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Dennis E. Estes

July 5, 1968 — February 2, 2023

Shinglehouse, Pa.

Dennis E. Estes “friend to all”

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.---Dennis E. Estes, 54, a lifelong resident of Shinglehouse, passed away with his brother, Doug, and his friend, Bob, by his side on Thursday, February 2, 2023, in UPMC Susquehanna, Williamsport, after a long illness.

Born on Friday, July 5, 1968 in Olean, N.Y., he was a son of Richard R. “Dick” and Barbara M. Loudenslager Estes.

He was a graduate of Oswayo Valley High School, Class of 1986, in Shinglehouse. Dennis served honorably in the US Army. During his lifetime he was employed as a logger, owned and operated a construction business, and also was a truck driver until he became ill.

Dennis was an extremely social person. He was the life of the party, always having a story and a joke to tell.

Surviving are a son, Mason R. (Britany Matz) Estes of Concordia, Kansas; a daughter, Taylor M. Hurrle of Eldred; two brothers, Douglas R. (Bonita) Estes of Shinglehouse and Daniel A. (Sabrina) Estes of Rincon, Georgia; several nieces and nephews; and many friends, including Robert “Bob” Austin of Shinglehouse, who helped care for Dennis in his failing health.

In addition to his parents, Dennis was predeceased by two brothers, David E. Estes and Donald R. “Donny” Estes.

In keeping with Dennis’s wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shinglehouse Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 475, Shinglehouse, PA 16748 or to the Shinglehouse Volunteer Ambulance Association, PO Box 98, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

Dennis’s family has entrusted his care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences, light a candle or share a fond memory of Dennis, please visit or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.

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