Dr. Michael Stone
Dr. Michael Stone, 51, of Huntington Woods, Michigan, died on 07 September 2020.
The Funeral was A PRIVATE FAMILY GRAVESIDE SERVICE on Friday, 11 September 2020 at 2:00 PM .
Rabbi Daniel Syme officiated.
Click to watch a video of the recorded service.
Mike was so much to so many. The embodiment of work hard, play hard. A man of many strengths and powers. He was the center of everyone’s circle--holding court with his fearless sense of humor. His motto was “There’s a risk in humor, but it’s a risk ya gotta take”. He took those risks every day. He let it all hang out, literally--frequently modeling his sizeable Speedo collection. He was surrounded by an extensive network of adoring family and friends.
Michael Edward Stone was born August 20, 1969 while his father Allen was serving in Vietnam. He met his dad when he was 9 months old. A graduate of Cranbrook School cum laude - he was captain of the Cranbrook baseball team, and a member of the prestigious Spanish National Honors Society. Many will remember he was also a finalist in the senior talent show, wowing his classmates with an animal call juggling act.
He attended the University of Michigan and graduated with High Distinction. Following in his father’s footsteps, he wanted to help others, so he attended the University of Michigan Medical School where he excelled. He liked to joke that he wasn’t in Alpha Omega Alpha (Honor Medical Society)…“I’m not AOA, but I’m A-OK”.
His specialty was Otolaryngology. After his residency in Cincinnati, he became a partner with Ear, Nose and Throat Consultants where he saved countless lives and cleared stuffy noses and removed gobs of ear wax. He loved his work family, as they did him. He comforted his patients with an unparalleled bedside manner and sense of humor - frequently telling his patients who smoked…”that’s right…you’re no quitter”.
Always available, he calmed fears with follow up phone calls to his surgical patients.
He was everyone’s best friend and brother. He was brilliant and brilliantly funny. His magnetism brought his vast community of friends together. He was authentic and brutally honest, but always hysterical and loving at the same time. He travelled extensively and had a deep connection to friends from all parts of his life. They revered him; they were inspired by him; they understood him.
He had many passions and interests. He loved to golf and won the club championship at Franklin Hills Country Club (OK, it wasn’t the highest flight but still…). He loved gardening and was most proud of his living walls and dahlia collection. He was a member of the Michigan Dahlia Association, and founding member of the Huntington Woods Dahlia Society – an elite group of dahlia (and Mike Stone) enthusiasts.
His backyard, called “The Cove”, was his oasis and a spiritual center of Huntington Woods -- a place of many celebrations or just to hang out on any night of the week. He entertained the town with his July 4th fireworks and recently held a beautiful Bar Mitzvah service for his nephew, Luke.
His greatest passion was his wife of 24 years, Nancy, and their sons Sam and Drew. He met Nancy at the University of Michigan. They fell in love fast and knew that they would spend the rest of their lives together. They had so much in common and built a beautiful life. They raised two incredible sons, Sam and Drew, who inherited Mike’s good looks, compassion, smarts, and sense of humor. His devotion to his family was limitless, as was Mike and Nancy’s philanthropic endeavors. The organizations and people that benefitted from their extreme generosity are too long to list.
Mike was the son of Annette and the late Dr. Allen Stone, brother of Robert Stone and Amy Stone Talbert (Paul), son-in-law of Judy and Richard Komer, brother-in-law of Margie and Barry Kaplan, amazing uncle to Alex and Danielle Stone, Griffin, Jake, and Luke Talbert, and Hannah Kaplan.
Metro Detroit’s Jewish funeral homes have agreed that families should follow the directive of Centers for Disease Control and restrict the size of gatherings to no more than 36.
It is suggested that those who wish to further honor the memory of Dr. Michael Stone may do so by making a contribution to:
Send a Kid to TamarackClick to Visit Charity Website
Dorothy and Peter Brown Jewish Community Adult Day Care ProgramClick to Visit Charity Website