Robert J. Stone, 70: Teacher was also a lifetime 'student'

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BATH — Robert J. Stone, 70, of Bath, died suddenly on Dec. 3.

Born Feb. 20, 1944, Stone was a 1962 graduate of Morse High School. He then received a B.S. degree in psychology from the University of Maine and an M.S. in experimental psychology from University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

For 26 years, Stone taught seventh-grade science at Wiscasset Middle School. A lifelong learner, his interests were far-reaching and eclectic. He loved reading, from histories of the kings of England, to Shakespeare, to James Joyce, to cooking, and in the last 10 years, to all he could find on Japanese history, art and culture.

Stone used to claim that he held the record for being the oldest and longest-serving lifeguard at Popham and Reid beaches. He loved the years he spent nearby at Quaker Point and the “camp.”

However, Stone’s greatest passion was for his wife of 45 years, Frankie, who was the center of his life.

He is survived by her, as well as a brother, Bill; daughter, Kim; grandson, Joe; niece, Jessie; nephew, Jeremiah; sister-in-law, Gail; brother-in-law, Trec; and a goddaughter, Grace. His also is survived by many friends, including those of his family, from his class at Morse, from his work as a teacher and lifeguard, and from his many summers in England.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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