Class Canceled- Today Tuesday April 1st. (This is not a joke)

My Wife’s Grandfather, George Stone, passed away on Sunday afternoon, My wife has asked that I cancel class to be with her and provide her support.

Please use time this morning to continue your work on your info graphic and post a screen shot of your file in it’s current state before the end of the day.

December 13th 1917- March 30th 2014

George Edler Stone, 96 years old and WWII veteran, passed away peacefully in his family home in Mattapoisett, MA. Born in Dorchester, MA, son of George Andrew Stone and Hilder Bergstrom Stone, of Sweden. He is survived by his beloved childhood sweetheart, Sonja “Snug” Stone; children Sonja Stone Peterson and husband Frank, Lars Stone and wife Colleen, Suzanne Pike and husband William, Cynthia Stone, and Sandra Stone; grandchildren Mariel Stone, Bonnie Stone and husband Erik Kowalski, Charlotte, Caroline, and Catherine Stone, and Jessica and Erica Pike; three great-grandchildren; siblings Marguerite Stone Lever, Ina Stone Steward, and Alice Stone Coletti; and many nieces and nephews.Predeceased by his younger sister Helen Stone Fellman.

George Stone was proud to serve his country as a Staff Sgt. in the United States Marine Corps during WWII. During George’s years in service he served in the South Pacific and saw action in Guadalcanal. George also participated in a tour in Shanghai, China.

George established and owned an independent insurance agency in Arlington, MA, for over 30 years. A hard worker who was proud of his Swedish heritage, loved reading, singing along to the Lawrence Welk Show, the company of dogs, and above all his family, George Stone always put others needs before his own. George was an active member of the Arlington Lions Club, National Alliance on Mental Illness, and The Elks Lodge. George was very loving, caring and generous, and even in death George continues to give as a donor to the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Anatomical Gift Program. George Stone was a role model for all and will be greatly missed.

Relatives and friends are invited to honor George’s life by attending a memorial service Saturday, April 19th at 1pm at Advent Lutheran Church, 62 East Grove Street, Middleboro, MA. In lieu of flowers donations in George’s memory may be made to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, NAMI Massachusetts, The Schrafft Center, 529 Main Street, Suite 1M17, Boston, MA 02129.

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