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Richard Eugene Stone, 69 of Indianapolis, passed away on Tuesday May 31, 2022, at his home. Richard was born on June 20, 1952, in Indianapolis, Indiana, the son of Richard E. and Betty J. Stone (maiden name Duhamell).
Richard served in the United States Marine Corps. While serving in the Vietnam War, he received a Rifle Marksman Badge, and two medals for National Defense Service and Vietnam Service. He was very proud to be a marine and to have served his country. Richard was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps in 1972.
After serving in the Vietnam War, Richard was stationed in Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, California. While stationed in California, Richard met the love of his life, Maria Angelica del Soccoro Muñoz. On December 9, 1972, they wed.
Richard worked for Amtrak and National Car Rental. He enjoyed meeting several celebrities while working for National Car Rental, including several NBA basketball players and race car drivers. Richard was a fan of all sports, especially basketball and wrestling. He loved cars, playing darts, softball, and bowling. He was also an animal lover and an avid American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) donor.
Richard is survived by his wife of 49 years Maria Muñoz Stone, his beloved daughters Sophia (Keith) Cunningham of Chandler, Arizona, Stephanie (Charles) Hadley of Eastvale, California, Sandra Jenkinson of Greenwood, Indiana, Shawna Stone of Indianapolis, Indiana, his grandchildren David Cunningham, Ashley Valkanas, Joshua Cunningham, Christian Cunningham, Brendan Hadley, Juliette Jenkinson, four great grandchildren, his sister Deborah Brown, and his half brothers and sisters. He is preceded in death by his mother, Betty J. Stone and his sister, Rebecca Grider.
A celebration of Richard’s life will be Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Westside Park, 820 West Main Street, Greenwood, Indiana from 10 AM - 1 PM. There will be military honors at 11:30 AM by the United States Marine Corps.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Disabled American Veterans (dav.org) or American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA.org).
Saturday, June 11, 2022
10:00am - 1:00pm (Eastern time)
Saturday, June 11, 2022
Starts at 11:30am (Eastern time)
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