Michael A. Estrada, age 45, of Cumming passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2012, after an extended illness. Michael was born Sept. 3, 1966, in Savannah, and grew up in Austin, Texas.
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Michael was a 1985 graduate of David Crockett High School, where #76 was well known for his athletic ability on the football field. He attended Texas State until 1987 when he relocated to northern Virginia. He graduated from National Louis University with a Bachelors of Science degree. Michael followed his father's footsteps with his career at the Treasury Department in Washington, D.C., and transferred to Atlanta where he successfully achieved his role as branch chief of Business Compliance Support Branch. He garnered immense respect and admiration from his superiors, co-workers and subordinates throughout the region.
He was a successful entrepreneur of his own landscaping company. Michael was an avid outdoorsman who loved sports, both playing and coaching. In addition to playing on Good Shepherd's basketball and softball leagues, he coached his daughters' soccer and basketball teams with Forsyth County Parks and Recreation. He was also the treasurer of the Little Mill Middle School girls' basketball team.
Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife, Elizabeth; daughters, Cecelia and Katherine; parents, Arthur and Rose Estrada of Buda, Texas; sisters, Jo Ann (Wesley) Lowe of Austin, Texas, Linda (John) Costales of Jasper; brother, Mark (Rachel) Estrada of Austin, Texas; parents-in-law, Bob and Celie Urland of Dawsonville; sisters-in-law, Katie (Alex) McClain of Cumming, Tashia Urland of Bahrain and Colleen (Sam) Al Mukhtar of Vienna, Va.; brother-in-law, Robert (Kimberly) Urland of Shreveport, La.
Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, July 14, at 10 a.m. at The Catholic Church of the Good Shepherd in Cumming, with the Rev. Frank Richardson officiating. Interment will follow in Sawnee View Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Friday, July 13, from 6-8 p.m. at McDonald and Son Funeral Home in Cumming. The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.mcdonaldandson.com.
McDonald and Son Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Forsyth County News from July 11 to July 14, 2012