Sunday, December 5, 2010

Passages - Malcolm Austin

I just got word this morning that my great uncle, Malcolm Austin, passed away in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Friday, December 3, 2010. In the above photo from about 1934, he is in the front on the right.

Malcolm Justin Austin was born in Manhattan, New York in 1929 and spent time growing up in Grahamsville,  New York. He was the youngest son of John Ralph Austin and Therese McGuiness. 

My memories of Uncle Mal, as he was called, were of him living with his family right above my great-grandparents house over in Grahamsville, New York. I'm not certain when he moved to Pennsylvania but I believe it was in the late 1970s. The last time I saw him was in 2005 at one of our family reunions.

From the information I received, Mal was cremated and a memorial service will be held in the future.

Photo: Gregory, Alfred and Malcolm Austin, abt 1934, location unknown. Digital photograph. Privately held by Thomas MacEntee, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Chicago, Illinois. 2009.

© 2010, copyright Thomas MacEntee


Cheryl Palmer said...

So very sorry for you and your families loss Thomas.

Kerry Scott said...

I'm so sorry. You and your family are in my thoughts.

Marianne McNanny said...

I knew him briefly but am forever touched by his grace, humor and generosity.

Marianne McNanny said...

I knew him briefly but am forever touched by his grace, humor and generosity.

Bill said...

Malcolm J. Austin

Malcolm J. Austin, 81, of Connellsville, died Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, in Excela Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. He was born Sept. 21, 1929, in New York, N.Y., a son of the late Ralph and Therese Austin. Malcolm was a member of Vanderbilt United Methodist Church. He graduated from the School of Blessed Sacrament in New York City in 1942. While residing in New York City, he was employed as a book keeper for several years. He then worked as an auto transporter up until his retirement. He then moved and resided in Connellsville until his death. Malcolm was a very active member of the Connellsville Moose Lodge No. 16. He was the president of the Moose Legion No. 121 and District 11 Moose secretary and also a volunteer for the Men of the Moose Charities. He is survived by a son, Stephen P. Austin, of Connellsville; grandchildren, Carley, Megan, Leeanne, Kelsey and Theresa Ann; brother, Gregory Austin; and several nieces and nephews. Malcolm requested no public viewing. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Connellsville Moose Lodge 16 with the Rev. David Bell officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side Connellsville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Vanderbilt United Methodist Church or the Moose International.