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“I first met Roy when he interviewed me for a position in Sales at Landis Machine. Roy was always a polished gentlemen and a well respected...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Bill Eigenbrode - Palatine, IL

“I was saddened to learn of Roy's death. I have known him through the YMCA for many years. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Mary Lee Stouffer - Waynesboro, PA

“The Officers and Members of the Waynesboro Elks Lodge No. 731 Join in extending Heartfelt Sympathy to you and your family in this Hour of Sorrow....Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Waynesboro B.P.O. Elks 731 - PA

“I remember your dad as a man with a contagious smile, a wonderful neighbor and friend. Our family admired and respected him. His labors have borne...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Melinda Varner-Willett - OH

“You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Betty Ingels and Jim and Susie Roy ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Betty Ingels - Orange Park, FL

“Sorry for your loss. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Sally (Yingst) Manning - PA

“Please accept our deepest sympathy. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Randall & Vicki (Gutshall) Sprenkle - PA

“I am so sorry for your lost. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Dan Arthur - Waynesboro, PA

“Mrs. McCleary and family have my deepest sympathy. Mr. Stoner and I worked together in the Waynesboro Historical Society for a number of years, and...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Todd Dorsett - Waynesboro, PA


Mr. D. Roy Stoner, 94, of 712 Prospect Avenue, Waynesboro, PA, was pronounced dead at 3:42 P.M., Tuesday, April 6, 2010 in his home. His death was attributed to heart failure. Born November 15, 1915 in Chambersburg, PA, he was the son of the late D. Roy Sr. and Mary Belle (McLaughlin) Stoner. Mr. Stoner was a graduate of Waynesboro Area High School with the Class of 1933. He and his wife of 53 years, the late Mrs. Barbara "Babs" (O'Hare) Stoner, were married June 26, 1946 near Philadelphia, PA. They moved to the present residence in 1948. Mrs. Stoner died February 22, 1996. In 1935, Mr. Stoner began his employment with Landis Machine Company, Waynesboro, on a sales and service course. After training, he spent eight years in the New York-Philadelphia territory, before returning to Waynesboro in 1943, where he joined the sales department. He retired June 22, 1984 after 49 years of service, retiring as Vice President of Sales. He was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church, Waynesboro. In his youth, he taught Sunday school classes, was active in the Luther League and sang in the church choir. In later years, he served on church council and was a member of the ushers club. He also attended his late wife's church, St. Ann's Catholic Church, Hagerstown, MD. Mr. Stoner was a member and past director of the Waynesboro YMCA board, serving as President for a five year period. He also was a member of the YMCA Heritage Club. He co-founded and was co-chairman of the American Red Cross Blood Mobile and then was chairman of the Blood Mobile for a number of years. He was past District Commissioner of the Boy Scouts and NMTB representative of the B-I thread standard committee. He was also was a member of Waynesboro Rotary Club, Waynesboro Historical Society, Friends of Renfrew, B.P.O. Elks Lodge #731, South Chapter AARP #2977 and Waynesboro Country Club. A loving and devoted father and grandfather, our Dad and Paw Paw will be lovingly missed by his daughter, Christina S. McCleary (husband Irvin) of Lancaster, PA; granddaughter, Kate McCleary of St. Paul, MN; grandson, Sean McCleary of Bozeman, MT; two sisters, Mary Catherine Shinham and Muriel Benjamin, both of Waynesboro. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Arthur Stoner, Donald Stoner and Merle Stoner. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his memorial service to be held at 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, April 13, 2010 in Evangelical Lutheran Church, 43 South Church Street, Waynesboro, with the Rev. Dennis Beaver officiating. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family in St. Andrew Cemetery, Waynesboro. The family will receive friends from 10:00 A.M. to 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, in the church parlor. The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Youth Program at Evangelical Lutheran Church, 43 South Church Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268. Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro is handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at: www.bowersoxfuneralhomes.com

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