Michael R. Austin Sr., 81, of Zion Grove, passed away Monday evening, January 4, 2021 at Fritzingertown Senior Living Community, Drums.
Born in Philadelphia, May 23, 1939, he was the son of the late Sid Ellis and Marie (Quigley) Austin Ellis and spent the past 15 years in Zion Grove, after moving from Philadelphia.
Michael had worked as a Book Binder for Pearl, Pressman and Liberty, Philadelphia. He was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Parish, West Hazleton. He enjoyed fishing, playing Pinochle and shooting darts. Mike loved spending time with his family especially his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by his wife, the former Judith Trevorah; a son John Austin; and a brother Stephen Austin.
Surviving are his children Michael "Rick" Austin, Jr. and his wife Debra, Pennsauken, NJ; Joseph Austin and his wife Kelly, Zion Grove; Suzannah Price and her husband Will, Broomall; and Steven Austin and his wife Karly, Bensalem; a brother Daniel Ellis, Medford, NJ; eleven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
His funeral will be held Saturday January 9, 2021 at 2 pm from Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc. (East) 669 W. Butler Drive, Drums. Interment will take place privately at a later date. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from Noon until the time of the serivce.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at www.stjude.org. Online condolences can be entered and more information is available at www.harmanfuneral.com.
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