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Oliver B.

April 30, 1934 – November 12, 2018

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Obituary for Oliver B. Austin


WEST STOCKHOLM - Mr. Oliver B. Austin, 84, of County Route 57, unexpectedly passed away Monday morning, November 12, 2018 at his home.

Oliver was born April 30, 1934 in Stockholm, the son of the late Bernard and Mayford (Rockwood) Austin. He attended schools in West Stockholm and graduated from Potsdam High School. On September 21, 1957, he married Beverly A. LaBarge at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. She predeceased him on June 9, 2016.

Oliver was a manager for Abelove’s Linen Supply in Potsdam for 30 years until his retirement. He and his late wife also owned and operated Austin’s Convenience Store in West Stockholm for many years. Oliver was a member of the West Stockholm Methodist Church and enjoyed morning coffee with the McDonald’s Coffee Club. He also enjoyed hunting and was very regimented in his daily exercise and walk at SUNY Potsdam. He greatest enjoyment was the time he was able to spend with his family.

Oliver is survived by his children and their spouses, Michael and Lisa Austin of Boise, Idaho; John and Dreama Austin of Harrisonburg, Virginia; and Diane and Bob Quicke of West Stockholm; his grandchildren, Shanna Austin, Nicole and DJ Diehl, Christopher Austin, Rob Jr. and Natasha Quicke, Chad Quicke and Meghan Cook, and Travis and Kristie Quicke; and his great grandchildren, Elijah, Ella, Hunter, Haylee, Hudson, Liam, and Avalyn.

He is also survived by his brothers, Paul and Joan Austin of West Stockholm and Jack and Jane Austin of Sanfordville; and his sisters, Barbara McLellan of Franklin, Tennessee and Virginia and Robert Morrow of Florida; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Kenneth O. Austin in 2006 and a sister, Alice Derosia in 2008.

Friends may call Friday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at the Donaldson-Seymour Funeral Home, Potsdam, where funeral services will be held at 12:00 pm with Lay Pastor, Martha Helmer, officiating. Burial will follow the services at West Stockholm Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the West Stockholm Methodist Church Memorial Fund.

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When Friday, November 16th, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Donaldson ~ Seymour Funeral Home
4 Cedar Street
Potsdam, NY 13676

Service Information

Friday, November 16th, 2018 12:00pm
Lay Pastoral Assistant Martha Helmer
Donaldson ~ Seymour Funeral Home
4 Cedar Street
Potsdam, NY 13676

Interment Information

West Stockholm Cemetery
West Stockholm, NY 13696