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Howard D. Estes

August 24, 1926 - August 28, 2019

          Howard D. Estes, age 93, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2019.

          Born in Gardener, LA on August 24, 1926, he was a son of the late Harold D. and Cordelia Alice (Gray) Estes.  Howard proudly served in the U.S. Army during WWII.  He worked for Spitz, Inc. in Chadds Ford, PA as a service technician, retiring after many dedicated years.  Howard was a longtime member of Christiana Presbyterian Church.  A fan of the outdoors, he enjoyed gardening, bird watching and astronomy.

          Howard is survived by his wife, Helen V. (Schwarz) Estes; children, Barbara Ellen Walls of Bear and Howard Kenneth Estes (Brooke) of Ellicott City, MD; grandchildren, Kenneth Ray Phibbs (Chandelle) of New Castle, Jordan Lee Hudson (Devin) of New Castle and Taylor Ann Estes (Jake Kline) of Salisbury, MD; and great grandchildren, Elliette Paige Hudson and Austin Emmell.

          All services will be held privately.

          In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Howard’s memory to the Christiana Presbyterian Church, 15 North Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, DE 19702.

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11 Guestbook messages for Howard D. Estes

  • It does not seem possible, you were gone so quickly. While a blessing you did not suffer, it has been very hard these last few days. Mom is going to be ok as will the rest of the family knowing you are safely in the loving arms of God at last. I miss you daddy, Rest well, I will see you again when God decides it is my time.

    Love you
    Barb

  • Aunt Helen, Barbara, Kenny,
    Uncle Howard left a legacy far greater than he ever knew. His love ,his love of life, his wisdom spanned the miles between him and his Louisiana roots, leaving all of us so much better for having known him. He was loved. He will be missed. He is where he lived so he one day could reside with His Lord and Saviour !
    Our love to those of you grieving his passing. May God’s Love and Grace be with you and hold you close.
    Love,
    Grover, Sue & Family

  • Uncle Howard to I, was yet another example of absolutely the ‘Greatest Generation’; he served his country and went on to serve his family raising a daughter and son who I proudly have as cousins. Those things reflect none greater than what a man can do in one’s lifetime. In my lifetime this gracious man was always kind, considerate, had a terrific outlook and always fostered a good feeling for those around he. I wish the best for his spouse my wonderful Aunt Helen, and to all the Estes family as we reflect on the life of one wonderful man and his life so well spent.

  • Aunt Helen, Barbara Ellen, Kenny and Family,

    I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Howard’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Uncle Howard was truly one of the most humble, gracious, kind Men I have ever known. May God Bless.

    Vinnie DelSantro

  • Dave, myself and the family send our condolences to you all. ♥️

  • I am sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Estes. What a great man! What a wonderful family! May he rest in eternal peace. Blessings to all. John Naughton

  • Uncle Howard was my dad’s youngest brother (Aubrey). I haven’t seen him since I was a teenager. He was the last living child of grandma and grandpa, he will be missed. Condolences to Aunt Helen and family.

  • Am so so sorry for your loss
    Thoughts and prayers to all of you

  • My deepest condolences to Aunt Helen, cousins Kenny and Barbara and their families. I always enjoyed chatting with Uncle Howard. I loved his calm demeanor and his smile. It was always enjoyable and fun to see Uncle Howard and Aunt Helen together. I have many fond memories.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Estes family.

    Love John & Cathy

  • Kenny and Family,
    I was so sorry to hear about your Dad. Thank you for his military service for all of us and our country. I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    God Bless you all,
    Susan (Harrell) Whaley
    Christiana High School Class of 1971
    Sebastian, Florida

  • Sorry for your loss.