Sharon Rohr Austin
December 25, 1938 - June 24, 2016
Sharon Rohr Austin, age 77, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 24, 2016.
Born in Columbus, OH, on Christmas Day, 1938, Mrs. Austin was a daughter of the late Lovell W. and Marie E. (Kashner) Rohr. She attained her Registered Nurse’s certification from Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, OH in 1959 and in 1961 received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The Ohio State University. Sharon married Ross E. Austin in August 1962. They were happily married for 49 years sharing the raising of their daughters as well as many traveling trips and adventures. In addition to raising her family, she served as the school nurse at Newark High for many years.
Active in her community, Mrs. Austin was a longtime member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Newark Century Club, the Newark Country Club and the Hockessin Athletic Club. She was an avid Ohio State football fan. In her leisure time, Mrs. Austin enjoyed cruising the world with her sisters and friends. She held a special place in her heart for animals of all kinds, especially her feline companion, Smokey. Above all else, Mrs. Austin will be remembered as a devoted and loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ross E. Austin, Esq. She is survived by her daughters, Beth Austin Robert (Frank) of Sykesville, MD and Vicki Austin Tyranski (Gary) of Baltimore, MD; sisters, Joan Hepps of Yorba Linda, CA and Diana Mollica (Jerry) of Athens, OH; and grandchildren, Jillian and Lindsay Robert.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5 pm until 7 pm on Thursday evening, June 30, 2016 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE. A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Friday morning, July 1, 2016 at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 701 S. College Avenue, Newark, DE. Interment will follow in the Head of Christiana Cemetery, Newark, DE.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Delaware Humane Association, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.