OBITUARY

James Douglas Estep

November 1, 1956July 20, 2021
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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of James Douglas Estep, age 64, of Bellevue, Pennsylvania on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. James was born November 1, 1956 to the late James and Anna (Sullivan) Estep in Pittsburgh PA.

He will be missed by his loving wife Denise (Chieffe) Estep his son Michael (Jacqueline) Estep, daughter Jessica Estep and his grandsons; Maddox and Jett Estep.

A Grandmaster 水心館수심관 of Korean martial arts Taekwondo, James focused on the art as a way to inculcate fitness and discipline. He was a teacher to many, having taught martial arts most of his adult life he became a tireless ambassador for the sport. Grandmaster Estep founded the Esteps ATA Martial Arts on 500 Pine Hollow Road McKees Rocks, PA 15136. https://esteps-ata.com/

His legacy continues through his son Mike Estep who will be competing for the world title in Arizona in loving memory of his father.

In addition he will be missed by his brother Tim (Linda) Estep and sister Sherrie Wittmer. His step-brother John Schultz and step-sisters Annie Estep, Nancy West and Debbie Markward.

Friends and family are welcomed at Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home 1014 California Ave Pittsburgh PA 15202 412-766-5600 on Friday 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm a prayer service will take place at 7PM.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, July 23, 2021

  • Blessing Service

    Friday, July 23, 2021

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Mary Jane Snider

July 21, 2021

Denise, Mike, Jessica and families,
I am so sorry for your heartbreak and loss.
You have my deepest sympathy.

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