Frank Stone, DDS
August 13, 1944 – June 27, 2019
Dearest friends and loved ones,
On Thursday, June 27th, Frank Stone passed away at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, CA. He was 74 years old.
He is survived by his beloved family: wife, Renae, daughters Shannon and Casey, sons-in law Ryan and Peter, and granddaughters Scarlet, Jacklyn, and Avery, along with scores of grateful patients, and faithful friends and staff.
Having graduated from the University of Southern California in 1968, Frank went on to establish a well-respected and thriving dental practice, lasting an impressive 51 years. Throughout his successful career, he attended to patients in Arcadia, San Gabriel, and finally 28 years in Irvine, where he recently retired.
Frank was also an incredibly talented artist, and his talent shined through in his work as an esthetic and functional dentist. In fact, he showcased many of his art pieces throughout his office for all to enjoy. Dr. Stone absolutely loved his patients and always took great care to ensure that they loved their smiles in return.
His generous spirit, compassionate heart, and warm smile will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.
Please join us on Saturday, July 27th at St. Mark Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach, CA as we celebrate Frank’s life at 11:00 AM in the sanctuary, followed by a reception. Frank was a devoted member of St. Mark, having served as moderator of the Board of Deacons, as an Elder on Session on Worship Commission, and as a member of the Pastor Nominating Committee.
Tributes in Frank’s honor may be made payable to:
St. Mark Presbyterian Church with “Frank Stone” designated on your check's memo line.
Mailing Address: 2200 San Joaquin Hills Rd, Newport Beach, CA 92660, care of Judith Hug
For credit card tributes, please contact Judith Hug in the church office at: 949-200-1914.
St. Mark Presbyterian Church
2200 San Joaquin Hills Road
Frank Stone, DDS
July 5, 2019
I’ve worked with Dr. Stone only for a short while, compared to other staff- whom have been there for decades- it’s a testament to the working conditions he facilitated. He strived to achieve perfection in the work he produced and it’s evident in the loyal patients that chose to continue their ongoing dental care with Dr. Stone and his staff. In the “short” time spent working along side Dr. Stone, it wasn’t long before I knew that his office was special.
During the small pauses between patients, we’d share candid moments-when the timing was right - he’d talk about his grandkids and his family, favorite vacation spots, and maybe our “veganisms”. Amongst the mundane of everyday milieu, after the day was done and we had reviewed any issued we had to work through in the operatory- of-course we’d butt heads and we’d have to both work past our egos- it was special to know that he always followed up with “ give yourself some grace- you’ll get there” . Bitter-sweetly, I was very lucky to see that side of Dr. Stone. It was in those moments that I knew he truly cared, apart from what everyone else thought, or what you thought at that moment. Something told me he fixed his eyes on that which is unseen rather than what is seen. That’s why it pains many of his friends and family to say that he will be missed.
My mom always said everything is better when it’s shared and the best kind of share, is time. Thank you for your time shared Dr. Stone, see you later.
Frank Fey (a.k.a. Pancho)
July 4, 2019
From time-to-time there are crushing blows that inescapably cross our path. Some we strive to handle. Some we have no hand in. Well, my friends, this one is sudden and authentic. A crusher! Our ordinarily complacent hearts now must accept the reality that one of life’s many-faceted achievers of this world, Dr. Frank C. Stone, has crossed over to the other shore. God almighty has proclaimed this good Doctor’s work is done. But, we can all be assured that his endeavors shall endure longer than most: the lucky dental patients, the enlightened students, the awe struck art community, the inspired brethren, the relatives from afar, the chuckling pals, the cherished children, the beautiful close-nit family.
Let’s all absorb this lesson in life. And, may each and every one of us simply savor that exclusively handsome, mild-mannered gleam still radiating from precious Frank Stone a.k.a. Paco.
July 3, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of Frank's passing. Although it has been quite some time since seeing him I remember some long ago golf outings with Frank and Renae at Torrey Pines and Pebble Beach - where Frank and I were so bold that after a late night dinner at the Lodge we went out to the spotlighted 18th green and practiced chipping, for some reason undetected.
My sincere condolences to the whole Stone family.
Len and Marilyn Churchman
July 3, 2019
Frank and all of his immediate family are considered an integral part of the Churchman family. Our memories are scattered over many, many years. He was a golfing friend, a drinking, dining and dear family friend. Our roots go deep and our hearts are aching. We feel sadness for not only losing Frank but for this
difficult time for his very dear family.
Our memories are so numerous that finding just one is difficult . We often talk about a funny happening with Frank and our hallway closet. It is an inside joke that his wife will remember and it is this type of memory that typifies an all inclusive friendship that scans many decades.
May he rest in the peace of God and may his family find joy knowing what a good person he was.