Thomas M. ‘Bud’ StonePublished 6:20pm Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Thomas M. “Bud” Stone, formerly of Tryon, passed away Feb. 27, 2012, at home in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Bud was born May 25, 1921, and grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio. He graduated from Amherst College in Amherst, Mass., and served in the United States Marine Corps from 1941, leaving active service in 1947 at the rank of first lieutenant. He was a skilled craftsman who built from scratch materials many miniature houses, log cabins and furnishings that continue to delight those close to him.
He was active in the First Congregational Church, obtaining certification as a lay minister of the United Church of Christ, and he loved adding his distinctive tenor voice to the choir.
One of his strongest desires throughout life was for people to get along with one another.
Bud is survived by his wife of 63 years, Janet; daughter, Virginia Corsini (John) of Cincinnati, Ohio; sons, Philip B. of Pleasanton, Calif., Donald P. of Garland, Texas, and Thomas C. of Flagstaff, Ariz.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 18 at the Congregational Church in Tryon.
Donations may be made in his honor to: Crossroads Hospice, 4360 Glendale Milford Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45242.