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Patricia Ann Martin-Estes
March 16, 1943 ~ August 5, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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Patricia Ann Martin-Estes, born March 16, 1943, in Sewickley, PA, passed away, peacefully at home on Saturday, August 5, 2023. She was predeceased by her parents, Felton L. Martin Sr. and Harriet Isabelle Jones Martin; her husband, Charles L. Estes; her brother, Felton L. Martin II; and son-in-law, Michael P.D. Shannon.
Patricia is survived by her daughter, Donna Martin-Shannon; step-son, Dwayne Estes (Parumph, NV); three grandchildren, Rhea (Los Angeles, CA), Michel’le (Brooklyn, NY), and George-William (Canadensis, PA); four step-grandchildren, Dwayne Jr., Deon and Kelsey (Parumph, NV), Jonathan (Allentown, PA); six siblings, Adelaide Quinn (Detroit, MI), Frances Turner (Leetsdale, PA), Isabelle “Blondee” (Sewickley, PA), William “Billy” (Washington, D.C.), Nina (Pittsburgh, PA), and Sandra Martin (Sewickley, PA); sixteen nieces and nephews; thirty-seven great-nieces and great-nephews; cousin/little sister, Victoria Jones-Johnson; and an abundance of much loved cousins and friends. Pat will be missed by her lifelong and devoted friends, Charlotte Brannon-Gill, Joann Marshall-Carr, Carol Gilliam-Thomas, Elease “Monk” Morgan, Mary Rice, and her Pleasant Valley West Friends.
Pat graduated from Quaker Valley High School and continued her education in New York at Baruch College and Empire State College. In 1963, Pat and six girls from Coraopolis, Aliquippa, and Sewickley, moved to New York City. She was employed by Greenwich Savings Bank and was quickly promoted to Head Teller. In 1966, she joined the NYC Department of Corrections as a Correction Officer at the infamous Women’s House of Detention in the Greenwich Village area of Manhattan. During her career she was the first female member of the Tactical Emergency Response Team “CERT”, implemented the computer system throughout the department, and wrote many department regulations. She received numerous awards, promotions, and honors during her career. In 1991, after twenty-five years of service, she retired with the rank of Warden Level One.
Friends received from 12 p.m. until time of Funeral Service at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at RICHARD D. COLE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 328 Beaver St., Sewickley, PA 15143. Burial to follow service in Sewickley Cemetery.