David R. Estes, 1952-2013

STRUTHERS – David Raymond Estes, 61, of Struthers, died 11:25 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown.

He was born May 10, 1952, in Youngstown, the son of Charles Raymond and Ethel Green Estes.

David served our country honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps. He retired from General Motors in Lordstown.

Survivors include seven children, David of Warren, Mike of Warren, Tracy of Chicago, Jeff of Braceville, Robert of Warren, Kelly Reese of Newton Falls and Melissa of Youngstown; a stepdaughter, Samantha Lewis of Boardman; his first wife, Kathryn Staton of Johnston; a sister, Christine Rusu of Struthers; 22 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Preceding David in death were his wife, Shari; a stepdaughter, Kristina Lewis; and two brothers.

Per David’s wishes, there are no calling hours or service. Instead, he preferred friends and family attend a celebration of life 1 p.m. Dec. 22 at the JV Johnson Community Center in Leavittsburg.

The Borowski Memorial Home in Newton Falls handled cremation services.