Graveside service for William A. Stone, 83, of Canton, will be held on Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Waddington with Rev. William Hart officiating. Mr. Stone passed away on Thursday, June 3, 2010 at Canton-Potsdam Hospital.
Friends may call at the O’Leary Funeral Home in Canton on Tuesday, June 8, 2010 from 7-9 p.m. Contributions in his memory may be made to Canton Rescue Squad, 77 Riverside Dr., Canton.
Surviving Mr. Stone are five sons, John Stone and wife Cindy of Dallas, Texas, Robert Stone of Rochester, Sam Stone of Colton, Matthew Stone of Canton, and Joe Stone and wife Shirley of Canton; daughters Monica Stone of Canton and Maria Stone and companion Paul Pavel of Cape Vincent; 10 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren.
William was born on September 20, 1926 in Waddington, son of the late Leslie and Jennie (Veitch) Stone.
He attended Waddington Schools and entered the United States Army in January of 1945. He served in World War II in the Pacific Theatre and was discharged in April of 1947.
On October 28, 1947, he married Rita Oshier at St. Mary’s Church in Waddington. Mrs. Stone predeceased him on July 1, 2005.
Mr. Stone owned Stone’s Grocery in Waddington during the building of the Seaway. He drove tractor-trailer coast-to-coast for GLF Trucking and worked at Canton College for 20 years in the maintenance department, retiring in 1989.
William was a member of the Rainbow Club, Quebec Brook Club, Canton VFW Post 1231 and Potsdam American Legion Post 74. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and four wheeling.
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