Robert Eugene Austin, 85, Indiana, passed away Sunday, June 26, 2022 while at St. Andrew’s Village.
The son of Warren H. and Elsie Myrtle (Fink) Austin, he was born May 27, 1937 in Latrobe, PA.
Robert grew up a farm boy and his love for nature and animals continued throughout his life. He served in the United States Army from 1955 to 1958. Robert enjoyed caring for all pets but especially enjoyed his time with his cat, Maynard. Robert enjoyed good conversations, tinkering with lawn mowers, watching old movies, baking his favorite Irish Soda bread, cooking, and caring for his wife. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, uncle, great uncle, grandfather, and great grandfather.
Surviving is his wife Jean (Woods) Austin whom he wed July 22, 1967; children, Floyd T. “Jr.” Fleeger, Lori (Al) Austin-Fisher, and Cheryl (Bill Allison) Austin; sister, Esther (Harry) Dunmire; grandchildren, Sheri, Tim, Rick, Tony, and Mike Woods, AJ (Andrea) Fisher, Tonyalea (Nick) Fisher, Zack (Marie) Fisher, Mark (Katie) Backus, Charlene (Brent) Blose, and Elizabeth Flanders; and many great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Charles “Sonny” Austin; sister, Marie Austin; stepson, Floyd “Punk” Woods; grandson, Tony Woods; and a great granddaughter, Casey Greenwald.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 21, 2022 at St. Andrew's Village. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the John A. Lefdahl Funeral Home.