In memory of
Hayden F. Estrada, III
Died April 5, 2017 A fabulous human being passed on recently - Hayden F. (Frank) Estrada III, father of three equally fabulous sons, died on April 5, 2017, when his big heart gave out. He left behind a phenomenal legacy of accomplishment: chief engineer of the team that produced the power supply for the Apollo capsule, a member of the National Board of Standards for magnetics, Director of R&D for one Fortune 100 company, International Marketing Director for another, an adjunct professor of international marketing in several prestigious New England universities, Director of the International Business Center of New England, and an international business advisor to highly placed government officials. His non-business claim to fame, however, was that he knew Elvis personally growing up in Memphis. Frank was born and raised in the South, attended Christian Brothers schools and the University of Memphis, did graduate studies at Auburn University, and was awarded a doctorate at London University, doing early pioneering work in the "university without walls" concept. His circle of friends extended worldwide, and he was much beloved as a kind, loyal, generous and endearingly shy man. Frank loved to fish, travel, read and eat, and his knowledge of the best dining spots in the U.S. and abroad was encyclopedic. He will be deeply missed by Jane, his wife of 36 years; his surviving two sons, Robert and John, and their spouses; his six grandkids; one great-grandson; and many friends everywhere. No funeral is planned, but those inclined to honor his memory are urged to contribute to Heifer International, Doctors Without Borders, or the charity of their choice in his name. Celebration memorials are being planned to take place on the shores of Lake Lanier and in New England shortly. Georgia Cremation Centers, Acworth
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