Robert Michael Stone died April 9, 2015 at the age of 70. He was born July 17, 1944 in Yuma, Ariz. to parents Robert and Frances Stone.
He graduated from Taft Union High School in 1962, and received a bachelor degree in 1966, later earning his Master’s Degree in City and Regional Planning at Fresno State.
Mr. Stone joined the Army in 1969, served a year in Vietnam and was honorably discharged in 1973. He spent 32 years in government service and much of his work was done with the Fresno Council of Governments, where he worked his way up to become a Deputy Director. He retired in 2000.
He enjoyed spending his free time landscaping his yard, relaxing by his pond, and taking care of his llamas.
Mr. Stone was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his children, Tricia and Dylan, his long-time companion, Mary Lopez, and his sister, Carol.
A private service will be held at a later date.