John P. Stone, 96, Of Eastchester

EASTCHESTER, N.Y. - John P. Stone (Jack) of Eastchester died March 19. He was 96.

Stone was born Aug. 5, 1926, in Checotah, Okla., to Oram and Christine (nee Martin) Stone. They moved to New Rochelle three years later where John attended local schools graduating from Albert Leonard High School.

He served the country during World War II in the Navy (Seabees). Upon returning from the Navy, he joined the automotive industry and eventually became a Dodge dealership owner. He owned Gramatan Dodge in Mt. Vernon till his retirement in 1979.

Stone went on to work as a comptroller for White Plains Lincoln/Mercury until retiring from there in 1994. He was a member of Wykagyl Country Club for 22 years. He later joined the Lake Isle Country Club.

Stone is survived by his wife Jennie; brothers, Bill Stone and Jim Stone; many nieces and nephews; Stone's "second family" Debbie, Tony and Anthony (AC) Caccuri, and Chris, Juliana, Christopher and Anthony Bartolini, and Sandy, Michael, Christiana Coshigano and John, Eileen, Kimberly and John Jr. Coshigano.

Calling hours are from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday March 22, at Yannantuono Burr Davis Sharpe, 584 Gramatan Ave., Mt. Vernon, NY 10552, (914) 699-4010. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

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