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Former Warren County freeholder Ann Stone passes away at 84

STEWARTSVILLE, NJ (Warren County) – Ann M. Stone, former Warren County freeholder Greenwich Township’s first female mayor, died on Saturday, April 8 at Complete Care of Brakeley Park Center. She was 84.

Stone was born in Bellefonte, PA on August 14, 1938 to the late Harry J. Snyder, Sr. and Marion Bieler Snyder.

She had been a government official for Warren County and Greenwich Township, NJ for many years. She was a member of the Greenwich Township Board of Education (1970-1981), serving as president for six years. She was a member of the Greenwich Township Committee (1981-1990), of which she was Greenwich Township’s first female mayor, having served for six years, according to her obituary.

Stone served on the Warren County Freeholder Board (1989-1991 and 1994-1997), of which she was Director for one year during each term. Ann was an aide to New Jersey Governor James Florio (1992-1993), working in The Office of Constituent Relations. In 1996, she was awarded the Warren County Woman of the Year award, her obituary said.

She had served as President of the Warren County Cancer Society, was a member of the Warren County Tax Board, was involved with the Warren County Habitat for Humanity Organization, the Warren County Election Board, the Warren County and Greenwich Township Democratic Committee, and the Warren County Welfare Board, her obituary said.

Stone was a member of Stewartsville Presbyterian Church where she served as an elder and deacon, was a Member and Senior Coordinator of Greenwich Township Senior Citizens, and was a Founding and Life member of the Greenwich Township Historical Society, her obituary said.

Stone is survived by Four Daughters, Debbie Riley of Stewartsville, NJ, Kim Stone of Stewartsville, NJ, Denise DeMasi of Bethlehem, PA, and Dawyne Stone of Alpha, NJ; 15 Grandchildren; 9 Great-Grandchildren; Sister, Sally J (George) Wilbur of MN and AZ; Two Brothers, Thomas (Connie) Snyder of AZ, Charlie (Karin) Snyder of GA; Daughter-in-law, Brenda Stone of Stewartsville, NJ; Two Sister-in-Laws, Alice Stone of Bloomsbury, NJ and Barbara Snyder of AZ; many nieces and nephews. Ann was predeceased by her Beloved Husband, Robert D. “Dale” Stone, Sr., Son, Robert D. “Bob”  Stone, Jr. and Brother, Harry J Snyder, Jr.

A visitation for the family and friends of Ann will be held on Friday, April 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Stewartsville Presbyterian Church, located at 550 North Main St, in Stewartsville, NJ 08886, with a service at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be in Stewartsville (Presbyterian) Cemetery.

Memorials may be made in Ann’s name to Stewartsville Presbyterian Church Deacons; 550 North Main St.; Stewartsville, NJ 08886, American Cancer Society; 110 W. Laurel Ave.; Cheltenham, PA 19012, or American Heart Association; 450 Hamburg Pike #2a; Wayne, NJ 07470.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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