Myron Saunders Stoll, a longtime summer resident of East Chop, died on Sept. 21. He was 87.

He was born in Youngstown, Ohio in 1934. He grew up there and spent summers on Prince Edward Island, and he later recounted that movies ended with the song God Save the Queen.

He majored in English at Ohio University and earned a law degree at Case Western Reserve University. There he met many lifelong friends and, most importantly, his wife of 50 years, Kathleen Hennessy.

He served in the Army Reserves, where he was quickly placed in a leadership position because of his education. He spent most of his career at AT&T before the break-up and then at Ohio Bell. He started Ukrainian Wave, a new phone company in Ukraine, with his partner and dear friend Bill Schlageter, another East Chop resident. A career highlight was serving as a law clerk for Judge Anthony J. Celebreze, at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Myron first came to Martha’s Vineyard in 1962 with his wife Kathleen and her parents, Vincent and Mary Hennessy, all of whom became summer residents on East Chop for the rest of their lives. He and his family have been longtime members of the East Chop Beach Club and East Chop Yacht Club. He and Vincent Hennessy were avid tennis players at the East Chop Tennis Club.

In 1998 Myron and Kathleen bought 7 Bridge street on East Chop, a home they loved and enjoyed. For many years he dug quahogs in Sengekontacket and took more than 300 home to Cleveland to share the bounty of Martha’s Vineyard.

He was a very passionate fly fisherman. His early fishing buddies were Cooper Gilkes and Jim Riley of Edgartown. Every year for 20 years, he and a crew of family and friends met on Martha’s Vineyard for Memorial Day week to fish for striped bass.

He loved people and, once a friend, was always a friend. He was a great father and wonderful grandfather, always ready to share life’s lessons. With his grandchildren, he flew drones, shared a love of reading and writing, engaged in discussions about politics, spoke with them on the phone and watched their soccer games. In the past two years he enjoyed a Zoom class with old friend and tennis with buddies from the Cleveland Skating Club. He wanted to make the people he crossed paths with feel good, and he always focused on the good he saw in people.

Myron is survived by his children: Vincent (Vinnie) and his children Claudia, Patrick and Markus; Sarah Stoll, her husband David Dickinson and their children Nicole and Natalie; Heather Stoll and Tibi Regele and their daughter Lily; and his adopted daughter Satu.

A memorial service will be held at Garfield Memorial United Methodist Church in Pepper Pike, Ohio on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 10:30 a.m. with interment to follow at Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Chagrin Falls, OH.

Memorial contributions can be made to the East Chop Association via Craig Dripps or to the Cleveland MetroParks at 4101 Fulton Parkway, Cleveland, OH 44144 or online at and select legacy fund.