On February 4, 2019, our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle, Dan C. Stone, was welcomed into the open arms of Jesus. He was born in Brooklyn Township, PA to the late Daniel B. and Ethel Stone. Dan was a Human Resources officer for Visa Inc. for 25 years and a retired pastor from Delmont United Methodist Church. He was a longtime member and Past Worshipful Master of the Palestine Masonic Lodge #189, Past Associate Grand Guardian of Jobs Daughters, Past Grand Royal Patron of Amaranth and Past Worthy Patron of Eastern Star. Dan was also the Assistant Grand Chaplin of the Grand Lodge of Maryland. He enjoyed reading, trivia, genealogy and was an avid Penn State fan. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Bryce Stone.
Dan is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Judith Tye Stone; loving children, Andrew Stone and his wife, Tracey, Holly Stone and Heather Dunkerly and her husband, Todd; cherished grandchildren, Caitlin Pizarro and her husband, Mario, Courtney Litzenberger, Jessica Stone, Christian Litzenberger, Mason Piper, Brittany Stone, Chloe Litzenberger, Madeline Piper, Emily Stone, Claire Litzenberger, Alexis Stone, Megan Piper and Matthew Piper; and his dear brother, Curtis Stone. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Dan was surrounded with more love and affection than you can imagine. He was strong, hoped for more time with us, but was ready to go adore our Lord in His Heavenly Kingdom. We are grateful to have had enough time to tell him we cared about him, and thank him for being so wonderful. We will miss his wisdom, compassion, and humor. We are thankful his suffering was relatively short and he is at peace. The last words he heard was each of us telling him how much we love him, and that each of us would keep this promise... when he was diagnosed in November, he took each of his children aside and asked them to take care of our Mom. On hearing we will honor his wish, with the song "Onward Christian Soldiers" filling the room, he peacefully ran into his Savior's arms.
Visitation will be held at Singleton Funeral & Cremation Services on Friday, Feb. 8th, from 3-5 & 7-9 PM. Visitation will also be held on Saturday, from 1-2 PM at Bonnie Blink Chapel, 300 International Circle, Cockeysville, MD 21030. Masonic family services will start at 2 PM, with a funeral service immediately following at 3 PM. Refreshments to follow after service. Interment will be held on Friday, 11 AM, at Lakeview Memorial Park, 2724 Liberty Road, Sykesville 21784. In honor of his two grandchildren, his longtime membership with the Masonic Lodge and the love for his church, donations may be made to the following: Autism Society of Baltimore-Chesapeake, P.O. Box 10822, Baltimore, MD 21234 or visit www.baltimoreautismsociety.org.; Bonnie Blink at the Grand Lodge of Maryland, 304 International Circle, Cockeysville, MD 21030; or Dorsey Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 6951 Dorsey Road; Elkridge, MD 21075.
Autism Society of Baltimore-Chesapeake
PO Box 10822, Baltimore MD 21234
Bonnie Blink at the Grand Masonic Lodge of Maryland
304 International Circle, Cockeysville MD 21030
Dorsey Emmanuel United Methodist Church
6951 Dorsey Road, Elkridge MD 21075