Richard "Dick" Estabrook
January 8, 1924 – July 17, 2019
Richard “Dick” Estabrook, 95, of North Sewickley Township, passed away on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 while under the compassionate care of Good Samaritan Hospice. He was born January 8, 1924 in Beaver Falls, son of the late Leslie and Belva (Anderson) Estabrook. Dick proudly served his country with the U.S. Army during WWII with service in the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaigns and was awarded two Bronze Stars. He retired from the Laboratory Department of Babcock and Wilcox, Beaver Falls. In his leisure, Dick enjoyed keeping a vegetable garden and flower planters. He was an avid fan Pittsburgh Sports Teams, the Steelers, Penguins and especially the Pirates. Dick lived during those exciting early broadcast years of listening to the “Buccos” on the radio. He was a great family man who will always be remembered by his love, dedication, hard work and wonderfully dry sense of humor. Through the years, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church and later Central United Methodist Church, Beaver Falls. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 52 years: Gladys (Hendrickson) Estabrook on May 2, 2012; and his brother William “Bill” Estabrook. Dick is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law: Jere Estabrook, Beaver Falls; Lee (Toni) Estabrook, Ellwood City; one daughter and son-in-law: Kay (Rich) Paganie, Economy Borough; 10 grandchildren: Richard (Andrea) Paganie, Jr.; Frank (Molly) Paganie; Michael (Megan Brelloch) Paganie; Anthony (Brenda) Paganie; Ashley (Bill) Beck; Danielle (John) Algie; Shane (Brittany) Estabrook; Tyler (Alexis) Estabrook; Christian Estabrook; Gregory (Suzanne Hasenflu) Estabrook; 11 great grandchildren: Steffan Paganie; Mia Paganie; Corinna Paganie; Gio Paganie; Isabella Beck; Rocky Paganie; Deakin Estabrook; Deklin Estabrook; Thomas “T.J.” Algie; Colette Algie and Dominic Algie. Friends will be received today, July 19, 2019 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the SAUL-GABUER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 273 Route 68, Rochester (adjacent to Sylvania Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum). Military Honors will be presented 11 a.m., Saturday, July 20, 2019 in the funeral home by members of the Beaver County Special Unit, followed by a funeral service with the Rev. David Alleman, Bennetts Run United Methodist Church, officiating. Private entombment will be in the Sylvania Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum. If desired, memorial contributions may be directed to Good Samaritan Hospice, Heritage Valley Beaver or to the Beaver Falls Unit of Meals on Wheels. On line condolences may be offered at www.saul-gabauer.com
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Richard "Dick" Estabrook
July 19, 2019
We first met Dick when our churches were on a joint charge for a number of years, and we would have combined services at various times. He served as an usher at First U.M. Church and so would greet everyone at the worship services. He always had a smile and a kind word to share. Our sympathy and prayers go out to his family and friends at this difficult time. May God bring you all comfort and strength for the days to come.