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Bob Stone, firefighter, photographer, suffers fatal heart attack

by Bill Cawthon on

Robert Paul “Bob” Stone of Douglassville, Pennsylvania passed away Wednesday, November 4, following a cardiac emergency suffered after returning from a call with the Amity (PA) Fire Department. Bob, who served as the department’s photographer, was 48.

Bob was best known to Mopar fans as an avid photographer of muscle cars and hot rods and was often seen at car shows including the annual Carlisle show. His work was published in numerous enthusiast magazines.

Bob is survived by his mother, one brother and one sister. Funeral services with Fireman’s Honors will be held 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at Houck & Gofus Funeral Home, Inc. 955 N. Charlotte Street, Pottstown, Pennsylvania.

Bill Cawthon grew up in the auto industry in the 1950s. His Dad worked for Chrysler and Bill spent a number of Saturdays down on the plant floor at Dodge Main in Hamtramck. Bill is also the U.S. market correspondent for, a British auto industry publication, and a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association, which has named the Jeep Grand Cherokee the “SUV of Texas” several times and named the Ram 1500 as the “Truck of Texas” two years running.

Bill has owned five Plymouths (including the only 1962 “Texan”), one Dodge and one Chrysler and is still trying to figure out how to justify a Wrangler. He also has owned at least one of every 1:87 scale model of a Chrysler product. You can reach him directly at (206) 888-7324 or by using the form.

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