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Donald E. Firestone

October 13, 1935 ~ July 22, 2022 (age 86)



Donald E. Firestone, of Palmyra, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 22, 2022 at the age of 86. Born October 13, 1935 in the Hershey, he was the son of the late Charles Firestone and Lena (Meyerhoffer) Firestone.


Donald served in the US Navy from 1954 to 1958 and was on a ship that traveled to Korea to bring back wounded US soldiers. He spent most of his service in Puerto Rico which is where he met and married his wife Dolores, known as Lola.


He spent his working career as vice president in customer relations for a vending and food service company. In his free time he enjoyed watching sports and going out to eat with his family. He was the most generous man you’d ever meet, there wasn’t any stranger he couldn’t make a friendship with.


Donald is survived by his children: Kimberly Arndt of Palmyra, Brent Firestone of Tacoma WA, Rodney Firestone of Annville, Craig Firestone of Annville, and Nicole Jones of Palmyra. Grandchildren: Aaron, Josiah, Markos Arndt, Heatherann Bjork, Beau and Adam Firestone, and Hunter Firestone. Great-grandchildren: Emberly, Mateo, David, Van, Graham and Alfred. He has 3 great great-grandchildren as well. His sister, Karen Elder resides in South Carolina. He is preceded in death by his loving wife Dolores Firestone, siblings: Boyd Firestone and Sylvia Firestone.


Services will be private at the convenience of the family.


In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Donald’s memory to the American Heart Association. 7272 Greenville Ave. Dallas, TX 75231. Memories and condolences may be shared at


Arrangements entrusted to Rothermel-Finkenbinder Funeral Home & Crematory, Palmyra, PA.


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