John R. “Rob” Stone

May 31, 1955 ‒ February 09, 2018

Marion, Ohio

Mr. John Robert Stone, known to his friends and family as Rob, passed away on Friday, February 9, 2018 at his family home in Marion, Ohio. He was born on May 31, 1955 to John Royal and Barbara (Axe) Stone.

After graduating from Galion Senior High School, Rob enlisted in the U.S. Army as a medic. Following his service, Rob attended the Ohio State University earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy. For most of his career, he worked as a pharmacist in the Marion and Galion areas. Rob enjoyed camping, photography, military history, gardening, and nightly “beagle walks” with his beloved dogs. He was also an avid runner, completing several Columbus Marathons. Rob loved his Cleveland sports teams too, rooting for the Cavs, Indians, and even the Browns, no matter how many times they lost. He was a friend of Dr. Bob and Bill W.

Rob was a loving husband and father who will be missed dearly by his family. He is survived by his wife Sandra Stone and son Robert “Bob” Stone, both of Marion; his daughter Barbara “Lindy Stone (Dandrich Lim) of Goodyear, Arizona; his sister Mary Ellen Droke (Robert) of Kingsport, TN; and his brother David Stone, also of Kingsport, TN.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, his great-aunt Mary K Stone, and his sister, Margaret Anne Stone.

Calling hours will be held on February 14, 2018 from 3pm to 6pm at Gunder Hall Chapel, 347 West Center Street, Marion, Ohio 43302. A funeral ceremony will follow at 6pm.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Rob’s family. Online condolences may be expressed by visiting


  • Sandy and Bob,
    We are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for peace through the coming days. Rely on the love of family and special memories to get you through! We would be at the funeral home to speak to you personally, but will be visiting family out of town.

    Bev, Bill and Brendan Swihart

  • Sandy, Bob, And Lindy so sorry for your loss! You are all in my prayers! If you need anything let me know!

  • Sandy, Bob and Lindy, my heartfelt condolences are sent to you all. May God give you all strength and comfort in the days, months and years ahead. May the love of friends and family help you through. May the loving memories you shared bring you peace.

  • I fondly remember the two trips we made to the Browns training camp in Berea, Ohio at Baldwin Wallace. Rob took a picture of Joe Thomas signing my #73 Joe Thomas jersey I was wearing. It was Joe’s rookie year and we joked with Joe about putting HOF (Hall of Fame) on my jersey. He said, “Not yet.” I still have that jersey under glass above my desk. We had a great time those two days. I sure hope he’s giving the Good Lord a nudge and telling him, “This is the year!” Go Browns.

    Dean & Donna Huffman

  • Sandy and family, so sorry for the loss of your beloved Rob, what a great guy, so many fun times we had. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Condolences to the Stone family. Rob , Dave and I played endless hours playing wiffleball , shooting baskets in their driveway. Playing with matchbox cars in their front and side yards , ran the train in their basement for hours . spent countless hours at the creek a block away. And rode bikes all over the town of Galion. To say nothing of the days at the Axe cabin on Lake Erie . RIP Rob ! You were a very important part of our lives ! Prayers of peace and comfort in this time of your great loss . Sincerly, Phil Volk

  • We are so sorry to hear about Rob’s passing. Sandy, from my family to yours, our warmest regards for healing and comfort during this difficult time.
    Linda and Steve Grant

  • Sympathy to all of Rob’s family. I along with Rob, Phil Volk and others enjoyed playing many games of basketball and football in the late 60’s and early 70’s together. Rob and I both had beagles and hunted together.

    From the Galion High School class of 1973 our thoughts and prayers are with our
    classmate’s family.

    Steve Kinstle

    • Sandy my deepest condolences. I was heartbroken to hear of Rob’s passing. He was a wonderful man. He was a large part of my life after high school. May your memories of your life together help you through this difficult time. I am thinking of your entire family. Sending prayers and love to heaven for your entire family.

  • Our condolences to the family. My son wrestled with Bob at Harding. Very nice family. I pray for your comfort and peace in the time to come.

  • Sandy. Bob, and Lindy. I was so shocked and deeply saddened to hear of Rob’s passing. I’m also very sorry I was not able to make it up. Things have been very hectic here lately. I will continue to keep all of you and Rob in my thoughts and prayers. Much love in this period of tremendous sorrow and tragic time of unimaginable loss. God be with you all. I am so sorry.

  • Rob was a good friend in high school. A great guy. And though I had not seen him in too many years, I shall miss him. RIP old friend.

    Dick Heudorf
    Class of 73

  • Sandy and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your great loss. My prayer is that God will comfort you at this most difficult time and give you the strength to face each new day. If I can ever be of help, let me know.