Edward Austin

Edward F. Austin May 26, 1918 - Feb. 13, 2013 Resident of Mountain View 94, Edward was raised in Scarsdale NY. After high school he became employed by the US Post Office as a letter carrier. He married Irene Piva in 1940 (deceased). Shortly after transfered to Los Angeles CA. Served proudly in the Navy during WWII and Korea after honorable discharge transferred to Redwood City Post Office and settled in Los Altos for 52 years. Appointed Postmaster of Moffett Field in 1963. A few years later he was promoted to Postal Service Officer and worked in the western region office in San Francisco until his retirement in 1971. He was a founding member of Saint Williams Parish. He remained active in the Church. He was also a member of Knights of Columbus, Saint Sebastian Council. He leaves behind three sons, Wayne (Linda), James (Victoria), and Edward. Also two grandchildren Michael and Teresa. Rosary and Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, February 21, 10:30am at Saint Williams Church 611 south El Monte. Los Altos Burial at Gates of Heaven Cemetery, Cupertino followed by refreshments at the Church Hall.

Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Feb. 20, 2013