Jesse Fierstein, a 63-year resident of Scarsdale, died in Jerusalem, Israel, on May 19, 2018. He was born and grew up in the west Bronx in the vicinity of Jerome Avenue, Fordham Road and Kingsbridge Avenue. He attended DeWitt Clinton High School, and then the College of the City of New York. He left college in his senior year to enlist in the Army and served three years during World War II as a field intelligence officer. He saw action in Normandy, northern France and the Rhineland and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for valorous service.
Upon returning from the war, Mr. Fierstein completed his degree at City College and married Francine Robbins from Brooklyn, whom he met when they both were counselors at a summer camp prior to the war. The couple moved to the Heathcote section of Scarsdale in 1955, where they raised three boys.
Mr. Fierstein entered the building supply business founded by his father and managed it until his retirement. In their later years, the Fiersteins divided their time among Scarsdale, Westhampton and Jerusalem. Mrs. Fierstein died in 2006. Mr. Fierstein is survived by his sons Ian (Jerusalem), Micah (Basel) and Bram (New Rochelle), five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.