Edward Normand Austin 83, formally of Westwood Village, Claremont, NH, passed away December 9th 2016, at Valley Regional Hospital Claremont NH Following a period of failing health, and an extended stay at the VA White River Jct., VT.
He was born in Springfield, VT, to Elwood and Ruth Austin on October 15, 1933. He was predeceased by his wife Shirley Austin of Claremont, NH, and brother John Austin of Hummelstown, PA. He grew up in South Reading, VT.
Ed was a retired Navy veteran. While living in Hummelstown, PA, he was president of the Fuzzy Few Organization and served as a Borough Councilman. He worked as a draftsman for Gannett Fleming, Inc., of Harrisburg, PA, for 30 years before retiring to Claremont, NH, in 1995 after completing his work on the “Big Dig” in Boston. He later worked another 15 years driving the community bus in Claremont.
He was a member of the V.F.W. and also, the Elks Lodge both of Claremont, NH.
Edward had a great sense of humor, was an avid reader, and enjoyed making puzzles and traveling the backroads of his hometown of Reading, VT, reliving old stories of home. He was very proud of being the oldest Austin male.
Members of his family include-
His daughter Laurel Austin Hartwell and husband, Peter; and his son, Stephen Austin of Hummelstown PA; a grandson, Ryan Austin; a granddaughter Nicole Young and her husband Brian; 3 great granddaughters; Sarah, Samantha, Sabrina all of Hummelstown PA.
Two brothers: Andrew Austin and his wife Judith of Claremont NH, Tim Austin and his wife Diane of Weatherfield VT. Two sisters: Anne Austin Demers and husband George of E. Thetford VT and Elaine Austin Crossman and husband Phil of Vinalhaven ME plus many nieces and nephews
The family wishes to extend our deep appreciation to Dr. Ivar Frithsen and the Nurses and support staff at Valley Regional Hospital; also the staff at the VA in White River Jct. and Bayada Hospice for their excellent and compassionate care.
A special thank you to his niece Julie for the care she gave him during his time of need.
Per his request there will be no formal services. In lieu of flowers, Please send donations to The American Cancer Society or Sullivan County Humane Society at 14 Tremont Street Claremont, NH.
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