Ralph “Darrell” Austin, 84, Pond Hill, died Aug. 28, 2017, at Guardian Health Care and Rehabilitation, Nanticoke, where he was a guest for the past month.
Born in Hunlock Creek on July 16, 1933, he was a son of the late Hobart S. and Susan G. Dodson Austin. He was a graduate of Lake Lehman High School and served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War. After an honorable discharge, he was self-employed in the highway construction industry until he retired.
Darrell was a member of Emmanuel UCC, Dorrance, and attended Berwick Christian Church.
He was a talented singer and enjoyed music. He was a mechanic and enjoyed the rewards of a job well done.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Kevin Austin, in 2016; sister, Betty Jayne Hall; and brother, Hobart Austin Jr.
He will be greatly missed by his wife of nearly 60 years, Cynthia J. (Ogan) Austin; daughter, Shari Rodino and husband, Thomas, Nescopeck Twp.; granddaughter, Molly Rodino; daughter-in-law, Patricia Austin, New York, and her son, Danny Congden; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held at Heller Funeral Home LLC, Nescopeck. Interment will follow in Slocum Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are
suggested to The Michael J. Fox Foundation, P. O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014.
The family would like to thank the staff of Guardian Health Care and Rehabilitation for their kind and compassionate care.
Messages of comfort may be sent to email@example.com.