Bruce & Julie: I just heard of your loss. I've been thinking of yall since I heard. I am so, so sad over this. I'll be praying.
I just learned today of Austin's demise. My heart is broken for his parents, family, and friends, and those in the future he would have charmed. He had taken my Arbitration training a few weeks weeks before his passing and was a natural. His poise, common sense, and good heart soared in the class. My husband and I can only offer you our prayers and deepest sympathy in the loss for all of us. May his memory be eternal. Everyone in his class and staff of Manousso Mediation Training will miss him.
Descansa en paz y acuerdate de todos los que te quieren,
Rezamos por ti
Descansa en Paz y acuerdate de todos los que te quieren,
Lydia Ballesteros, mama de Stephanie
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family
Bruce, Julie and Dylan, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this tragic loss. I can't begin to imagine what each of you must be going through.
it seems like yesterday the last time i saw you buddy just laughtung and having a few cold ones ill never forget the way you make everyone feel better by just being in the sane room the world is a darker place now youre gone
you will be truley missed sleep well my friend my thoughts and prayers go out to your family and frends
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil, for YOU are with me. Our deepest sympathies during this time.
I am so sorry for your loss. Austin made this world a brighter place. He was always a smiling face across campus. My heartfelt condolences.
I am so sorry for the loss of our dear Austin. We will love you forever.
To the entire Stanfill family and friends:
We are so sorry to hear of your loss.
I met Austin at SOTW my freshman year and he was the sweetest, most amazing person at that school. He was so kind to me. Being new and very fearful of what to expect he showed me around and comforted me in times of need. Although, I haven't spoken to him much since high school I know he has made lots and lots of accomplishments that we should all be proud of. He has touched so many of our hearts and nothing will ever take the pain away but knowing that he made such a big change in so many peoples lives truly is amazing and his memory will live inside all of us forever. They always say that when your loved ones are truly happy and with God up in Heaven that they let you know. The other night I looked up to the sky and there was the brightest star shining down. It was Austin letting us all know he is and always will be forever with us in our hearts. He is now our angel. Until we meet again Austin.
Growing up with Austin is something no one will ever be able to take away from me. A fine young man has been lost sooner than anyone could have imagined. May you finally rest your head in peace.
What a fine young man you were blessed to raise. As a fellow parent of three sons, my heart grieves with you at this time. God will comfort you all during this time. Joy may not come tomorrow, but it will come soon.
I got a chance to meet Austin at a few IS meetings last year at University of St. Thomas. Although we did not know each other well we always said hello to each other. To the family please remember "Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal"
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Dance with the angels Austin! You will forever be in my heart as the best childhood friend I could ever have! I know we weren't as close in our latter years, but nonetheless I will cherish those childhood memories we had forever and ever. LOVE YOU AUSTIN, JULIE, BRUCE AND DYLAN
"Find the line, and then step firmly across." The acorn did not fall far from the tree. I fondly remember several times when Austin was young and did things that a concerned parent felt he needed to correct -- but Bruce couldn't because, as he said with a smile, "I did the same thing when I was young." Austin burned with the passion and reflected the values of his mother, father and brother. Julie, Bruce and Dylan, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I wish you peace.
As you grieve Austin's loss at this time, may you also be able to celebrate his life, his contribution, and his influence.
I was fortunate to be his teacher for one year. I'll remember him for his intelligence, passion, compassion, honesty, and courage. Austin may you rest in peace!
Bruce, Julie, and Dylan - There are no words to adequately express my deepest sympathy to you. All of you are in my heart, my thoughts, and my prayers. My life was truly enriched living next door and being part of Austin's and Dylan's growing up - as well as being part of your extended family. When Austin and Dylan visited with me last year in Cocoa Beach, I was thrilled to see how the boys had grown into wonderful young men. We had the chance to re-visit many adventures from their childhood ... round as the moon ... "special" dance ... racing Gypsy across the pool... Christmas mornings. Then they shared the years I have missed and their plans for the future. I know that he loved you all very much. There was always a special bond between Austin and myself. I will miss him greatly. Gay
Thinking of you and praying for y'all during this unimaginable loss, and will continue to do so.
Austin was bright smiles and concentrated effort. It is our loss that he will not be able to make the changes in the world that he sought. I think he would have appreciated this Native American Prayer:
I give you this one thought to keep - ?
I am with you still - I do not sleep. ?
I am a thousand winds that blow, ?
I am the diamond glints on snow, ?
I am sunlight on ripened grain, ?
I am the gentle autumn rain. ?
When you awake in the morning's hush ?
I am the swift, uplifting rush ?
Of quiet birds in circled flight. ?
I am the soft stars that shine at night. ?
Do not think of me as gone - ?
I am with you still - in each new dawn.
I taught Austin for two semesters of US History. He was always bright and lively, and we chatted outside of class quite often. Austin's passing is truly a tragedy for everyone who knew him - and those whose lives he could have touched. You have my deepest sympathies.
Austin was a bright, engaging student in the Advanced Public Relations II class that I taught at the University of St. Thomas two years ago. I can still hear his witty comments and fun banter in class. Such a tragic loss. My thoughts are with you, his family and friends.
