Dustin J. "Dusty" Estabrook, 26, of Clifford Twp., died Tuesday night at Moses Taylor Hospital from complications after surgery.
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Born July 9, 1985, in Carbondale, he was the son of Lori Cottrell Cook and husband, Paul, of Clifford Twp.; and Richard Estabrook Jr. and wife, Kathy, of Hop Bottom. He was a magna cum laude graduate of the Mountain View High School in Kingsley. He was employed as a sales associate at Wal-Mart in Dickson City and formerly worked for Kozlowski Towing and Repair in Union Dale. He was a member and first responder for the Clifford Twp. Volunteer Fire Company.
From the time of his birth, Dusty began to bring smiles to the faces of his family. He grew to be a kind, strong and fun-loving son, grandson, brother, nephew, cousin and friend. He inspired everyone to be a better person, remaining positive and uplifting despite his disability. Dusty always lit the room up with his smile and sense of humor. He was selfless, always helping his family, friends and community. He enjoyed spending his free time with family and friends simply loving life. In his 26 years of life, Dusty has left his imprint on so many people and will continue to motivate, guard and love us all from heaven.
He is survived by six siblings, Leslie Estabrook of Hop Bottom; Elissa Cook of Bloomsburg; Jeffrey Cook of Dunmore; Amber Zick of Lenox; Jeff Zick of Hop Bottom; and Dan Zick of Pittston; stepgrandmother, Betty Estabrook of Montrose; stepgrandfather, Paul Cook of Scranton; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was also preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, LeRoy and Florence Cottrell; and his paternal grandparents, Richard and Betty Estabrook.
The funeral will be Sunday at 8 p.m. from the Shifler-Parise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 18 Airport Road, Clifford, with the Rev. James Major, pastor of the Watson Hill Bible Church, Lakeside, officiating. Cremation will follow the service.
Friends may call Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to a memorial fund established for the family and sent c/o, First National Bank, P.O. Box 150, Clifford, PA 18413
For directions, to send on-line condolences or to view his online memorial scrapbook, visit www.parisefuner alhome.com.
Published in Scranton Times on June 22, 2012