Jack I. Stone, a retired economist who worked on the Marshall Plan in Berlin to rebuild Europe after World War II, died of cardiovascular disease complications Nov. 1 at Assisted Living Well in Millersville. He was 98.
Born in St. Cloud, Minn., he was the son of Jonah Stone and his wife, Anna Teumim, who were Jewish immigrants from Lithuania. His father owned a dry goods store.
“My father’s early years coincided with the Great Depression, which helped fuel his interest in economic issues,” said Daniel Walter Stone, his son. “His family was forced by economic necessity to move first to Seattle, where he spent most of his formative years, and then to Kansas City.”