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In Memory of Our Founder and Friend Jerome H. Stone
Iris L.
Posted: Monday, January 5, 2015 11:54 AM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 18715

Jerome H. Stone 


Founding President and Honorary Chair of the Alzheimer’s Association
1913 - 2015



The Alzheimer's Association has lost our Founding President and Honorary Chair, Jerome H. Stone. He was not only a longtime board member, volunteer and advocate, but also a philanthropist who led by example and believed deeply in giving to transform our cause. 


Mr. Stone was a true visionary in the Alzheimer's movement. When his wife, Evelyn, was diagnosed with the disease in 1970, he recognized the need for a leader in the field that would unite caregivers, provide support to those facing Alzheimer's, and advance research toward treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure. His drive and determination led to the creation of the Alzheimer's Association in 1979. 


Mr. Stone is responsible for where we are today in the fight against Alzheimer's. He took a disease that was cloaked in silence and helped to create a national — and global — conversation. He meant so much to the many who are invested in this cause. We honor his memory and continue his legacy by moving forward to achieve our vision of a world without Alzheimer's.  


 Read the Alzheimer's Association statement  




Honor Mr. Stone With a Personal Tribute  





If it were not for Mr. Stone and his vision, we would not have this marvelous message board that we depend upon so much, and all the benefits the Alzheimer's Association has provided all these years.  Some of us have no other help than these boards.


Iris L. 



Iris L.
Posted: Monday, January 5, 2015 3:20 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 18715


Jfkoc from the Spouse/Partner board posted an obituary from the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper:   


Iris L. 


Posted: Tuesday, January 6, 2015 7:06 AM
Joined: 5/20/2014
Posts: 4408

Thanks for sharing this Iris. May Mr. Stone rest in peace.
Posted: Friday, January 9, 2015 9:28 PM
Joined: 12/5/2011
Posts: 795



Thanks so much for sharing this info.


Our mentor will surely be missed.