From the Desert Sun, Palm Springs, CA ==January 11, 2006
James Arthur Firestine, 64, of Palm Desert died Jan. 6, 2006, in Palm Desert.
He was born March 4, 1941, to Arthur and Mary Firestine in Akron, Ohio.
He was a senior project engineer at Hughes Aircraft for 16 years, retiring in 1999.
He was a member of Oasis Country Club and served on the board of its homeowners association.
He is survived by his fiancee, Loretta Cordova; three daughters, Christine Firestine of Spencerport, N.Y., and Kerry Purcell and Kelly Coyte of Columbiana, Ala; his son, David Firestine of Rochester, N.Y.; a sister, Ann Foley of Palmyra, N.Y.; a brother, Donald Firestine of Escondido; and four grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Jan. 20 at Ramon Chapel, Forest Lawn in Cathedral City.
Forest Lawn Cathedral City is in charge of arrangements.
The family suggests that donations be made to the American Heart Association