Age 63, of Ross Twp., was chosen by the Lord on Friday, May 24, 2013, after a brief battle with cancer. He is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Nancy (Hays) Austin; his son, Robert Austin of Lewisville, NC; daughter, Lori (Billy) Baum of McCandless; and son, Richard Austin of Tampa, FL; son of the late Marjorie (Boehm) and Richard Austin; beloved brother of Cynthia Sommer and other beloved siblings. Walt was the proud Pappy of Kennedy, Connor and Carson Austin of Lewisville, NC. He will be missed by his four-legged little buddy, Bear, a.k.a. Sparky. Family will welcome friends on Sunday, 2-4 6-8 p.m. at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 388 Center Avenue in West View, 15229. There will be no visitation on Monday in remembrance of the Memorial Holiday. Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. in St. Athanasius Church (Please meet at Church). Interment in North Side Catholic Cemetery. Walt proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was a member of the 171st Air National Guard in Desert Shield, Desert Storm and Kosovo. Prior to his retirement, he was employed with the Port Authority of Allegheny County. Please pay tribute at:
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Schellhaas Funeral Home West View
388 Center Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15229
(412) 931-5497

Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on May 26, 2013