November 17, 1935-April 14, 2021
Merle Vincent Stone (Coach Stone), 85, died peacefully at his home in Burbank, CA on April 14, 2021. He passed away after a short battle with cancer. Merle was a true original. He was a larger-than-life character that touched countless lives.
He is survived by his two sons, Peter and Adam; his daughter-in-law, Laura; 3 grandchildren, Tyler, Addison, and Ava; the mother of his sons, Debra Collins; several close nieces and nephews, about a dozen godchildren, and thousands of former students he taught or coached.
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