Jax Ethan Stone, 9, of Erie, died Sunday, July 27, 2014 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Erie on Nov. 11, 2004, a son of Sean Stone and his wife Lisa and Tara Braendel Durian and her husband Steve.
Jax attended Tracy Elementary School. He was selfless, brave, courageous and always helped and cared for others. He enjoyed video games and loved the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and deck hockey.
In addition to his parents, survivors include one sister, Jordan Stone at home; two brothers, Nick Pold and Colton Durian, both at home; his grandparents, Harry and Vicki Stone of Erie, Tom Braendel of Erie, and Tony Durian and his wife Kathy of Johnsonburg; a great-grandfather, Robert Montgomery and his wife Sandy of Erie; his aunts and uncles, Dave Stone and his wife Kelly, Tom Braendel and his wife Lynn, Tracy Braendel, Jessica Braendel, Aaron Braendel, Jason Durian and Rebecca Robinson, and Aaron Pold; many dear friends including Jacob Ziner and Macy Testa; many great aunts, uncles, and cousins; and his Tracy Elementary School family.
Services for Jax Ethan Stone will be Thursday morning, July 31 at 10 a.m. at Luther Memorial Church, 225 W. 10th St. Burial will follow in Laurel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the Russell C. Schmidt & Son Funeral Home Inc., 5000 Wattsburg Rd., on Wednesday, July 30 from 2 to 9 p.m., with family present from 2-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Jax Stone Fund at any PNC branch.