David M. Austin, Sr.

February 22, 1938 ~ December 4, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old

David Austin, Sr. Obituary

Williamsport, MD – David M. Austin, Sr., 85, of Williamsport, MD passed away on Monday, December 4, 2023, at Seaton Senior Living in Hagerstown, MD.

David was born on February 22, 1938, in Boston, Massachusetts to the late Henry Willard and Eva Grace (Nickerson) Austin.

He was a 1957 graduate of Los Lunas High School in New Mexico.

David was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

He was employed by FEMA working in communications for 35 years until his retirement in January of 1994.

David attended St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hagerstown, MD with his wife Rita.

He later retired from Fort Detrick in April of 2015. He was a loyal employee and rarely missed work.

David enjoyed attending his grandsons’ sporting events and loved spending time with his family. He was also an avid Dallas Cowboys and Boston Red Sox fan.

He is survived by his wife Rita T. (Moya) Austin of Williamsport, MD whom he married in July of 1962; daughter Yvonne Austin of Williamsport, MD; daughter Cindy Crist and husband Wes of Hagerstown, MD; son David Austin, Jr. and wife Jodi of Williamsport, MD; sister Claire Otero and husband Wilfred of Corrales, NM; grandsons: Kyle Crist and wife Ashley of Delray Beach, FL and Daniel Crist of Falling Waters, WV; great grandson Brooks Crist; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by 2 brothers Willard and Don Austin and a sister Esther May Austin.

Services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17 Chicago, IL 60601.

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