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William Firestone

William E. Firestone

Monday, July 11th, 1932 - Saturday, September 12th, 2020
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William E. “Billy” Firestone, 88, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, September 12, 2020 in Hamilton, NJ surrounded by his loving family. Born in Sinking Spring, PA he was a lifelong resident of Trenton, NJ prior to moving to Hamilton. He served honorably in the U.S. Army as a Morse Code Interceptor during the Korean War and was highly decorated.

Billy enjoyed working for Western Union and serving the community in downtown Trenton for over 25 years. In his prime he was an avid chess and tennis player. He was a lifelong Yankees fan and enjoyed spending time with his family. Bill was always happy and lived his life succeeding in making others happy. Although “Pop” will be missed dearly his contagious laugh and beautiful smile will be forever in his family and friend’s hearts. Bill will be forever remembered for his complete selflessness as evidenced by taking in four young girls when he married the love of his life.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents, William and Mary (Himmelburger) Firestone, his siblings, Leona Raysor and Wayne Firestone; Bill is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Selma (Allen) Firestone; his children, Christopher and wife Jenny Firestone, Deborah Deorocki, Donna and husband Mario Guidici, Carol and husband Rick Kloss, Georgeann and husband Tom Carnevali; nephews, Brian Hefner and David Raysor; as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Due to the current pandemic, Christian funeral services will be held privately for immediate family and are under the direction of the Hamilton Brenna-Cellini Funeral Home, 2365 Whitehorse-Mercerville Rd., Hamilton, NJ 08619. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Bill’s memory to the charity of the donor’s choice. Please visit William’s tribute page at
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    Hamilton Brenna-Cellini Funeral Home
    2365 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road
    HAMILTON, NJ 08619
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    Services are private for immediate family only.
  • Interment

    Greenwood Cemetery
    1800 Hamilton Avenue
    HAMILTON, NJ 08619
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Karl Bauer

Posted at 03:41pm

As with Bill, I also worked for Western Union many years - 3 of those years side by side with Bill. I can still see his smile and hear his laugh - made for a better day at work.

To Selma and family - My sincere sympathy for your loss.

Karl Bauer - Kailua Kona Hawaii

Gary Boan

Posted at 02:29pm
Our deepest sympathy and condolences to the entire Firestone and Allen family. May God give you strength at this difficult time.
Gary, Maria, & Michael Boan

Georgeann Carnevali

Posted at 12:21pm
As I have told you over the years and up to the day your soul left the physical world I love you dearly. We all were very lucky, even though we didn’t know yet, the day you and mommy met at the luncheonette in Trenton, that you would give us a wonderful life. You have and will always be the man in my life who helped me grow. It was an honor to care for you along with my brother and sisters to help you to your next chapter. I hope Thomas has greeted you already along with your family with joy. Sleep sweet

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2365 Whitehorse Mercerville Road
Hamilton , NJ 08619
| 609-584-8080 | Brenna-Cellini Funeral Homes
2365 Whitehorse Mercerville Road
Hamilton , NJ 08619