Lyons - James W. Stone Sr., age 71, died on Sunday, (January 19, 2014) at Clifton Springs Hospital. Family and friends may visit with the Stone family on Wednesday (Jan. 22) from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Lyons American Legion on Water Street in Lyons. It is requested that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Clifton Springs Hospital Foundation, 2 Coulter Road, Clifton Springs, N.Y. 14432.
Mr. Stone was born on June 11, 1942, in Newark, N.Y., the son of the late David and Margaret Robson Stone. He was an Army veteran and a Life member of the Lyons VFW Post 5092. Mr. Stone worked for the NYS Highway Depart ment and then went on to work for the Village of Lyons from where he retired.
He is survived by his loving wife, of 51 years, Alice Stone; children James (Jacqueline) Stone of Lyons, Flint (Marsha) Stone of Port Byron, Penny (Joe) Couturier of Lyons; step-children Tammy (Patrick) Lerum of Marion, Dale Thompson of Richland, N.Y.; grandchildren James Stone III, Samantha Jo Stone, Jenna Marie Stone, Scott David Stone, Patrick Michael Hannon, Mickey Scott Stone, Joseph L. Couturier, Timothy Premo, Leslie Premo, Dale Thompson Jr.; great-grandchildren, Caden and Kyler Stone, Anthony Leote, Emily and Abigail Couturier; brothers and sisters Jean (Glen) Leisenring of Lyons, Jack (Sue) Stone of Lyons, Jerry (Jill) Stone of Newark, Judy (Lindsey) MaCall of Wyoming; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his granddaughter Emily Stone, sister-in-law Joan Stone, and niece Shelly Ruthven.
Funeral arrangements have been made with the Cheney Funeral Home, 70 Main Street, Phelps.