Barbara Stoner
Barbara Stoner

Memorial Mass

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday, February 13, 2020
St. Jerome's Church
207 Garfield Street East
Rochester, New York, United States

Obituary of Barbara S. Stoner

Barbara S. Stoner of East Rochester passed away on February 4, 2020. She was predeceased by beloved son, Douglas; brother and sisters. Barbara is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, Raymond; children, Norman (Julie), Kathy (Kevin) Herrick, Thomas (Karen); daughter-in-law, Sandra Stoner; grandchildren, Evan (Katie), Benjamin (Celena), Zachary (Taylor), Mitchell, Sara, Shelby and Kyle; many nieces and nephews. Barbara graduated with a bachelor's degree from Cortland College. She started her teaching career in Dansville where she met Raymond her future husband. After raising her family she taught physical education at the East Rochester Elementary School for 21 years. Barbara loved being outdoors. She was an accomplished gardener. She spent hours on her beloved Keuka Lake kayaking, waterskiing and sailing. It was not uncommon for her to win the trophy for fastest sailor in the local Threadbare Yacht Club's annual awards picnic. Barbara gave of herself through thousands of hours of volunteer work. She donated time to the Girl Scouts, Camp Good Days and Special Times, the College Club and she was a founding member of the East Rochester Alumni Foundation. Barbara was an honorary lifetime member of the Genesee Valley Quilt Club. Barbara made numerous quilts that were donated through the Quilt Club's Comfort Quilts program. This program provides quilts free of charge to nursing homes, homeless shelters and hospital nurseries. She was an accomplished quilter. One of her quilts, the quilt she made for her granddaughter Sara, was recognized in a national quilting magazine. Last year the Quilt Club gave an award at their annual Quilt Contest for Best Hand-workmanship in her honor. She was an exemplary woman who will live on in our hearts forever. Barbara's Memorial Mass will be celebrated Thursday February 13th, 11AM at St. Jerome's Church, 207 Garfield St., E. Rochester. In lieu of flowers kindly consider a donation to Camp Good Days and Special Times where she volunteered for many years.
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