Donald P. Stone “Stoney” or “Poppy” age 72, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 5th, 2020, at Chester County Hospital in West Chester PA. after losing his long battle with COPD and more recently Lung cancer. Donald was born January 22nd, 1948 in Carlisle PA, to Paul Stone and Dorothy Anderson-DeLong. He was a graduate of Dieruff High School in 1965, but attended Central Catholic for the majority of his High School years. He went on to receive his Associates Degree in Psychology that he later used as a counselor for juveniles at the Weaversville intensive treatment unit and as the Director of Drug and Alcohol Treatment at Confront. Donald also worked in Annuity sales when he lived in TX and NV. Before he retired, he worked as the GM of the South Side Deli and Mezza Luna Sports bars. Donald loved his son and grandchildren most in this world and lived to spend time with them fishing, skiing, or just being together. After retiring, Donald moved closer to his son and grandchildren where he spent the rest of his days. He fondly remembered his younger days as a Harley owner and the long trips he and his then wife Kathy would take together to the beach, New Hope, and just about anywhere his bike would take them. He also fondly remembered his youth being close with his sisters and cousins. Donald was married and later divorced to Kathy Stone, and never remarried after. They remained life-long friends and partners up until the end of his life. Donald is survived by his grandchildren Jackson, Dylan, and Stella, his son Jesse, daughter in-law Valerie, sister Saundra and her husband Donald Stokes. Donald is preceded in death his beloved sister Roxanne Hill and mother Dorothy DeLong. The funeral services will be held on Friday, July 10th, at Judd-Beville Funeral Home 1314 W. Hamilton St. Allentown, PA 18102. Visitation will be held from 11:00am to 12:00pm with services to follow.
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