Donald Howard Austin Passed away on March 31st, 2013 with his family at his side. Don was born in Salem, OR, on August 1, 1946, to Howard and Helen (Zuber) Austin. He attended USF and graduated from Santa Clara University with a degree in Civil Engineering. His career focused on heavy construction. He married his college sweetheart, Nancy (Streuter), and eventually they settled in San Anselmo, where they raised their two children, Thomas (Rose) Austin and Kathryn (Brandon) Collins. Don loved the outdoors and enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing and skiing with his family and friends. In addition to his wife and children Don is survived by two grandsons, Chael and Lane, and his brother Douglas (Beckey) Austin. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, April 13th at 11:00AM at St. Rita's Church in Fairfax. Donations may be made to the PKD Foundation, 8330 Ward Parkway, Ste. 510, Kansas City, MO 64114-2000 or to a .

Published in Marin Independent Journal from Apr. 6 to Apr. 10, 2013