Robert “Bob” Firestone, a longtime resident of Newtown, died suddenly on Thursday, November 5, 2020, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Langhorne, PA. He was 85 years old.
Bob was the beloved husband of Barbara (Pomerantz) Firestone. The couple met through a mutual friend 64 years ago, shortly after Bob was discharged from the US Army. This past August, they celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary. Bob and Barbara shared many years of family, laughter, and love.
Born in Philadelphia, Bob was the son of the late Benjamin and Marion (Richman) Firestone. He was the brother of the late Leonard Firestone.
Bob will be remembered for his quiet and gentle ways. He had a kind soul and a friendliness that people were drawn to. He loved to spend time with his family, in particular his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Bob was a Compositor in the Printing industry by trade, but when he retired he went on to fulfill his true passion working at a baseball stadium. He did security for the Trenton Thunder minor league baseball team for many years. Everyone that knew Bob, knew he was an avid sports fan.
In addition to his loving wife Barbara, Bob will be missed tremendously by his children, Michael (Cherry) Firestone, Andrea (Ken) Schaard and Mitchell (Stephanie) Firestone; his grandchildren, Nicolette, Benjamin, Zach, Eric (Jenn), Alyssa (Anthony), Kyle, Zach, and Alexa; his great-grandchildren, Emma and Hannah. He was looking forward to meeting his third great-grandchild who is expected soon; his sister in law, brothers in law and his many nieces, nephews and cousins. His cuddles and endless attention will be missed by Charlie, Bob’s devoted puggle.
Committal prayers will take place on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, at Washington Crossing National Cemetery, 830 Highland Road in Newtown, PA 18940. Attendees are invited to meet at the Administration Building promptly at 8:45 am, following signs to line up in the funeral procession. Shiva will be held at the home of his Daughter and Son in law, Tuesday and Wednesday evening.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association, 625 Ridge Pike; Bldg. A; Ste. 100 in Conshohocken, PA 19425 or the American Diabetes Association at 150 Monument Drive in Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.
Tuesday, November 10th
Washington Crossing National Cemetery
830 Highland Road
Newtown, PA 18940