Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 08:07:59 :
Thursday, December 29, 1960
President Of Electrical Firm Dies
Floyd Burch Stone, 60, of Greenbrae, president of Stryco-Manufacturing Co. in San Francisco, died unexpectedly yesterday at a local hospital after surgery for brain hemorrhage.
Funeral services are set for 1 p.m. tomorrow at Halstead and Co. in San Francisco, with burial in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Colma.
Residents of Marin County for about 20 years, Stone and his wife, Blanche, lived at 360 Vista Grande. He was stricken Monday.
A native of Iowa, he came to San Francisco and founded the Stone Ryals Electrical and Manufacturing Co. He became president when the firm became Stryco in 1948. The company manufactures electrical machinery.
Stone designed and built the machine which manufactured reinforcing trusses on the Golden Gate Bridge and also designed machinery to make lathes.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his mother, Edith M. Stone of San Rafael; a brother, Harry Stone of Phoenix, Ariz., and a sister, Barbara Zanatti of Los Angeles.
He was a member of George Washington Masonic Lodge, California Scottish Rite Temple, San Francisco Machinery Dealers Assn. and California Metal Trades Assn.
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