Robert W. Austin, Sr.
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AGE: 82 • Deptford, NJ
Robert W. Austin, Sr. age 82 of Deptford, passed peacefully on Thursday, March 6, 2014. Robert was born to the late William R., Sr. and Naomi F. (nee Ernst) Austin in 1932. He proudly served his country with the US Army and was a Veteran of the Korean War. Mr. Austin was a self-employed carpenter who was an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan. He enjoyed gardening (especially his tomatoes), collecting records and was a Big Band enthusiast.
Robert was predeceased by his beloved wife Gladis in 2009. He is the loving father of Juanita "Terry" Austin, Robert W. Austin, Jr., and William R. Austin, Sr.(Donna). Mr. Austin is the proud grandfather of Allysha Austin and Bill Austin, Jr. He is the dear brother of Naomi Smith (Bill) and the late William R. Austin, Jr. (the late Barbara). He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and their families, as well as many dear friends.
Family and friends are invited to attend Mr. Austin's viewing on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 12:30 to 1:30 PM at Earle Funeral Home, 122 W.Church St., Blackwood, NJ 08012. Funeral service will begin at 1:30 with interment and military honors to immediately follow at Gloucester County Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Monroe Twp., NJ.
Earle Funeral Home
122 W. Church St.
Blackwood, NJ 08012
Published in Courier-Post on Mar. 9, 2014