ARLINGTON — Dr. Frederic A. Stone, 91, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014 at his residence.
Celebration Reception: Noon, Monday, April 28 at the office of First Rate, Inc. 1903 Ascension Blvd, Arlington, Texas 76006.
Burial: at a later date in the Mexico Village Cemetery, Mexico, NY.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Marion Medical Mission, 1412 Shawnee Drive, Marion, IL 62959 earmarked for Malawi.
Frederic was born Feb. 9, 1923 in Mexico, NY to Albert Becker Stone and Rowena Kingsbury Stone. He had been a resident of Arlington since September 2007. He graduated from Carthage High School, Carthage, NY in 1940; Colgate University, 1949; University of Rochester Medical School, 1952. He practiced medicine in Los Angeles, in the Air Force in South Carolina, northern California, Michigan, Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, Nevada and private practice in Marquette, Michigan, Sumter, South Carolina, Watertown, New York and as a missionary in Malawi, Africa with Nella. Frederic married Nella Grace Kilbourn September 20, 1947 in Clinton, NY and were married for 62 years until Nella died in 2009. Frederic was an Army Air Corps pilot during WWII, ferrings planes to England and Africa and made 63 flights over the Hump.
He received the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Following the war he served in the Reserves until reentering the US Air Force as a flight surgeon. He served with the Apollo space program as a reentry recovery physician. He was the recipient of the Bronze Star. He retired as a colonel in 1970 when he entered private practice. He received many awards and honors during his career, including the Israel A. Shapiro Award in Watertown, NY for exceptional leadership on behalf of the city. Frederics interests and hobbies included model airplane building, trombone, aviation, singing in church choirs and the Northern NY Choral Society, boating, reading, Boy Scouts of America and his church. He was a member of the American Medical Association, Medical Society of the State of New York, Christian Medical & Dental Association, American College of Surgeons, Daedalians, US Coast Guard Auxiliary, US Power Squadrons, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nella K. Stone, parents and brother, Irwin Kingsbury Stone.
Survivors: Sons, Allen Frederic Stone and Mahna Salter, Littleton, CO; Brian Jeffrey Stone and Marianne of Cork, Ireland; Judson Irwin Stone and Janice of Arlington; Stephen Mark Stone and Marigene of Monroe, MI; David Albert Stone and Trina of Arlington; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-children; sister, Marcia Elaine Stone Treadwell of Watertown, NY; and sister-in-law Wilfreda Brown Stone of Watertown, NY.