I. Claire “Peach” Austin
October 4, 1927 - December 6, 2020
I. Claire “Peach” Austin, age 93, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Sunday, December 6, 2020.
Born on October 4, 1927 in Wilmington, DE, she was a daughter of Willard and Iva McKendrick. After graduating from high school, Peach spent many years creating a loving home for her family. She enjoyed baking and fed her wanderlust through travel. Peach was a life member of the Five Points Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. She treasured spending time with her family, pet dogs, and always looked forward to family gatherings.
In addition to her parents, Peach is preceded in death by her devoted husband, Edward C. Austin; son, Edward W. Austin; sisters, Winifred McKendrick and Helen Baffone; and grandchild, Chris Younker. She is survived by her children, Deborah Pruitt of Wilmington, Vicki Loney of Galivants Ferry, SC, Donna Younker (Robert) of Newark, and Gregory Austin (Cathy) of New Castle; daughter-in-law, Susan Austin; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.
All services will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Peach’s memory to the Five Points Ladies Axillary, 209 South Maryland Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19804.