Keith Conrad Stone WATERBURY CENTER — Keith Conrad Stone, 75, of Waterbury Center, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, at North Country Hospital in Newport. He was born in Northfield, Oct. 17, 1943, son of Arthur and Lenita Stygles Stone. He was a 1961 graduate of Hardwick Academy. Keith graduated from UVM with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics in 1965. While at UVM, he took part in the ROTC program and entered the Army in August 1965. He was a Captain in Signal Corps and did a tour in Vietnam. Keith received the following medals for his service: Parachute Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and Presidential Unit Citation. After his tour in Vietnam, he was stationed at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. On Nov. 9, 1968, he married Barbara Jean Brow, daughter of W.P. and Irene Brow, of Albany. Keith returned to UVM on a teaching fellowship working toward his master’s degree in mathematics. In 1970, they moved to Albany where they made their home for nearly 50 years. During that time, he taught math at North Country Union High School and ran a commercial vegetable garden each summer. He retired from teaching at North Country in 1996 only to teach at Lake Region Union High School one year later. He always felt he had two of the most important jobs in the world — educating and feeding people. Keith enjoyed retirement and spending time with his “bird-mates” at hunting camp in Brownington. He was an avid reader and an amazing friend and neighbor to all who knew him. He also had an incredible sense of humor and loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren Savannah Stone, Sean Geary and Caitlin Geary. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; a son, Scott Stone and fiancée Elly Verge; a daughter, Krisan Geary and son-in-law Paul Geary; sister Beverly and husband Brad McKay, sister Sandra Stone, and brother Steven Stone and longtime partner Claire LaRose; friends Ron Cook, George Fuller, Byron Fish, Chris Young and Tony Schneider; numerous special nieces and nephews; among countless other close friends. Keith was predeceased by a daughter, Baby Girl Stone, Oct. 5, 1973; sisters Pamela Trask and Agatha Deep, brother Rod Stone; and his best friend, Ken Young. A celebration of Keith’s life will be held at the Albany Community School on Sunday, Oct. 13, at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Josh Gerasimof, Project Leader, Green Mountain Project Healing Waters, 6268 VT Route 15, Jeffersonville, VT 05464.

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