Donald Lee Estep (1928 - 2012)

Donald Lee Estep
1928 - 2012
updated February 13, 2019
Donald Lee Estep, father to 2 children, was born on May 28, 1928. He married Nora Hill on January 7, 1952. They gave birth to Robert Andrew Estep and Brian Keith Estep. He died around April 4, 2012 in Kittanning, Pennsylvania at age 83.


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Donald Estep died in Kittanning, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania United States 16201

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at Jefferson Cemetery, in Brookville, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania United States 15825



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He was a Class of 1947 Graduate of Kittanning High School in Kittanning,Pennsylvania. Where he met his future wife Nora Lee Hill.


In 1992 he retired from Pittsburgh & Shawmut Railroad after nearly 40 years of Service

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He served Grace Lutheran Church located in Manorville/Armstrong County,Pennsylvania-as a Sunday School Teacher,Parish Council Member,Men's Bible Class Officer,He was a member and past president of the Board of Directors of the Brookville,PA YMCA and was active for many years as with the Jefferson County,Pennsylvania Election Board. He volunteered as a coach and manager of the Brookville,Pennsylvania Little League,He was a Scout Master for the Boy Scouts of America for more than 20 years and attended the National Jamborees in 1969 and 1973. He was a Fourth-Generation Mason and a member of Hobah Lodge No.276 where he was the last person to petition and to receive "The Word of The Chair" to be master of the Lodge. He was a member of Jefferson Chapter No.225,Brookville,PA,Bethany Commandery,Knights Templar,Dubios,PA,Jaffa Shrine AAONMS and walked the hot sands in Altoona,PA and he was a 32nd degree Member of Couderspot Consistory,AASR in Couderspot in Couderspot,Pennsylvania.

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He served in the U.S. Army from 1948-1952 and was a Korean War Veteran,earning the citations of Army Occupation-(Japan),Good Conduct and Korean Service Medals with Four Bronze Service Stars.

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Donald Lee Estep & Nora Lee (Hill) Estep

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May 21, 1928 - around Jul 6, 2005


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Donald Lee Estep, father to 2 children, passed away around April 4, 2012 in Kittanning, Pennsylvania at 83 years of age. He was buried in Jefferson Cemetery, Brookville, Pennsylvania. Donald was born on May 28, 1928. He married Nora Hill on January 7, 1952. They gave birth to Robert Andrew Estep and Brian Keith Estep.
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In 1928, in the year that Donald Lee Estep was born, Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1940, when he was only 12 years old, on November 5th, President Franklin Roosevelt was elected to a third term, defeating Wendell Willkie of Indiana (a corporate lawyer). Roosevelt running for a third term was controversial. But the U.S. was emerging from the Great Recession and he promised that he would not involve the country in any foreign war (which of course changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor). Roosevelt defeated Willkie in the popular vote by 54.7 to 44.8% and in the Electoral College 449 to 82.

In 1965, at the age of 37 years old, Donald was alive when on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

In 1973, at the age of 45 years old, Donald was alive when in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

In 1999, at the age of 71 years old, Donald was alive when the fear that Y2K (year 2000) would cause the failure of computers worldwide when clocks didn't properly update to January 1st, 2000 became near panic. While some computer systems and software did have problems, the panic was unfounded and computer life went on.

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