He was born April 3, 1925, in Saint Clair, and resided for most of his life in Orwigsburg.
A World War II Navy veteran, Austin served on the aircraft carrier USS Franklin CV13.
He was also a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College, where he was the quarterback for the football team and earned his master’s degree. Throughout his life, Austin was an educator. He spent more than 30 years teaching, coaching and being the principal of Blue Mountain Area High School. After retiring from education, Austin spent 13 years as the mayor of Orwigsburg. He was also a member of the American Legion.
Austin is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Ann Machusky Scandiber; daughters, Cynthia Ann Wishire, Sandra Scandiber and Kathy Crow. He also leaves behind two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Austin’s remains will be inured at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, at a later date. Online condolences may be left at www.heritagecares.com.
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Published in Republican & Herald on Aug. 25, 2017