 years old, of Hilliard, Ohio, died Saturday, March 29, in First Community Village. She was born October 1, 1927, in Niagara Falls, NY, the daughter of the late Gaylord Guenther and the late Mary Sierk. She was preceded in death by her sister Marilyn Wilson (Robert) of Fairport, New York. Surviving are her husband, Donald J. Stone of Hilliard, Ohio; daughter, Cheryl (Robert) of Red Bluff, California; son, Gary (Susan) of Bay Village, Ohio; and daughter, Wendy (Brent) of Atlanta, Georgia. She was a member of the Hilliard Presbyterian Church and attended Niagara Falls High School and Hobart and William Smith College where she earned a degree in Sociology. She worked as a Social Worker for the Niagara County NY Department of Social Services handling child neglect and child custody cases. Known for her caring attitude toward all, she will be sorely missed by all whose lives she touched. A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 311 First Street, Niagara Falls, New York at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2008.
- The following appeared on 9 June 2017 in the Niagara Gazette: Donald J. Stone, 90, of Westlake, OH, formerly of North Tonawanda, NY, passed away at the Ames Hospice House on Wednesday, June 7, 2017.
Husband of the late Jane Stone (nee Guenther); father of Gary (Susan) Stone of Bay Village, OH, Wendy (Brent) Bowman of Atlanta Georgia; and stepdaughter, Cheryl (Robert) Ramirez of Red Bluff, CA; grandfather of Rachael, Matthew, Cristina, Laura and Adam.
Donald was born and raised in Lockport, NY, and was the son of the late Albert and Esther Stone, brother of the late Allan Stone and the late Eileen Richards. He was a 1944 graduate of Lockport High School, served proudly in the United States Navy, and graduated from Purdue University in 1951 with a degree in mechanical and electrical engineering. He applied his skills as a Professional Engineer at numerous corporations throughout western New York, Connecticut, and Ohio. In his spare time, Donald enjoyed working with computers, building model airplanes, reading, and learning anything historical about WWII.
There will be no memorial service per Donald's wishes.
- Last Edited: 14 Jun 2017