American Veteran 09

Paul O. Stone

September 6, 1931 ~ July 23, 2020 (age 88)


Paul Otto Stone, a Korean War Veteran died Thursday, July 23, 2020 at Donahoe Manor where he resided since May 9.

He was born September 6, 1931 to Otto Orlando and Lola Edna (Griffith) Stone in Clover Creek, Williamsburg, PA. Paul was the last of a family of nine siblings. His brothers and sisters were Franklin of McKeesport; Herman of Lancaster, SC; Myron of  Breezewood; Alma Rae Fluke of Bedford, Jennie Snyder of Bakers Summit; Ralph of  Roaring Springs; Dora Belle Ferguson of Carlsbad, CA and Lola Edna Schmidt of Deptford, NJ. He has many nieces and nephews, including Fred Fluke and wife Arlene (Robinette) of Bedford and Lola Belle (Fluke) Scott and husband Rev. Charles Scott of Apex, NC.

Paul attended elementary schools in Bakers Summit, Martinsburg and Osterburg. He graduated from Bedford High School in the class of 1952 and was drafted in the Army, serving with the Army Corps of Engineers in Korea. He returned to the farm in  Dutch Corner where he resided with his sister Alma's family. In her last years, Paul was Alma's caregiver.

Paul worked at Kay Wood and Hedstrom. He was a Ford, NASCAR, Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers fan. He enjoyed listening to country and polka music. He was a self-taught and accomplished mandolin player.

A Private Graveside Service will be held  at St. James Cemetery, Bedford, PA.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Cemetery Association, 1834 Dibert Road, Bedford, PA 15522.

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Arrangements entrusted to Louis Geisel Funeral Home, Bedford

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