Robert William Austin, 88, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, after a long battle with dementia in Dedham, Mass.

Robert William Austin, 88, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, after a long battle with dementia in Dedham, Mass.

He was born in Brighton, Colo., and graduated from Denver University. He served in the Army during the Korean war. Robert’s career as a salesmen brought him to Independence in 1967. He and his wife, Ruth, were long-time members at Christ United Methodist Church.

He was the beloved husband of Ruth Austin; devoted father of Lynne Austin-Tolley and her husband, Michael Tolley, of Dedham, Peter Austin of Independence, Mo., and Jeffrey Austin and his wife, Connie, of Atlanta, Ga.; and grandfather of Andrew, Katherine and Hayley Tuckett.

Services were in Dedham, Mass.

 

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