Industry Loses Ed Yaffe Of Firestone Financial Corp.

Ed Yaffe, the first employee of Firestone Financial Corp., based in Newton, Mass., passed away on March 27. He was 74. Yaffe was a critical part of the company's start and continued growth from 1965 until his retirement in 2000 and he will be missed by his family, colleagues, and friends, the company noted.

As the first employee of Firestone, Yaffe introduced the company to the distributor network that was instrumental in the growth of the organization.

He is survived by his wife, Eileen, three sons, David, Larry, and Eric, and their families.

Funeral arrangements are tentatively scheduled for this Wednesday afternoon, March 30 in Sharon, Mass.