Alan Firestone of Atlanta, formerly of Cleveland, Ohio, died Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, at the age of 95.
He is survived by his wife, Doris, and his three loving daughters, Shellie (Peter) Moisio, Kathy (Richard) Swartz and Jenifer (Lou Benson) Firestone. He was the proud grandfather to Justin (Amy), Jaime, Michael (Stephanie), Courtney (Katherine) and Hannah and great-grandfather to Maggie and Gabbie. He was the brother of the late Rita (James) Vail and Lois (Norman) Kay. Alan was the son of Isadore and Edith Firestone.
Alan graduated from Glenville High School and the Ohio State University with a degree in medical technology. He was able to start his own medical laboratory, which over the next 50 years he built into the largest private laboratory in Ohio. He retired at the age of 86. Alan worked incredibly hard to provide for his family, was a founding member of Temple Emanu El, enjoyed golf and his life at Lake Forest Country Club, and had a great circle of friends who enjoyed his wonderful (and terrible) sense of humor. He was always an incredible optimist and counted his blessings regularly.
Graveside services will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Park, 26200 Aurora Road, Bedford Heights, Ohio, at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 28. Friends who wish may make contributions in his name to Weinstein Hospice in Atlanta. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.