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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Raymond P. Austin, 83, of 65 Interstate Parkway, Bradford, PA

Raymond P. Austin, 83, of 65 Interstate Parkway, Bradford, passed away, Saturday, December 22, 2012, peacefully, at the Pavilion @ BRMC, surrounded by his loving children.

Born March 14, 1929, in Bradford he was the son of the late Raymond L. and Hazel May (Crandall) Austin. He was a a 1947 graduate of Bradford High School and later furthered his education in the late 1970's at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

On July 16, 1955 in Bradford he married Shirley I. (Sheffield) Austin who survives.

From 1947 to 1949 he worked as an apprentice at Bovaird and Seafang. Then in 1949 he, and his father formed a partnership, and began Austin Pattern Works. He was still owner at the time of his death.

He attended the First Presbyterian Church, where he volunteered with the youth group, was a member of the Couples Club, and the Silver Link Society, where he held various offices. He also volunteered for the American Red Cross Meals on Wheels Program for over 40 years, and was a member of the Toastmaster's Club.

In addition to his wife Shirley, of 57 years he is survived by a daughter, Cherie (Robert) James, of Virginia Beach VA., and a son, Mark (Susan) Austin, of Bradford, six grandchildren; Ashley (Trevor) Horsley of Olean, Mark Austin of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Michael Austin, of Bradford, Alex James of Virginia Beach, VA, Matthew Austin of Bradford, and Andrew James of Virginia Beach, VA, three great grandchildren., Riley Horsley, Evelyn Austin and Rex Horsley. 

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister Dorothy Austin.

At the family's request there will be no visitation. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date and time to be announced in the spring. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Machias, NY.

Arrangements are under the directions of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to: the American Red Cross, Meals on Wheels Program, The First Presbyterian Church, or the charity of the donors choice.

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