Robert Paul ‘Stoney’ Stone Jr. was born December 11‚ 1960‚ in Maywood-Bell‚ California‚ the son of Ruth Viola Solomon and the late Robert P. Stone Sr. He died November 4‚ 2009‚ after responding to a call with the Amity Fire Company in Douglassville‚ Pennsylvania.
Bob graduated from Boyerstown High School in 1978 and served with the SeaBees in the United States Navy during Operation Desert Storm. Bob worked as a forklift operator for CEI Company for 27 years. He was a member of the Free Masons
Bob became a firefighter with the Amity Fire Company in Douglassville‚ Pennsylvania‚ in 2007. An active member who assisted with fundraisers and trainings‚ Bob was always around the station doing something. When he was not helping with a project‚ he was shooting photos of the members and equipment as the official department photographer.
An avid photographer‚ he had photos published in many magazines. He always had his camera by his side to shoot that ‘one-in-a-million’ shot. He was very interested in Native American cultures. Bob’s big dream was to go to Alaska to prospect for gold.
He was survived by his mother‚ Ruth Solomon; his brother‚ Michael L. Stone‚ of Mammoth Springs‚ Arkansas; his sister‚ Shanna Goza‚ of Boyertown‚ Pennsylvania; and extended family.