San Tan Valley, AZ - John Joseph Stone, 57, of East Greenbush passed away on December 7, 2021. John was a graduate of Columbia High School and went on to serve in the U.S. Army, stationed for a time in Germany. After completing his time in the service, he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from SUNY Cortland. He worked in a variety of professions including long haul trucking, municipal public works and private security, over many years living in Montana, Colorado and Arizona. John is survived by his son, Ryan Thompson of Ocala, FL, two grandchildren, his mother Mollie M. Stone of East Greenbush, NY, a brother George M. Stone (wife Andree) of Larchmont, NY, a sister Jean Horner (husband Eric) of Denver, CO, along with a niece and two nephews, and other relatives. He is predeceased by his father, George W. Stone of East Greenbush. The family will have a private funeral service for John, who will be buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be sent in memory of John to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) to honor his love of cats and the fun companionship they offered him over many years.