Sidney Stone

He was born April 26, 1901 in Portage County, the son of George and Ivy Ruth (Thomas) Stone. When he was a boy, S.R. 303 was a dirt road and off it was Stone Road, the dividing line between Hudson and Streetsboro and Summit and Portage counties. The road was named after the entire Stone family, because no one but Stones had ever lived on it.

He lived in Hudson until 1911, when his family moved to Kent. He developed carpentry skills in high school and graduated in 1919. Halfway through high school, he decided to become a doctor. He graduated Adelbert in 1923 and graduated from Western Reserve University Medical School in 1926. He became a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist.

Dr. Stone had his private practice for more than 60 years on the east side of Cleveland, where he was on the staff of many hospitals. During this time, he delivered more than 10,000 babies. He was a member of the Cleveland Academy of Medicine, Ohio State Medical Association and the American Medical Association.

Dr. Stone enjoyed deer hunting, trap shooting and carpentry projects throughout his life.

Survivors include his son, Dr. Sidney Stone Jr. of Waite Hill; daughter, Charlotte Ann Gilmore of Mentor; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. His wife, Mary (Hoelscher), died on Aug. 9. His brother, Clifford, also died previously.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Bissler & Sons

Funeral Home in Kent, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m.

Saturday, the Rev. John E. Ashbrook officiating. Burial will be in

Draper Cemetery in Hudson. Memorials may be made to the donor's favorite

charity or to the Hudson Historical Society.

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