Austin, Russell George
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passed away on September 20, 2012 in Mesa, Arizona. Russell was born with Downs Syndrome and was a very special person whom everyone loved that knew or cared for him. He worked at Marc Center Sheltered Work Shop and he lived at Marc Center's Group Home that his parents helped to start in the 1970s. Russell was preceded in death by Roger Austin, Mabel Crandall, Jerry Austin, David Austin and Sara Meyers. He is survived by his parents, Lawrence and Mabel Austin; sisters Edie Rudrick and Florence Lembeck; brother Stuart Austin; 23 nieces and nephews. We love you. There are too many people to mention that cared for Russell and that helped him develop into the great person that he was. Visitation to be held at 9:00 am, Friday, September 28, 2012 with Services to follow at 9:30 am at Melcher Mortuary Chapel of the Roses, 43 S. Stapley Dr., Mesa, AZ. Burial will be at City of Mesa Cemetery. www.melchermission.com
Published in The Arizona Republic from Sept. 25 to Sept. 27, 2012