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Chris John Stone

March 1, 1949 ~ October 10, 2022 (age 73)

Tribute

Chris John Stone
Devoted Husband, Proud Father, Faithful Friend and A Fisher of Men
Chris Stone, 73, died Monday, October 10, 2022 at his home in Homestead, Florida.
Chris came into this world on March 1, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois to Wesley Stone and Judy Stone Gerben. 
Chris loved to go fishing and hunting with his brothers when he was a youngster. His passion for fishing continued throughout his life.
In 1969, Chris was drafted into the US Airforce and was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant in 1973 having served during the Vietnam-Era.
A tireless worker and owner of a successful air compressor business.
Chris was a fun-loving guy who loved his red corvette; his boat and his love for fishing continued through his life; he often attended the annual Columbus Day regattas. 
Chris was passionate about his love for his brothers, that he found in the Men’s Emmaus Retreats. As a changed man, Chris was a modern-day disciple of Jesus Christ having founded the Emmaus retreats in Pittsburgh, the Carolinas and Ft. Meyers. He was authentically unique and always laid it on the line with “no holds barred”. Chris was a Fisher of Men, leading hundreds back to God.
Chris adored his wife Liana “Muffy” Stone continually telling his friends how lucky he was to have met such a “hot smoking wife.” Their love for each other was an ideal example to married couples.
Chris adored his children and his family. He is survived by his son Brian Stone and wife Lisa, and their children Madelyn and Jonathan, Florida. His daughter Cari and husband Adam Conway and their children Kiley, Sierra and Kyanne, Nebraska.
Chris is also survived by his siblings. Brother John and wife Sue Stone, Pittsburgh; Brother Carl Stone, Pittsburgh; Brother Richard Stone, Homestead; Sister Patricia and Tim McKay, Pittsburgh. 
Chris survived by his mother Judy Stone Gerben. 
Chris was preceded in death by his father Wesley Stone.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on October 22, 2022 at St. Louis Catholic Church located at 7270 SW 120th Street, Pinecrest, FL 33156. Christian Gathering will start at 11:30 AM followed by Mass at 12:30 PM.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Louis Friday Morning Prayer Muffin for Emmaus scholarships.

Please use this link to livestream the funeral. https://www.stlcatholic.org

The family invites you to a reception at:
The Stone Home 
3pm - 6pm
18565 SW 295th Terrace
Homestead, FL 33030

 


Services

Memorial Gathering
Saturday
October 22, 2022

11:30 AM
St. Louis Catholic Church
7270 S.W. 120 St.
Pinecrest, FL 33156

Funeral Mass
Saturday
October 22, 2022

12:30 PM
St. Louis Catholic Church
7270 S.W. 120 St.
Pinecrest, FL 33156

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