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Charles Bennett “Chuck” Estey, Jr

Death 16 Dec 2014
New York, USA
Burial Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 176338378 · View Source
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Estey Jr., Charles B.

Groton: Charles B. "Chuck" Estey Jr. passed away Tuesday, December 16th, 2014, after a short illness. Charles was the son of the late Charles B. Estey Sr. and Alice Wheat Estey of Owego, NY. He was also predeceased by his grandson, Frank Frost. He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Micki (Mary Lou Vincent) at home; his children, Karen Marquardt and son-in-law, Bryan, of Ulster Park, NY, Judy Isengard and son-in-law, Walter, of Groton, NY, Charles B. Estay III and daughter-in-law, Colleen, of Chicago, IL; sister, Jo Ann Luther of Rochester, NY; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and many more nieces and nephews. Chuck attended high school at Owego Free Academy where he excelled on the trumpet and received a full scholarship to Ithaca College, where he received his Bachelor's degree. After graduation, he began a career as an accountant, serving as a controller for several companies, including Ithaca Gun and the Ithaca Journal. In his later years, Chuck returned to school, graduating from Elmira College with a Master's degree in education, teaching for many years at various schools. After retiring from teaching, he took up a new hobby, and his favorite job, of driving tanker tractor trailers for Alnye Trucking. He enjoyed this immensely while cruising through the Catskills, humming his favorite tunes and meeting new people every day. Chuck also enjoyed listening and dancing to big band swing music with his favorite dance partner, his wife, Micki. Chuck was very fond of spending time with his family and serving the community as an Eagle Scout, Boy Scout leader, and member and Past Exultant Ruler of the Ithaca Elks Lodge. A celebration of Chuck's life will be held at 4 P.M. Saturday, December 27th at the Groton Assembly of God, 701 S. Main Street, Groton, NY. Calling hours are Friday, December 26th, from 2 P.M. to 4 P.M. with a special Elks Memorial Service at 3:45 P.M. at Bangs Funeral Home, 209 W. Green St., Ithaca, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in memory of Chuck to his great-granddaughter's memorial trust fund. Send donations to The First National Bank of Groton, Atten: Jodie Bancroft 161 Main St., Groton, NY 13073 (memo: Judy Isengard for Lillie) or to the Tompkins County SPCA, 1640 Hanshaw Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850.

Published in the Ithaca Journal on Dec. 22, 2014

Note: Presumed interment is next to confirmed interment of his wife in Calgary

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 176338378
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Bennett “Chuck” Estey, Jr (unknown–16 Dec 2014), Find A Grave Memorial no. 176338378, citing Calvary Cemetery, Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Starfishin (contributor 48860385) .