I am so sorry for your loss. I remember babysitting Austin. He was such a great, amazing child. Your family is in my prayers!
My deepest sympathy to your family during this time of grief.
I am so terribly sorry for your loss. Austin made my life brighter from the very first day he signed up for my public speaking class. I looked forward to his funny, witty and often slightly irreverent, revolutionary observations about the world. When he came to me stating that he wanted to write a persuasive speech explaining why he was convinced that Jesus was a socialist, I knew that he would always have a special place in my heart. Over the next five years, we spent many hours in my office, talking about so many things like life, politics and the pain and joy of love. He truly became one of my "adopted" kids. The last time I saw Austin, we talked a long time again, about grad school and the future. At the end, he gave me one of his giant bear hugs. He was such a special person and I am so proud of him for everything he accomplished in his life. I will miss him dearly and offer my deepest condolences to you, all.
We're so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Dear Bruce, Julie, and Dylan,
My deepest sympathy during this very difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Julie and family, I will pray for comfort and peace for you. I am so sorry for the loss of your dear Austin.
I am so sorry for your loss, i know Austin a few days ago and i love him inmediatly, very bright kid. He told me want to know Monterrey, Mèxico.
I am the jaky aunt from Monterrey, N.L. Mèxico.
Blanca de Leòn S.
I am so sorry to hear about Austin who sounds like such an exceptional young man. I remember him as a child, coming to visit his dad at the office. It does seem that the brightest stars are often the ones which burn out the fastest. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this tragic time.
I am so sorry for the loss of your son, my deepest sympathies to you and your family members. He was a wonderful friend and colleague to me and so many at University of St. Thomas. He will always be remembered in our hearts.
Bruce and Julie, you are in my prayers. I am so sorry for your loss.
I enjoyed getting to know Austin over the past few years. Obviously very bright and personable with an apparently limitless future ahead.
My deepest sympathy.
For none of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself. For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's. For to this end Christ died and lived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.... Romans 14:7-9
All my thoughts and prayers to Austin's family. He was a great man and made my stay in Houston unforgatable. Very talented and willing to help others, I learnt a lot with him.
Merci pour tout et repose en paix.
Dear Bruce, Julie and Dylan, our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family at this time. We are thinking of you and keeping you and Austin in our thoughts and prayers.
With a sense of loss I express my sympathies to you and your family. I always thought Austin was a cheerful soul. It was my honor to be his Pediatrician when he was growing up.
John Caudill M. D.
I am so sorry to hear of of the loss of your son.
I am so sorry for your loss...I am Natalie's aunt. I know how special he was because they were bestfriends (brother and sister she said) when we went last Sept he was there for my niece giving her strengh. My daughter is deaf and he knew sign language and they signed alot together..she enjoyed that alot he was amazing. We are praying for you and your family.
Julie, Bruce and Dylan,
Our deepest sympathies, we are praying for you and Austin.
“For they cannot die anymore, because they are equal to angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.” -Luke 20:36
"Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him."-1 Thessalonians 4
JP Powelson and Zeidy Harris
I am so sad to hear about your loss....Austin was a pleasure and a wonderful young man. I will always remember the kindness and help he gave and the difference he made to someone I love dearly.
My deepest sympathies to your family.
Mrs. Julie and Mr. Bruce Stanfill I want to thank you for bringing into this world such a wonderful person that unexpectedly became part of so many people's hearts. Austin holds a very dear place in my heart and always will. He was the older brother which I never had, the best friend I always yearned for, and at times he also became like a hero coming to my rescue at the times which I thought no one would ever come. He was a wonderful, kind-hearted and funny person who would bring a smile in my face even when all I wanted to do was cry. For bringing such an amazing person in my life, I want to thank you. And I want you to know that you should be really proud parents to have a child like Austin who touched so many people's hearts.I also want you to know that he loved his family dearly because he always talk about the wonderful parents he had. Once again thank you and my prayers will always be with you.
Austin's sense of always doing what is right will stay with me forever. I met him in the first few days we both had attended St. Thomas. Though him and I were never the closest of friends, I was always happy to run into him on the rare occasions I did as conversing with him was nothing less than a great experience. Austin, Jackie, and his family will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.
Dearest Bruce, Julie, and Dylan,
I live very far but my heart cries daily for you. You are in my prayers that you will find a way to help you through this terribly hard time. God be with you!
Praying for your family...
Julie,Bruce and Dylan, My prayers are with you and my heart aches for you. I am very sorry for the loss of Austin, and all you are going through. I pray you feel God's love surrounding you and know His inner peace.
I am much too sad for words. You are in my prayers. Michael
I am so sorry I did not get to meet this wonderful young man, I will continue to pray for you and your family.
Julie, Bruce, and Dylan our deepest sympathies are with you. It is so hard to understand the whys of life. May your faith give you the needed strength during this tragic time. We love you and will keep you in our prayers and thoughts through the tough days ahead.
Praying for you Julie I am so sorry for your loss
May God's loving arms hold you and comfort you during this tragic loss.