John Austin

Obituary of John L. Austin

John Leslie "Les" Austin, born October 24, 1951 in Schenectady, NY, died Tuesday November 23, 2021 at the age of 70. Les is the son of the late John Bennett and Pauline S. Austin and graduated from Niskayuna High School, Niskayuna, NY in 1969. After high school, he went on to earn his college degree from Brown University in Rhode Island. Les was adventurous and was able to travel throughout Europe, India and various parts of the United States to have different life experiences. He always enjoyed sports such as lacrosse, golf and had a great love of fishing. He played the piano, while his artistic side led him to creating mosaics out of tile, mostly of fish and animals. In his quiet time, he was an avid reader and especially liked English literature. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother Douglas G. Austin. He is survived by his sister Sandra Austin Jensen and her husband Eric, sister-in-law Jean S. Austin, nephew Jeff W. Austin and wife Elissa, niece Kathy M. Austin Kerns and husband Dave and several great nieces and nephews, cousins: Paula L. Hill, Dick Hill, Eric Hill and several second cousins. A chapel service will be held 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday at Memory Gardens Cemetery Chapel, 983 Watervliet Shaker Rd., Albany, NY 12205. To leave a special message for the family visit, www.DalyFuneralHome.com In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.
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