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Gary L. Austin

November 27, 1950 ~ November 16, 2018 (age 67)

Gary L. Austin, age 67, of 17 Lincoln St., Ridgway, died Friday evening, November 16, 2018, at UPMC Hamot following a brief illness.  He was born November 27, 1950, in Ridgway, son of the late Robert E. and Pauline M. (Gasbarre) Austin.  He married Maureen L. Mullen on October 17, 1987, she survives.  He resided in Ridgway most of his life and also in Amherst, NY.  He was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Ridgway Elks.  He was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School.  He served in the U.S. Navy and was a Veteran of the Vietnam War.  He had been employed by Clarion Sintered Metals for 24 years.  


He is survived by his wife Maureen L. Austin of Ridgway, the following children:  Leanne (Richard) McClelland of St. Marys, Steven Austin of Amherst, NY, Nicholas (Nikki) Galbo of Ridgway, Sara (James) Paolello of Erie, 5 grandchildren:  Summer, Isabella, Nolan, Calvin, and Alex, 2 brothers:  Ken (Roxanne) Austin of Kersey and William (Lisa) Austin of Corning, NY, 2 sisters:  Kathy (Keith) Mader of Ridgway and Patricia (Gary) Kline of Brockway, and numerous nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents, he was preceded death by 1 brother Robert Austin.


A Memorial Service for Gary L. Austin will be held at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church on Saturday, December 1, 2018, at 11:00 AM with Military Honors accorded by the Ridgway Servicemen’s Burial Detail.  Officiating will be Rev. Susan Fox, Pastor of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church.  There will be no visitation.  Memorials, if desired, can be made to the Elk County Humane Society.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Thompson Funeral Home.

Donations may be made to:

Elk County Humane Society
1029 Eschbach Rd., St. Marys PA 15857

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