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Merle W. Austin

Obituary Condolences

Merle W. Austin

AGE: 95 • Vineland

Merle W. Austin (nee Willson), 95, of Vineland, NJ., passed away on Friday morning May 30, 2014 in the Millville Center. Mrs. Austin was born and raised in Vineland where she remained a lifelong city resident. She was the daughter of the late Mabel & Ray Willson and the wife of the late William K. Austin who died in 1987.

Merle was a graduate of Vineland High School Class of 1936 after which she attended Oberlin College & the Pierce Business School. Merle began her working career with the family operated Venice Maid Cannery Co in Vineland where she worked in the office for many years. She was a member of the 1st Presbyterian Church of Vineland & Zonta International where she was the treasurer for many years. Merle was a talented seamstress and enjoyed gardening and being out in her yard as well as spending her weekends down in Sea Isle City.

She is survived by her son & daughter in-law; Dr. Robert W. & Marilyn Austin, Grandsons; Jason & Justin McCaffrey. As well as several nieces & nephews

Relatives & friends will be received on Tuesday June 3, 2014 from 11:00 to 12:00 PM at the Pancoast Funeral Home, 676 S. Main Rd., Vineland, NJ., where her funeral service will be conducted at 12 Noon. Burial will be in the Siloam Cemetery, Vineland, NJ. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Cumb Co. S.P.C.A., 1244 N. Delsea Dr., Vineland, NJ 08360. To e-mail condolences & or tributes, please visit www.pancoastfuneralhome.com



Published in The Daily Journal on May 31, 2014
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