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On Thursday, December 28, 2017, DAVID FIRESTONE, Ph.D., of Silver Spring, MD. Beloved husband of 71-1/2 years of Bertha "Berdie" Firestone. Devoted father of Richard (Cai-Yen) and Michael (Lisa) Firestone and Janice (Michael) Grillo. Dear brother of the late Bernard (surviving wife, Dell) Feierstein. Loving grandfather of Mei (Adam) Perino, Joshua (Halley), Jilian, Zachary and Adam Firestone and Gregory and Kevin (Erica) Letow. Cherished great-grandfather of Juliana. Dr. Firestone was president of several important scientific societies including American Oil Chemist Society, Association of Official Agricultural Chemists and International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. Funeral services were held on Friday, December 29, 2017, at Judean Memorial Gardens Chapel, Olney, MD. Interment followed. Shiva will be observed at the home of Janice and Michael Grillo on Sunday at 4 p.m. with service at 6 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jewish Social Service Agency Hospice or to the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to TORCHINSKY HEBREW FUNERAL HOME, 202-541-1001.

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Published in The Washington Post from Dec. 29 to Dec. 31, 2017.
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December 31, 2017
May the God of all Comfort, comfort you and your family in this your time of need.
December 31, 2017
Our deepest condolences to David's Family. It is so painful loosing someone you love so much. May our Heavenly Father, the God of tender mercies and comfort be with you carrying through these times. With sympathy
Hart Family
December 31, 2017
My deepest condolences to the family for the loss of your loved one. May God strengthen you and give you peace during this difficult time. Psalms 29:11.
December 29, 2017
My deepest sympathy to all the Firestone family. Mr. Firestone will be surely missed but the memories of his kindness will last.
Dennis McCarthy
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