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“My earliest recollection of Dad was him sitting on Mr.Gilchrists porch ( our neighbor on Primrose St.) sharing a glass of wine with him. I found out...Read More ยป
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He loved to read! “Thanks for everything Pops ”
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Dr. Arnold Paul Stokes, 80, of Summerville, SC, widower of Gaye Wims Stokes died Wednesday, September 5, 2012. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Jane deChantal Catholic Church located at 9701 Old Georgetown Road Bethesda, Maryland at 11:00am Wednesday September 19th 2012. Prayers of Final Commendation and Farewell will be held on the campus of Notre Dame University at a future date. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR NORTHWOODS CHAPEL, North Charleston, SC.
Dr. Stokes was born January 24, 1932 in Bismarck, North Dakota, son of the late Joel Edward Stokes and Elizabeth Rose Bauer Stokes. He received his Doctorate in Mathematics from Notre Dame University and received a Post Doctoral Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. He taught mathematics at Catholic University of America before moving to Georgetown University in 1965, where he taught until his retirement as Professor Emeritus in 1997. Dr. Stokes was a former member of St. Jane deChantal Catholic Church in Bethesda, MD and is now a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in North Charleston, SC.
He is survived by his daughter, Katherine Elizabeth (John) Spielman of Summerville, SC; sons: Michael Lee Stokes of Silver Spring, MD, Jonathan Patrick (Liz) Stokes of Colorado Springs, CO, Thomas Matthew (Margaret) Stokes of Leesburg, VA, Christopher Joseph (Diane) Stokes of Laurel, MD and Peter Andrew ( Jessica) Stokes of Englewood, CO; sister, Dorothy Gilbert of Oregon, grandchildren: Melissa Sevoian, Anne Stokes, Sarah Spielman, Patrick Stokes, Mary Stokes, Christopher Stokes, Kelsey Stokes, Abraham Stokes and Hannah Stokes.
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