Princeton Paper Friday-Sunday, September 15-17, 2000

Harry J. Stone

Owensville - Harry J. Stone, 76, formerly of Owensville died August 31, 2000, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

He was born in Owensville and graduated from Owensville High School in  1942 and attended Northwestern University and Georgetown University, where he received his diplomatic training.

He retired as senior vice president and director of the Motion Picture association of America in Rio de Janeiro in 1997.  He brought movie stars to South America, had private screenings and he defended the interests of the American film industry.  He served in the 10th Mountain Troops in Italy during World War II where he learned Portuguese and fought alongside soldiers from Brazil.

He is survived by his wife, Lucia (Burlamqui) Stone of Rio de Janeiro, where they have lived since 1958; one brother, Dr. J. Stone of Indianapolis; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Olevia (McCarty) Stone and a brother Robert.

Services and burial were conducted in Rio de Janeiro.