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Anne Firestone Ball, 79; tire company heir

GREENWICH, Conn. — Tire company heir and philanthropist Anne Firestone Ball has died of injuries she suffered during a fire in her Connecticut home. She was 79.

Mrs. Ball’s son, John Ball Jr., said Wednesday that his mother died Friday at Bridgeport Hospital of complications after surgery for injuries she sustained in a kitchen fire in her Greenwich home April 4.

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Anne Firestone Ball’s grandfather was Harvey Firestone, who founded the Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. in Akron, Ohio, in 1900.

She was born in Akron in 1933. She graduated from Miss Porter’s School in Farmington, Conn., and from Vassar College.

Relatives say she was a longtime philanthropist and community volunteer in Greenwich.

She leaves her husband, two sons, one daughter, and eight grandchildren.

Her funeral is scheduled for Saturday in Greenwich.

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