Roger James Austin

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Austin, Roger James

Utica, NY: Roger James Austin, 78, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at St. Luke's Home in New Hartford, NY, following a brief illness.

He is predeceased by his father and mother, James and Dorothy (McIntyre) and sister Delores J. Allbright. He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Nancy (Brown) Austin; daughters Judith Austin-Hubsch (Michael) and Barbara Peck (Perry); sons Michael (Penny); Phillip Roger (Amy); and William James (Mary Kay). He is also survived by grandchildren Perry P. Peck, III, Eric Wm. Peck, Chandra (Peck) Bowen, Sean Austin, Abbie Austin and Kyle Austin and great grandchildren, Kailyn Bowen, Kaden Bowen, Colin Peck, Mason Peck and Avery Peck. He is also survived by stepchildren; Donna Woolschlager (Gary); Michael Pierce (Diane); Nancie Ann DesPres (Kim); Edward Pierce; Alison Bruce (Doug); step grandchildren Derek Bruce; Devon Bruce; Lisa Ann Rizzo; Nicole Bermaster; and step great-grandchild Olivia Rizzo.

Roger was born and raised in Utica, New York and also lived in Rochester, NY for 20 years; he was a U.S. Armed Forces veteran.

A private graveside burial will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2013. Arrangements are with the Dimbleby, Friedel and Edmunds Funeral Home, New Hartford.

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Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on Nov. 3, 2013