John L. 'Luke' Stone, furniture maker

John L. “Luke” Stone, a former Brooklandville resident and furniture maker, died Sept. 19 after being injured in an automobile accident near Lincoln City, Ore. He was 43.

Mr. Stone, who lived in Cheshire, Ore., fell asleep while driving, said his mother, Anne L. Stone, a retired librarian who lives in the Murray Hill neighborhood of Baltimore County.

John Luetkemeyer Stone, who was also the son of James D. Stone, an attorney, was born in Baltimore and raised on Hillside Road in Brooklandville.

Mr. Stone attended Friends School and later earned his General Educational Development certificate. He also studied at the University of Oregon.

The former Eugene, Ore., resident was a woodworker who specialized in building furniture.

Mr. Stone was also a glass blower and model-rocket enthusiast. He enjoyed hiking, collecting minerals, gardening, and attending Grateful Dead concerts.

He was a reader of military history and biographies and remained an avid lacrosse fan.

“He had his defense stick mounted on a wall in his home,” his mother said.

A celebration of Mr. Stone’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Oct. 14 at Brown Memorial Woodbrook Presbyterian Church, 6200 N. Charles St.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of five years, the former Samantha Lynn Nichols; his father and stepmother, Jane Stone, a registered nurse, who live in the Woodbrook section of Baltimore County; and his brother, J. Dorsey Stone of Boston.

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