As a young boy Alan lived in El Paso, Texas, the hometown of his mother Paula Krupp Stone and his grandfather, the legendary Texas Wildcatter, Haymon Krupp. He resided there for a few years, before returning to Brockton where he lived out the rest of his life.
As a young man, Alan attended Chauncy Hall School and later MIT, where he was an engineering student and a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity, as well as on the MIT rowing team. Alan left MIT and enlisted in the navy in 1944. As an Electrician Technician Mate 2c he sailed around the world and received the WWll Victory Medal, European African Middle Eastern Area Medal as well as American and Asiatic Pacific Area Medals. He was honorably discharged in June of 1946 whereupon he returned home to work for the Stone family business; Independent Nail & Packing Company 1946- 1963 in Bridgewater, Mass. During his time there Alan was a close friend and advisor to World Champion Heavyweight Boxer- Rocky Marciano, and held this friendship dearly.
He married in 1960 to Marcia Aaron of Dallas, Texas, and went on to have 2 loving daughters; Rosalind & Sharon Stone. He worked for and eventually acquired Globe Textiles, and in later years was the sole proprietor of Stone & Associates.
Alan was a patron of the arts; notably the symphony & ballet, in both Brockton and Boston where he served on boards at the MFA Boston as well as on the educational board of the Boston Ballet where he mentored many aspiring dancers.
He loved all birds & animals, and was an accomplished equestrian from his earliest youth and continued riding throughout his life. He had special dogs; “Sister”, the beloved Dalmatian of his youth and later in his life “Chance”, a Champion Hungarian Viszla that he proudly showed at Westminster Kennel Club at Madison Square Garden.
He led a life full of art & travel & food & adventure; visiting over 77 countries including Antarctica, Russia, India, Africa, all throughout Europe , Asia and more.
He was a beloved father, sharing stories & travels & witticisms with his daughters throughout their lives.
He was renowned for his sharp intellect, his wordplay & humor, his great dance moves, his affability and a vast knowledge on endless subjects, as well as his dashing good looks.
Preceded in death by his parents, H. James & Paula Stone, his brother Edward Stone, his former wife Marcia Aaron Stone and his beloved grandson, Jeffrey Alan Stone.
Alan is survived by his loving daughters; Rosalind Cynthia Stone in Santa Fe, New Mexico and daughter & son-in-law; Sharon Stone & Brian Peterman in Dallas, Texas, great grandson Jacob Alan Stone as well as by many dear cousins.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations may be made in Alan’s loving memory to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Relatives & Friends are respectfully invited to attend a graveside service to be held on Monday June 11 at 11:45 a.m. at Sharon Memorial Park in Sharon, Mass. Arrangements are under the direction of the Cartwright Funeral Home, 419 N. Main St., Randolph MA 02368.
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