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Jr. George B. Firestine

September 17, 1929 February 24, 2015
Jr.  George B. Firestine
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George B. Firestine Jr., age 85 of Metamora, passed away on February 24, 2015. He loyally served his country in the United States Army as a Military Policeman during the Korean War. He was stationed in Austria and accompanied children on the Orient Express post WWII and at the start of the Korean War. He worked for WJR for 41 years as an electronics engineer. George was very gifted in electronics and loved to tinker. He played an influential role in CONELRAD (Control of Electromagnetic Radiation) which was a method of emergency broadcasting to the public of the United States in the event of enemy attack during the Cold War. George was a great dad who was hardworking and very involved in his children's activities. He was always there to lend a helping hand to them. In his retirement he continued to tinker with electronics and loved to fish. George was also a member of the American Legion Post #16.

Beloved husband of Donna for 63 years. Loving father of Brad Firestine of Highpoint, NC, Dwayne (Brenda) Firestine of Royal Oak, MI and Denise (Sheldon) Shaw of Allendale, MI. Dear grandfather of Just’n Firestine, Sean Firestine, Sonya Shaw, Nicholai Shaw, Richele Shaw, Alexei Shaw, Addisyn Firestine. Loving brother to Joe (Sheila) Firestine and Marion Pennizola.

Preceded in death by his parents George Sr. and Ethel Firestine; brother Chuck Firestine.

Friends may visit on Thursday, February 26th from 3-8 p.m. at Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors Capstick Chapel. A funeral service will be held on Friday, 11:00 a.m. at Hunters Creek Community Church (2471 Metamora Road, Lapeer, MI 48446) with Pastor James Lorch officiating. Military honors under the auspices of American Legion Post #16. Burial will take place at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Hunters Creek Community Church.


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