STONE, David Edey
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David Edey Stone
David Edey Stone
David Edey Stone of Marietta, Georgia, born in Summit, New Jersey on November 7, 1945, passed away peacefully in Atlanta, Georgia on August 23, 2013. He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Nancy Stone (nee Becker); his children, David (Melissa), Patrick (Dorothy), William (Ellenor), and Kathleen; four grandchildren; and his siblings, John, Dorothy Calmes, and James. After graduating from Lafayette College in 1968, David was stationed in South Korea as an officer in the United States Army, eventually achieving the rank of Major. In 1977, David obtained a Ph.D in psychology from Cornell University, and began a multifaceted career focused on teaching, counseling, and utilizing technology to improve the lives of others. David’s wide-ranging accomplishments included the development of groundbreaking implementations of computer-based training and education, teaching at SUNY-Albany and Southern Polytechnic, a research fellow appointment at MIT, Industry Advisory Board, an Industry Liaison position at Harvard, founding a company that provides advanced software solutions for medical and education markets, and, most recently, counseling patients as a psychologist at Sweetwater Associates in Lithia Springs, Georgia, where he often used cutting-edge technology and approaches to better serve his patients, including veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Of all of David’s service to others, perhaps his most faithful was to his family: David rarely missed a Sunday dinner with his wife, children, and grandchildren, and always inspired them with his boundless optimism and hope for the future. He also introduced his family to his lifelong love: MacMahan Island, Maine, a place where he spent most of the summers of his life and where he felt most at peace. His family will miss his presence dearly—both on the island and in Atlanta. A memorial service will take place at Mount Paran North Church of God at 10 a.m. on August 29, followed by a burial at the National Cemetery in Canton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Disabled American Veterans Post 6, 995 Roswell Street NE, Ste. 324, Marietta, GA 30060 or to St. Cuthbert’s Chapel c/o Jane Kennedy, 299 Bristol Rd., Damariscotta, ME 04543.

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Cindi Gatton
May 19, 2015
Mrs. Stone:

I hope you are still notified of these messages. I had the pleasure of working with your husband when we were both at Transware. I just learned today when trying to track David down for a potential project I am working on of his passing. I am so sorry for your loss. Your husband was just an exceptional man in so many ways, and his patience in teaching me about a field that was relatively new to me was quite exceptional. I loved your reference to Maine in his obituary - his descriptions of it are one of the things I remember most about him.

Peace be with all of you,

Cindi (formerly Malloy)
Kathleen Stone
August 28, 2013

You were the greatest man I have ever known and ever will know. Thank you for all you did for us and know that we love you and will miss you forever.

Until we meet again,

Your Little Girl
Michelle B
August 27, 2013
You will be missed. One of the best Doctors in the medical field. May God bless your family.
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