Robert W. Stone

August 29, 1941 ‒ April 21, 2017

Ostrander, Ohio

Robert W. Stone, age 75 of Ostrander died Friday, April 21, 2017 at Riverside Methodist Hospital following a brief illness.

Born to the late Robert T. and Olive (Starr) Stone in Cleveland on August 29, 1941, he graduated from Scioto Valley High School in 1959 and The Ohio State University.  After teaching chemistry for one year Bob entered into the paint industry, which lead to the creation and ownership of Environmental Protective Coatings, LLC, one of his life passions for 34 years.

He was a member of Ostrander United Methodist Church and Hiram Masonic Lodge No 18 F&AM for 54 years.  Robert loved vintage and classic cars as well as Corvette’s, his favorites being the more recent model. He was also a model railroad train enthusiast.

Robert is survived by his beloved wife of almost 49 years Alice (Fish), his world evolved around her. Together they traveled the world and shared a passion for automobiles.  Robert loved watching his wife Alice race on the ¼ mile track.

Self-termed the “Ostrander Agitator”, he possessed a strong work ethic and was both thrifty and generous. He enjoyed watching movies and the company of his best buddy; Caesar Boy, their rescued Boxer.  Simply put, Robert was a good guy.

In addition to his wife Alice he is also survived by a host of in-laws, extended family, and numerous friends.

Following private masonic services, friends may call Saturday, April 29th from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Dr. at W. William St., Delaware where memorial services will follow at 4:00 and inurnment will be held at a later date in Fairview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Ostrander United Methodist or Presbyterian Church, or the Humane Society of Delaware County.

Condolences may be expressed at

  • What can I say but we are so very sorry. Even though he was stubborn and set in his ways, we loved him dearly. He was generous and so very kind. He was loving and VERY ornery❣️ He had such a twinkle in his eyes when he was trying to pull one over in you. Bob, We love you so very much and you will be truly missed. Until we meet again😘❣️ May God be with you during this new journey if your life, Alice. May you see the Glory of God in Bob’s memory and know that you will someday be together again. Love and Blessings❣️

  • Our Dearest Alice,
    we are so sorry to hear about Bob. What a good man he was to so many. To know Bob was a great blessing. We are sending our love, hugs and prayers from Oklahoma.
    Ben, Jennifer, Smith & Ayla Shepard

  • Very Few people are as fortunate as I to have a cousin who is so caring, Going to miss Bobby, I am so sad to hear of his passing, but so thankful to have so many good memories to reflect on. Alice, I am with you in thoughts and prayers.

  • Alice, we are so sorry to hear about Bob.
    He was a great guy! If you need anything or just want to talk, call me anytime.
    Lisa, Mike and Heather

  • Alice, John and I are so sorry for your loss. Although I only knew you teo from when I worked at Betty’s Boutique, John knew Bob much longer. Please accept out condolences. God Bless You.
    John and Joann Reichardt

  • Alice,

    Our hearts go out to you.
    Bob was such an extraordinary man.
    We enjoyed the times together with you guys.

    I’ll miss him giving me a hard time. I always looked forward to his amusing remarks and will miss that so much! And will especially miss that little smile he would have afterwards.

    If there’s anything at all that you need – or just want to talk, please don’t hesitate to call.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Love you!
    Betty & Dan

  • Our entire family is saddened by Bob’s passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending our love and hugs to you!

  • We were shocked and saddened by the news of Bob’s passing. Our condolences and prayers to Alice and the entire family.

  • Jack & I are so very saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. He was truly a joy to talk with.
    He was pretty ornery & always a kidder.
    We shared many ” good mornings” at the Ostrander Post Office. We solved many problems & always talked about our love of dogs.
    Bob will be greatly missed.
    We’re keeping you close in our thoughts & prayers.
    Hugs Alice

  • Our heart aches for you! We were very saddened to here of your loss, our prayers are with you and your family! Your neighbors, The Dyer Family

  • Alice, I just finished talking with you, finding that Bob had passed. Both Pat and I are saddened but at the same time, memories of the happy times we shared in both business and in life in general certainly brings joy to our hearts. You and Bob were always soul mates having fun through both good and not so good times. Bob gave me a boost in business when I first started my consulting business and always provided strength and support in the process. I owe him! Love to you, Alice.

  • Sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. He was always a good friend and neighbor. Alice, our thoughts and prayers are with you. With deepest sympathy Patty and John

  • I met Bob & Alice Stone about 4 years ago when I met them at Terrazzo & Marble at our epoxy plant in Alsip, IL. We did a tour of the plant spending about 2 hours there. Imagine our surprise when Alice & Bob invited my husband Pete & I to spent the 4th of July holiday at their home. During the past 4 years, they treated us to a private tour of Columbus Zoo, visited Amish country, hayride, restaurants and much more. Last year I rode with Alice and Cesar Dog in her new corvette at the 4th of July parade. Never have Pete & I been treated so good. Their generosity and good heart I will always treasure.

  • I only knew Bob for a few years through business, but in that short time my
    admiration and respect grew for him from his directness, his knowledge,
    his compassion, his humor and especially his devotion to his wife. Bob was
    a gentleman and a good man. My most sincere condolences go out to Mrs. Stone
    and family.

    Jack Nunney
    Forest City Technologies

  • Clarence and I are saddened to hear of the loss of Bob. He was a great guy. He will be missed by many. Our hearts and prayers are with you Alice, if you need anything let us know.

  • Bob and Alice are old friends from back in the Corvette club days. As a fellow Mason, I regret not being able to attend Masonic services today. Bob’s ongoing love affair with the Corvette and he and Alice traveling and attending car shows were a passion they both shared. I am saddened by Bob’s passing. I wish Alice the best of this world. We’ve all lost a good man.