Robert Francis Stone
November 11, 2020

Visitation Information

November 13 2020 - 1:00 pm
Friends may meet at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Funeral Information

November 13 2020 - 2:00 pm
Beth Shalom Cemetery, 1501 Anderson Road, (Shaler Townhip) Pittsburgh, PA 15209

ROBERT FRANCIS STONE: Age 94 of Pittsburgh, died peacefully surrounded by his family on November 11, 2020. Bob was born in Detroit and raised in Pittsburgh. He served his country as a member of the army occupation forces stationed in Europe during World War II. After returning from the War, he enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh under the G.I. Bill, where he earned his undergraduate and law degrees. From there Bob went on to establish the law firm of Fine, Perlow and Stone, practicing law as a distinguished member of the Allegheny County Bar Association for more than 40 years. In the 1980’s he relocated to Hilton Head Island where he became engaged as active member of the emerging island community, serving as Chairman of Hilton Head’s first Zoning Hearing Board, and co-founding it's first Reform Jewish Congregation, Temple Beth Yam. He then retired to Fort Lauderdale where he enjoyed long bike rides and mornings on the golf course, before returning to Pittsburgh in 2008. Above all, Bob was devoted to his wife of 69 years, Eleanor (“Cissy”) Stone, whom he first met as a teenager delivering newspapers on his paper route. Bob and Cissy traveled the globe together throughout their marriage sharing a love of adventure and discovery. In later years, Bob was comforted in his struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease by the devoted caregivers of Ahavah Memory Care and his loving family. Bob is survived by his wife Cissy, his sister Alice Jaffe, brother-in-law Norman Jaffe; sister-in-law Betty Ann Fireman; three children, sons Harlan (Laura), and Andrew (Christine) Stone and daughter Julie (Charles) Congdon; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Graveside Services and Interment will be held at Beth Shalom Cemetery at 2 PM on Friday, November 13, 2020. Due to Covid precautions there will be no visitation or family visits following the ceremony. Those wishing to join the procession should arrive at Ralph Schugar Chapel Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside at 1 PM. Contributions can be made to Ahavah Memory Care, 200 JHF Drive, Pittsburgh, PA, 15217. 


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Eric and I are so sorry to learn of the death of Harlan's father. He seems to have lived a wonderful life. I hope the comfort of family and friends (even if through the distance caused by the Pandemic) will help you through this sad time.

By Michele Gray-Schaffer - November 13, 2020