Date of death: 4/30/2014
Saint Meinrad Class: O 1981
Steven Robert Estes passed away at the Cancer Treatment Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Steven’s battle with cancer was a little over a year until it finally took its toll and took him home at age 58. Steven was preceded in death by father, Gerald L Estes, sister, Mary-Lou Estes Moyer, and brother Timothy Estes.Steven was born in Pittsfield, Ma, to Marlene, Estes (mother), and Gerald, L Estes (father).Steven attended St. John Vianney Seminary High School in Miami, Fl from 1969-1973. Steven then went on to attend college at St Meinrad College in St. Meinrad, In, where he graduated in 1977.Steven received a Third Class Radio Telephone Operator Permit on July 6 of 1972.Steven worked at Davita Labs in Deland, Fl, where he also resided. Steven had a passion for the fine arts, poetry, and pink flamingos. He was also a dedicated follower of his faith and a monk at St. Leo, Fl, where he was known there as Bro. Gabriel, for over 10 years. Steven was a valued worker, friend, and family member to those around him and to whom he loved dearly. Steven is survived by Marlene Estes (mother), Wayne Estes (brother), Shirley Hanna (aunt) Jean Morrow (sister-in-law), Michael H Sweeney Jr (Caregiver/close friend), and many nieces and nephews and friends.