Antoinette R. Stone, a former resident of Johnstown, died on January 30 in Philadelphia. She was 65. Ms. Stone resided in Johnstown and attended public schools there through high school. She was the daughter of the late Dr. William A. Ralbovsky and the late Helen Ralbovsky.
Ms. Stone was an attorney in Philadelphia for the past 36 years and, at the time of her death, was a partner in the law firm Brown, Stone, Nimeroff, LLC. A graduate of Brown University (B.A.) and the Temple University Beasley School of Law (J.D.), she also held a master's degree in urban planning from Wayne State University.
Ms. Stone concentrated her practice in the litigation of complex commercial disputes, successfully representing her clients in obtaining highly favorable settlements and verdicts. Prior to entering private practice, she was an enforcement attorney for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and an assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She prosecuted a corporate officer in the first criminal case in the U.S. under the Clean Water Act that resulted in incarceration of the defendant. Her peers have selected her as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for the past several years.
Passionate about Philadelphia history, Ms. Stone served on the board of the Friends of Independence National Historical Park. She also was a member (and past chair) of the Environmental Law Committee and on the advisory board of Philadelphia Reads.
Ms. Stone is survived by a son, Matthew T. Stone, Esq.; a daughter, Lily Stone, both of Philadelphia; two sisters, Roslyn Ralston of Wiccopee, N.Y., and Stephenie Ralston of Mahwah, N.J.; and two nieces and a nephew.
A memorial service will be held at The Academy of Music in Philadelphia on Sunday, February 12, from 2 to 4 p.m.