Frederick Doren Stone
FREDERICK DOREN STONE 79, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, died May 29, 2018. Born in Freetown, New York, he earned B.S. and M.S. degrees from Cornell, and PhD. in biogeography from the University of Hawaii. After serving with International Voluntary Service in Vietnam and Thailand, Stone taught at SUNY Oswego, Evergreen State College, University of Hawaii, and was director of the Forest TEAM program at Hawaii Community College, inspiring thousands of students during his teaching career. He pioneered an interactive cave management model with the National Speleological Society. Stone led biological surveys of caves and threatened habitats in Hawaii, Thailand, and Australia, and authored publications about the evolutionary biology of cave-adapted insects. He provided expert witness testimony regarding industrial development impacting Mauna Kea's vulnerable biologic ecosystems. A life-long farmer, Stone developed a Cordyline (ti leaf) nursery where he specialized in the development of unique cultivars. He is survived by his partner, Deborah Ward and daughter, Achariya Tanya (Dave) Rezak, granddaughter, Alba, and sisters, Beth, Laura and Nancy, nieces and nephews. Memorial gifts to Fred Stone Scholarship Fund at Hawaii Community College www.uhfoundation.org/FredStoneScholarship or Cave Conservancy of Hawaii P.O. Box 7083 Ocean View HI 96737, will extend his legacy.
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