Edward W. Austin
Mr. Edward W. Austin, age 57, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Wednesday, February 1, 2012.
Mr. Austin was born in Wilmington on August 20, 1954, and was a graduate of Delcastle Technical High School with a diploma in electrical trade. Working various jobs, he found himself committed to the family business, Austin & Pruitt, a highly-regarded local fire safety consulting firm. He was a former member of Five Points Volunteer Fire Company.
An avid sports fan throughout his life, Mr. Austin looked forward to rooting each season for his favorite teams, the Chicago Bears and the New York Mets. He also followed NASCAR racing, particularly his favorite driver, Kurt Busch. In his leisure hours, he enjoyed playing pool and fishing on Lums Pond.
Most of all, Mr. Austin will be remembered as a devoted family man who enjoyed spending time with his wife, children, and extended family.
He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Clarence Brooks. He is survived by his beloved wife of 19 years, Susan R. Austin; children, Tim Austin of Wilmington and Jessica Austin of New Castle; daughter-in-law, Kara Austin; parents, Claire and Edward Austin of Wilmington; brother, Greg Austin (Shannon) of New Castle; sisters, Debbie Pruitt (fiancé, Gene McLaughlin) of Wilmington, Vicki Loney of Clayton, and Donna Younker (Bobby) of Newark; mother-in-law, Ruth Brooks of New Castle; and his pet Yellow Lab, Max.
The family extends their gratitude to the doctors and nurses of the Helen Graham Cancer Center and of Heartland Hospice House.
A visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm on Tuesday, February 7, 2012, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, 19720. Other services will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mr. Austin may be made to The Jessica Austin Education Fund, c/o Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home at the address above.