Richard “Dick” Stone ….
Richard “Dick” Stone
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Richard “Dick” Stone. He passed away peacefully at the age of 87, surrounded by his loved ones. He was survived by his daughter, grandson, granddaughter and four great-grandchildren. Dick was a longtime resident of Leisure World. He had served as president of Mutual 1 and also as a board member of the Golden Rain Foundation.
He was a Marine, pilot, sailor, engineer and friend. He was also a longtime beloved member of the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club. He was also the founder and president of the Special Forces Home For Christmas Fund.
Dick received the Spirt of Hope Award from the Marine Corp in 2017, epitomizing the values of Bob Hope.
Dick was also recognized with the Armed Forces Service Medal for all his hard work with the Special Forces Home for Christmas Fund. Since 2003, Stone has helped send over 1,000 Marines home for Christmas.
He will be deeply missed but will live on through his foundation.