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December 27, 1925 - July 12, 2015 Stanley Firestone. Last surviving child of William (Bill) and Elsie Firestone. Devoted husband to Maxine Nancy Firestone for 66 years and father to Rick (Resa) Firestone and Gary (Jennifer) Firestone. Grandfather of Drew, Ian, Rod, Clay, Quinn and Shayne Firestone, all of whom loved their Papa dearly. Stan attended Syracuse University prior to enlisting in the U.S. Air Force during WWII. After the war, Stan along with his father Bill moved to Los Angeles and became the West Coast Rep for Petrocelli Clothing where they would warehouse the clothes in a small downtown loft. In 1958, Stan and Bill relocated the business to Beverly Hills opening Malibu Clothes. The family business that Stan and Bill Firestone started in 1946 continues today with Stan's son Rick and grandsons Ian and Drew. A genius businessman and innovator in the men's clothing industry, Stan was greatly respected and looked up to by so many for his honesty and integrity. An exceptionally generous man, Stan was involved with numerous charities both domestically and in the State of Israel. He was a remarkable athlete, competitor and lifetime Lakers fan. The strongest, smartest, sweetest, caring, most handsome and dedicated man you will ever meet. His legacy will live on for generations to come.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from July 17 to July 19, 2015
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