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Renée Gail Levy Firestone

Renée Gail Levy Firestone, 88, of West Bloomfield, Michigan, formerly of East Lansing, Michigan, died on 13 May 2021.

The Funeral was A PRIVATE FAMILY AND FRIENDS SERVICE on Sunday, 16 May 2021 at 10:00 AM .

Rabbi Michael Moskowitz and Cantor Penny Steyer officiated.

Click to watch a video of the recorded service.

Zoom Shiva Services for Renee Firestone will be held at 5:00 p.m. Sunday, May 16th for all family and friends to attend. For the Shiva service and story sharing, click here.
Meeting ID: 923 5248 5551
Passcode: hbrd^jy4T4

Born in Detroit to Irving A. and Sarah Levy on September 27, 1932. Renée graduated from Central High School, attended the University of Michigan, and graduated from Wayne State University with an education degree. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Milton I. Firestone and their infant child, Lawrence Jay.

Passionate about education, Renée began her career teaching in Detroit Public Schools. Later, she built the academic advising office into the Undergraduate Programs for the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. Renée retired as its director in 1998.

Civically minded, Renée was an active member of the League of Women Voters, National Council of Jewish Women and Hadassah. She helped found the Lansing chapter of the Panel of American Women, seeking inclusion and diversity awareness through shared personal experiences.

What her family will miss most about Renée is her love of glass art, music, theater, travel and unmatched social skills.

Renée is the cherished mother of Joseph (Liliana Ciccodicola) Firestone, Karen (Charles) Rossen. Proud grandmother of Leah (Niv Shalom Tschaikov) Firestone, Eliza Firestone, and Celia I. "Rossie" Rossen. Loving sister-in-law of Harold (the late Gloria) Firestone and the late Edith (the late Joseph) Snider. Beloved cousin of Zelda Landy. Renée also has many loved nieces, nephews, cousins, and great-nieces and –nephews.

Metro Detroit’s Jewish funeral homes have agreed that families should follow the directive of Centers for Disease Control and restrict the size of gatherings to no more than 25 people inside and 50 at graveside.

For now, in-person funeral attendance will be limited to only immediate family. Otherwise, funerals may be viewed live and recorded on chapel websites.

Together, we thank the community for understanding during this unusual and challenging time.

It is suggested that those who wish to further honor the memory of Renée Gail Levy Firestone may do so by making a contribution to:

Michigan State University - Eli Broad College of Business
The Renee Firestone Endowed Fund
632 Bogue St n520
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 355-8377
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Multiple Sclerosis Society of MI
29777 Telegraph Rd, Suite 1751
Southfield, MI 48034-7650
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