Mr. GaryL. Firestone, age 74, passed away at Hospice Legacy House on November 11, 2007. He was born in Allen Park, Michigan to Albert J. and Mildred Firestone. He moved to this area in 1992 from Lakeville, Indiana.
Mr. Firestone was a 1960 graduate of Michigan State University. He was a Sr. Vice President of the National Bank of Detroit for 15 years. He enjoyed woodworking, loved building furniture and treehouses for his grandkids. He also loved making toys for the pediatric patients at MRMC. Gary loved horses, gardening, classical music and all sports.
He was a member of the Hilltop Lutheran Church in South Bend, Indiana and was a member of the church council. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict.
He is survived by his wife Sandra J. (47 years), daughters Christa D. Burkhardt of Marshall, MI, Denise K. Wood of Troy, Missouri, Tracy L. Dion of Charlestown, NH; brother Allen K. Firestone of Madison Heights, MI; sisters Jeanine Holland of Fairview, TX, Kay Kiekbusch of Utica, MI; 4 grandchildren, Nicholas and Michael Sneed, Thomas Aaron Sapp and Shayna Burkhardt.
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