Friends Remember Loving Couple Killed in Car Crash

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A two vehicle crash on Interstate 76 claimed the lives of a Newton Falls couple on Saturday, and neighbors and family opened up Sunday night to share more insight about the couple that they say did everything together.

Neighbors on the quiet street of Lemae in Newton Falls spent Sunday night remembering Kenneth Stoner, 87, and his wife Dolores, 83.

The pair died in a crash Saturday when they were on their way to Pittsburgh.

“We’re going to miss them, everybody in this neighborhood is going to miss them real bad,” said neighbor George Ritenour.

George, and his wife Donna, lived across the street from the Stoners for seven years. They said the couple was friendly and full of love.

“They sat there on the porch, like we sit over here on my porch, and we’d talk across the all the time,” said Donna.

The Stoners had been married for more than six decades, leaving behind three sons and seven grandchildren.

Their son, Ron highlighted his parent’s devotion to each other. It was a love so palpable that neighbors George and Donna could see it from across the street.

“He always stopped at the beginning of the garage and let her out before he pulled the car in the garage to make sure she could get out without falling or anything. He took care of her. I don’t think either one of them would want to go on without the other,” said Ritenour.

Ron Stoner also said his family is still in shock, but he’ll always remember his mom and dad as the happiest couple he ever knew.

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