October 11, 1929 – October 7, 2012
STONE, Elwin A. “Al”, CMSgt, Ret., passed away on Sunday, October 7, 2012 in Brandon, Fla. He was born in Baltimore, Md. on October 11, 1929 to W.C. and Lucille (Adams) Stone. CMSgt Stone had a distinguished 28 year career in the U.S. Air Force, including 21 years as a Special Agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. His overseas tours included service in Okinawa, Korea and Vietnam. He also held assignments throughout the United States, including Alaska, Florida, California, Oklahoma, and Ohio. His decorations include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, and 3 Air Force Commendation medals. After retirement, he completed his BA degree in Sociology at USF and managed the One Davis Medical Building on Davis Island in Tampa until his retirement, when he was able to travel and enjoy visits with family and friends. He is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 60 years, Barbara Ann Gower of Brandon, Fla.; sons, Dennis (Denise) of Seffner, Tim (Marie) of Valrico, and David (Eva) of Natalia, Tex.; daughters, Sharon (Joel) Rollins of Trumbull, Conn., Susan (Paul) Brousseau of Lakeville, Minn., Carol (Mel) Leffel of Lakeland, and Noreen (Paul) Einsmann of Valrico; sister, Marguerite Conway of Dover, Del., brother-in-law, Hugh (Marge) Gower and cousin, Shirley Christie. Additionally, he is survived by 16 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, many cousins, nieces and nephews and a warm extended family of in-laws and friends. Al was a devoted member of Nativity Catholic Church in Brandon. A funeral service will take place Friday October 12, 1 PM, at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Lifepath Hospice, South Hillsborough County.
- Visitation Thursday, October 11, 2012
- Funeral Service Friday, October 12, 2012
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October 14, 2012
Susan, Your father --- such a lovely man. A gentleman, a great husband and father, and a distinguished military man. I love hearing all the family stories about him. I cannot imagine your sense of loss though we all know big kind Al Stone is in Heaven, getting everything ready for when the rest of the family arrives. My heart is with you and your family. God bless you all.
Love, Peggy & Roy DeSousa
October 10, 2012
Thinking of the entire Stone family at this time! Have not seen them in many years just remember them as goood fun neighbors on Londonwood! God bless this family and sending prayers your way <3 Kathy Gall-Norris
October 9, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with all of your family.
Sara and Daniels Mom
October 9, 2012
TO THE STONE FAMILY, PLEASE ACCEPT MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES FOR THE PASSING OF YOUR HUSBAND, FATHER, BROTHER. I AM THINKING OF ALL MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY. DANA HOWDEN