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Robert Francis Stone

STONE: Robert Francis Stone, age 94, of Pittsburgh, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Nov. 11, 2020. Bob was born in Detroit and raised in Pittsburgh. He served his country as a member of the army occupation forces stationed in Europe during World War II. After returning from the war, he enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh under the G.I. Bill, where he earned his undergraduate and law degrees. From there Bob went on to establish the law firm of Fine, Perlow and Stone, practicing law as a distinguished member of the Allegheny County Bar Association for more than 40 years. In the 1980s, he relocated to Hilton Head Island, where he became engaged as an active member of the emerging island community, serving as chairman of Hilton Head’s first Zoning Hearing Board and co-founding its first Reform Jewish congregation, Temple Beth Yam. He then retired to Fort Lauderdale, where he enjoyed long bike rides and mornings on the golf course, before returning to Pittsburgh in 2008. Above all, Bob was devoted to his wife of 69 years, Eleanor (“Cissy”) Stone, whom he first met as a teenager delivering newspapers on his paper route. Bob and Cissy travelled the globe together throughout their marriage sharing a love of adventure and discovery. In later years, Bob was comforted in his struggle with Alzheimer’s disease by the devoted caregivers of AHAVA Memory Care and his loving family. Bob is survived by his wife Cissy; his sister Alice Jaffe; brother-in-law Norman Jaffe; sister-in-law Betty Ann Fireman; three children, sons Harlan (Laura), and Andrew (Christine) Stone, and daughter Julie (Charles) Congdon; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Contributions can be made to AHAVA Memory Care, 200 JHF Drive, Pittsburgh, PA, 15217. Graveside services and interment were held at Beth Shalom Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated. www.schugar.com PJC

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