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Andy Estal

April 16, 1970 - April 27, 2021

Andrew Charles Estal, 51, of Wilmington, NC died Tuesday evening April 27, 2021 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice LifeCare.

Andy was born in Morristown, NJ to the late John Wayne Estal, and is survived by his mother Holly Hansen Estal of Wilmington, NC. He was a chemical engineer and a renowned food scientist.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his loving husband Jeff Phillips, sister Sally Volstad and her husband Daryll, nieces Kyra and Katy Volstad, in-laws Max and Dianne Phillips, and sister-in-law Christy Phillips. He is also surrounded by his chosen family of Maggie and Scott Warner, Tracey and Frank Bruno, Jeff and Kathy Britt, as well as the lights of his eyes Mary Frances, Helen, Sam, and Andrew (Snug) Warner.

Andy’s celebration of life will be held on the grounds of the Church of the Servant in Wilmington, NC on Saturday, May 15, 2021. The celebration of life will begin at 10:00 am and face masks will be required.

Memorial contributions may be directed to The Blue Ribbon Run for Colorectal Cancer Research at PO Box 4611, Wilmington, NC 28403. Donations can also be made at All contributions will go directly to the UNC Lineberger Cancer Research Center and will be given in Andy’s name.

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