Eric Paul Stone, age 29, Davis-Playle-Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home
Eric Paul Stone
Eric Paul Stone, age 29, died unexpectedly on Friday, November 17, 2017 at his home in Palo Alto, California. He was the son Rev. Dale & Barbara Stone, Kirksville, Missouri. Eric, along with his twin sister Andrea, was born February 4, 1988 in LeMars, Iowa. He attended schools in Lake City, Iowa; Fayette, Missouri; and graduated from Mexico, Missouri, High School in May 2006. He obtained a pilot's license at age 16 in Fulton, Missouri. Eric attended Moberly (Missouri) Area Community College, Columbia (Missouri) College, and graduated from DeVry University, Kansas City, Missouri with a B.S. in Computer Technical Management in February 2012.
Eric moved to Boston, MA in May 2012 and worked for Integrated Computer Solutions (ICS), Waltham, MA as a Software Engineer until June 2017. While at ICS Eric authored a number of technical blogs and articles. He, with partner Maria Diaz, moved to Palo Alto, CA in July 2017, where he was doing contract work for Robert Bosch, LLC. Eric was a talented programmer, was respected by his colleagues, and loved finding solutions using computer technology.
Eric had a playful sense of humor and appreciated various styles of music. He often played the piano for anyone interested. His biggest love, besides music, was the ocean. He and Maria visited Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic where he enjoyed the ocean and beach. Eric was a competitive ping pong player. Eric's family was important to him. He met and fell in love with his new niece, Opal just prior to his passing. He was overjoyed with pride as he spoke about how special she was.
Eric is survived by his parents, Dale and Barbara; partner, Maria Diaz; sisters Andrea Stone & husband, Brice Bertels; Audrey Zajanc & husband, David; and brother, Mark; niece Opal Rini Zajanc; and three grandmothers, Melva Stone, Jeannine Williams, and Margaret Cryer.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 1:30 pm. at the First Presbyterian Church, 201 S. High Street, Kirksville, Missouri.
Memorials to honor Eric can be sent to Davis Playle Funeral Home, Kirksville or made online to honor his love of the ocean at https://www.theoceancleanup.com/fund/ . At this site select the amount, frequency, and currency. You will then be taken to a page with donation details. In the field for name, enter Eric Stone, and then go forward with your payment method. Or donate to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) to support his love of animals: https://secure.aspca.org/team/eric-s-memorial-campaign
Arrangements under the direction of the Davis-Playle-Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, 2100 E. Shepherd Ave, P.O. Box 307, Kirksville, MO 63501.