It is with incredible sadness that I have to announce the passing of one of our dearest members. On Saturday November 1, 2008 Sylvia Stone K2SLY passed away after difficulties from surgery. Sylvia now joins Frank Stone KB2YUR SK, her husband, in Heaven. Sylvia was a member of the Eastern New York Section Staff by serving as Affiliated Club Coordinator and Co-Chairperson for the Empire State Games. Frank and Sylvia took a commanding role the last time the games were in Eastern New York and have been commended by the games organizers, government agencies and the Amateur Community for their leadership performance in helping Amateur Radio serve the games. For the 2009 games we originally decided that the games would be in honor of Frank. With a heavy heart, but with pride, the 2009 games will be in honor of both Frank and Sylvia. I will announce further details as I receive them for members who wish to pay their respects. In Sorrow, Pete Cecere N2YJZ Section Manager Eastern New York Obituary in the Poughkeepsie Journal : (correct call sign is K2SLY) Sylvia Mary Stone MODENA – Sylvia Mary Stone, loving daughter, wife and friend passed away at Mt. Sinai Hospital Saturday, November 1, 2008 surrounded by those who will never forget her compassionate heart or remarkably sharp mind. Sylvia was born in the Bronx on April 26, 1953 the daughter of Vito and Mary Bank Fierro. Mrs. Fierro survives at home in Beacon. Sylvia graduated from Aquinas HS in the Bronx in 1971 and went on to earn her BS in English Literature from Fordham University in 1975. Sylvia has been working as a Controller for H.O. Penn Machinery Co., Inc. since she graduated from Fordham. She will be greatly missed. Sylvia moved to Dutchess County in 1980 and later met her soul mate, Frank Stone, who only predeceased her in death 17 months ago. The two were married on April 13, 1991 in Newburgh, NY. Frank died on July 17, 2007. Frank’s mother, Mrs. Betty Stone of Chatham, NY also survives. Sylvia was a Ham Radio operator call letters KB2SLY, and an active member of A.R.E.S. and R.A.C.E.S. In addition to her mother, Mary and mother in law Betty, Sylvia is survived by countless people whom she has touched in her all too brief 55 years; her best friends, Marina and her husband Jeff and daughter Angel DeLong of Salt Point, Patricia and her husband Michael Keane of Pleasant Valley, Lisa Katz of Ardsley, Sue and her husband Willie and daughters, Niki and Kayla Rosado of Modena, Ro Milano of Poughkeepsie, John and his wife Paula Marino of Hopewell Junction. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Hudson Valley Chapter Make-A-Wish Foundation, 832 South Broadway, The Wish House, Tarrytown, NY 10591, E-Mail: email@example.com or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Calling hours will be two days, Tuesday and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 on both days. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary Mother of the Church on Jackson Street in Fishkill on Thursday at 10:00 AM. Interment will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Newburgh.
Sylvia Stone K2SLY