Danal Estes

October 2, 1957May 26, 2020

Danal Estes was born on October 2, 1957 and passed away on May 26, 2020 and is under the care of Stonebriar Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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Danal Estes

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Tomas Temprosa

June 15, 2020

I only knew Danal as a welcome voice in the 3D community who was willing to help me and others. He will be missed.

Richard McKenna

June 6, 2020

I was so sad to here this news, I only knew Danal through the 3D printing community but he has helped me and others countless times. He always made an effort to contribute where he could and will be sorely missed. My thoughts are with his family.

mario milanesio

June 5, 2020

Bye Danal!

I feel so grateful to you because it's up to you if I could adapt my Anycubic Kossel to Duet board, and build a bigger delta for our fablab. Thank you! God bless you for you efforts and your kindness!

Jason Znack

June 5, 2020

I only new Danal through his participation in online 3D printing discussion forums. His contributions to the technical side of things was impressive and his contributions to the community side was exemplary. On behalf of his friends in the 3D printing world, his positive impact will be missed.

Ken Do

June 3, 2020

I worked with my Danal my first major assignment at PEP and he took the time to show my the company culture, offered guidance to navigate complex organizational structure to drive technology standards. I still remember the wonderful time we had one Friday afternoon with Danal and Dan on Lake Lewisville and as recently as few months ago to discuss his love for flying. You welcomed me to PEP and have always been there when I needed your council. You are missed.

Stacey Patterson

June 3, 2020

My prayers go out to the family and friends for our loss. Danal, a gentle giant of a man. A brilliant and compassionate man. May he soar in the heavens now!

Matthew Vanecek

June 2, 2020

I've worked with Danal in the past at PepsiCo, and really enjoyed his wit and intelligence. He was always such a great thinker who worked to make sure voices were heard and the best solution selected. Friendly, smiling, always with a bit of joy. The man had my respect and admiration. My condolences to the family as they celebrate the life Danal lived.

Smita Corley

June 2, 2020

My husband Keith and I were blessed to have known and worked with Danal.

My first interaction with Danal was when I was working with PepsiCo in Chicago. He was teaching a Diversity and Inclusion training class for people leaders. He was so passionate about the topic, it inspired me to become a trainer. Over the years, we worked together on technology projects, and I came to regard him as a mentor.

When my husband Keith moved from Chicago to Plano, Danal made him feel welcome, introduced him to people, and engaged him in an archery club that met at Frito-Lay.

Danal will be missed. Our sincerest condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues.

Naresh Malkoti

June 2, 2020

Please accept my deepest condolences for your family's loss. I wish you strength and peace during this hard time.

I remember Danal from 15 years ago when I attended a Diversity and Inclusion class he taught. His intellect, his professionalism, his humility, and most importantly his clarity of thinking cast a big impression on my mind. Over the years I interacted with him for several of my projects and every interaction I learned something and came back wishing I could be somebody like him. I will miss Danal and cherish the honor of knowing him.

Bruce Nolan

June 2, 2020

I was young, green and wide-eyed. Fresh from graduating college and embarking on a new career…

There are many people in the PepsiCo family, that I call colleagues. A smaller circle that I call friends and among that small group that, there a few, a very select few that have had a significant effect on my career and more importantly on my disposition, my approach and my interaction.

Danal Estes is one of the most intelligent and well versed human beings that I have ever had the honor of knowing. I frequently reflect on the many conversational journeys he would take me on. Mythological weaving through and around complex subject matters, laying out context, historical significance, and interesting tidbits. The end state, would be a wonderfully clear and colorful tapestry, explaining what otherwise would be bland, boring, and confusing. If you have ever been subject to one of my long winded explanations, that my feeble attempt to replicate what Danal was able to do eloquently and with little effort

He had a special gift of calming the waters and instilling confidence and understanding to the listener, even if things were still, clear as mud!

This however was only a small piece of Danal's repertoire. An avid enthusiast of RC planes, piloting small prop aircraft, books, and movies...

I vividly remember our last catchup conversation, It was about all the sci-fi books and movies we had watched over the past year or so. What we liked, what we didn't, what we realized were curious imitations of life.
There was the DC vs Marvel movies. The Expanse series, Old Man's War and even war movies like MIDWAY, which took us down a long crazy tangent on dive bombers, aircraft, ballistics and sniper training. Yeah, we talked about all of that at my desk, on a whim.

Memorable he is. I hope when I leave this earth I have a lasting impression on someone that is as positive as his was on me.

#RIP Danal Estes