John William Stone, III

June 20, 1934March 21, 2014

John W. Stone III of Stoney Creek in Nellysford, VA, died March 21 at Augusta Health. He was 79. Formerly of New Hope, PA, John was born and raised in Trenton, NJ. He was a graduate of Rider University and Officer Candidate School; he served in the Navy from 1956 through 1959. He developed Stone Chemical Products in Trenton, NJ, with his father, which he ran until his retirement, after which he became a certified auctioneer. He was a devoted member of the board of the Boys and Girls Club of Trenton for many years; he was also active in the Jaycees and later in life, in Rotary International. Throughout his life, he enjoyed anything mechanical, including flying his Cessna and baling hay with his relentlessly self-repaired tractors. For many years, he was a member of Thompson Memorial Presbyterian Church, where he served on the session. Upon retirement, he moved to Nellysford, VA, where he was a member of Rockfish Creek Presbyterian Church and active in the wood ministry. He is survived by his wife, Priscilla; a daughter, Melissa, of Annandale, VA, and a son, John, of Nellysford. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Wildlife Center of Virginia, 1800 S. Delphine Ave. Waynesboro, VA 22980 or Boys and Girls Club of Trenton 212 Centre St.. Trenton, NJ 08611. Arrangements under the direction of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes Waynesboro Chapel, Waynesboro, VA.


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John Newton

September 19, 2014

Priscilla, I am sorry for your loss please email me sometime.

April 3, 2014

Priscilla, Melissa and John Jr.,
I am very sorry to have learned of John's passing. I lost my dad this past September and the pain from such a huge loss is very much with me. I have been flooded recently with so many great memmories of family times shared; Thanksgivings in Massachusetts, Pine Cone Cottage in Maine, visits to the farm to pet "409" and the other animals, and I am saddened by another loss. Wishing you all peace. ~with love, Karen Drake

Doug Borden

March 31, 2014

I very sorry Priscilla, John was special. I remember vividly the sage advice he gave me when my dad, his friend, passed 24 years. It was a face full of cold water and it helped me immensely. Thinking of you now.

Bill Domanski

March 31, 2014

You helped make the days at Trenton High so much fun. You coming down the hall, waving all over put a laugh on all our faces.

Priscilla Stone

March 27, 2014

.i am flooded with memories today--the wonderful trips we took with friends, from Canada to Europe to Africa, the years spent at our home in the Florida keys with the manatees as neighbours. I'm remembering haying, raising pigs and pickyourown strawberries on the farm. The bad--the diabetes and all that that meant for so long-and the ugly: the barn fire, Stanley our first famous Siamese cat with his legs cut off by the neighbor's tractor...we shared so much. Blessings on you, my dear. Priscilla

Chuck Glass

March 26, 2014

Priscilla.....So sorry to hear about John's passing. Best wishes to you.

March 26, 2014

Priscilla & Family, Very sad to hear of Johns passing. Norm and I worked for John and his Dad for quite a few years. We have good memories of John and Stone Chemical. You are in our hearts and prayers.
Norm & Ellen Metzger, Newfoundland, PA

March 26, 2014

Priscilla, Melissa and John. My sympathy to you on the passing of John. For the 26 yrs. I worked for him at Stone Chemical I never hand more fun, laughs, entertainment etc. The "discussions" between he and his father (grand pop we called him), the live pig we gave him one Christmas (which we named 104, that special cleaner he developed) etc. etc. He helped a lot of east Trenton neighbors, people struggling to start up company's, extending credit etc. as well as a steady part time workplace for many firemen and myself. I could go on for days about John. He truly was one of a kind and had many hidden talents and knowledge that few people knew. There wasn't a cleaning problem that he couldn't develop a cleaner for or a solution. I still use some of his cleaning secrets to this day. He was also a chemist of which very few people knew. He seemed to be able to develop a cleaner, treatment etc. for anything. He will be in my prayers and thoughts.
David Burns, Harvey Cedars, N.J.

John Weeks Stone, Jr.

March 25, 2014

Priscilla, I'm sorry for your loss.

Priscilla stone

March 25, 2014

There is a hole here John that I experience in my heart from our more than fifty years of the good bad an the ugly with love pris