Dear Radio Reader listeners,

It is with great sadness that I announce Dick Estell, The Radio Reader,
died peacefully this morning (May 6).

Messages can be sent to Dick's wife, Sheryl, via Dick's still active email
address
dikestell@aol.com or write to her:

Sheryl Estell
1195 Woodwind Trail
Haslett, MI 48840-8956

Article about Dick's passing in Lansing State Journal here:
http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/news/local/2016/05/06/former-radio-reader-wkar-dick-estell-dies/84018646/

Dick's final illness has caused serious financial stress.  Contributions
would be welcome and can be sent to the above address or to
GoFundMe https://www.gofundme.com/qdtp3m4spage.  

A gift in Dick's memory can be made to the WKAR Radio Reading
Service, which he founded in 1973.
http://tinyurl.com/zs3sr6f

Hal Prentice
Producer,  The Radio Reader
hal@wkar.org
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Dick Estell
The Radio Reader
Public Radio's Reading Program
Updated May 6, 2016
Detail of portrait by Chris Chambers, 2013