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Ross E. Austin, Esq.

Died: 4/6/2011

Mr. Ross E. Austin, Esq. age 70, of Newark, DE, died on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at Christiana Hospital.

Born in Toledo, OH, on June 1, 1940, Ross was a son of the late Robert T. Austin and Marion Ross Austin. He was a graduate of the prestigious Kodaikanal International School and went on to receive his bachelors degree in engineering and juris doctorate from The Ohio State University, where he was a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity.

Ross made his career working as an attorney for the DuPont Company at the Wilmington corporate offices, retiring after 36 years of service. Active in his community, he was a longtime member of the Rotary Club of Newark, the Newark Country Club, and the Newark Senior Center. He also volunteered for many years with the Board of Elections. An avid and talented golfer throughout his life, he particularly enjoyed golf after his retirement when he was able to play at many local courses, as well as other famous courses across the country.

He is survived by beloved wife of 49 years, Sharon Rohr Austin; daughters, Beth Austin Robert (Frank) of Sykesville, MD, and Vicki Austin Tyranski (Gary) of Canton, MD; brothers, Gary Austin of Cincinnati, OH, Dan Austin (Ann) of Shaker Heights, OH, and David Austin (Leslie) of Alliance, OH; granddaughters, Jill Robert and Lindsay Robert; and his beloved Chocolate Labrador, Penny.

Visitation will be held from 7 pm to 9 pm on Sunday, April 10th, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark. A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Monday, April 11th, at St. Pauls Lutheran Church, 701 S. College Avenue, Newark, with a reception following at the Newark Country Club, 300 W. Main Street, Newark.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Ross may be made to the Delaware Humane Association, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801; or to the American Cancer Society, 92 Reads Way, Ste. 205, New Castle, DE 19720.

To sign guest book, visit SPICER-MULLIKIN FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY 302-328-2213

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