Donald Raymond Stone

donald stone

March 6, 1938 ~ October 30, 2023

Born in: Madison, WI
Resided in: Fairfax, VA

Donald Raymond Stone died on October 30, 2023, at age 85. He was the son of Donald M. Stone and June (Graffenberger) Stone and grew up in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Don attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he competed as a collegiate diver and earned degrees that were conferred with honors by the College of Letters and Science (in physics) and the Law School. He initially practiced patent law in Minneapolis, then joined Medtronic, a medical device company, holding both legal and corporate positions. In 1987, Don and family moved to the D.C. area where he engaged in the private practice of law and focused on medical device matters. Don enjoyed the arts, travel, nature, and photography. He was an active volunteer in his church and community, filling roles that ranged from leadership positions with his church and several charities to a meal preparer for a local daytime drop‐in homeless shelter. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Dorothy (Tetzlaff) Stone, sons Randall and Brian Stone and their families, and his sister, Lynn Lang. He was dearly loved by his grandchildren: Maddy, Peter, Anna, Cate, and Teddy. A Celebration of Don’s Life will be held on Saturday, November 11, at 11:00 a.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter, 543 Beulah Rd. NE, Vienna, VA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Church of the Holy Comforter General Endowment Fund ( or the University of Wisconsin Foundation’s Donald R. Stone L&S Dean’s Discretionary Fund (


Memorial Service: November 11, 2023 11:00 am

Church of the Holy Comforter
543 Beulah Road, NE
Vienna, VA 22181


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