Michael T. Stone, Jr., 54, of Niagara Falls, NY, passed from this life on Friday, September 6, 2019 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family, while under the care of Niagara Hospice. Born on August 9, 1965 in Lewiston, NY, he was the beloved son of A. Michael and Kathleen (Eddy) Stone.
Mike, as he was known to family and friends, was a lifelong area resident and graduated from Niagara Wheatfield High School. For 28 years, he was employed as a shift supervisor for Bremner Foods in Tonawanda, until he could no longer work due to his illness. Mike was always on the move and loved working. He was also the owner an operator of Mike Stone’s Lawn Service.
Mike was a communicant of St. Vincent de Paul Parish, where he attended the Prince of Peace worship site. At the age of 9, his grandpa Eddy instilled in him the passion of bowling in which Mike excelled; bowling on Sunday mornings in leagues at Bowl-O-Drome and winning awards, including the Tri-City Masters in 1997. His grandfather and uncle taught Mike how to hunt and fish and he continued to enjoy both throughout his life. Above all, he loved the company of family and friends, whether family get-togethers, where he was a master griller and smoker, or camping and four wheeling at Tall Pines or just having people over to entertain and spend time with them, all up until his last days.
In addition to his parents, Mike is survived by children, Matthew (Jennifer Magil) Stone and Samantha Stone; step-sons, Thomas (Ashley) McKerlie and Joseph (Brittany) McKerlie; a granddaughter, Kaylee Stone; siblings, Kathleen (late Keith) Herrington, Christopher (Carolyn) Stone and Robert (late Mary) Stone; uncles, John (Sandra) Eddy and Terry (Alice) Stone and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be on Monday, from 3-7 p.m. in the Chapel of OTTO REDANZ FUNERAL HOME, 2215 MILITARY ROAD, NIAGARA FALLS, NY, where funeral services will begin on Tuesday, September 10th at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Prince of Peace Church, 1055 N. Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY, with Rev. Father Robert Hughson serving as celebrant. In lieu of flowers, memorial offerings may be made to WNY Heroes, Inc., which Mike spent time volunteering for. Arrangements are under the direction of Michael R. Goodlander. Please visit www.goodlandercares.com for online condolences or to send a memorial tribute to the family.
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