John William Austin

John William Austin

January 29, 1923 - April 30, 2006

John William Austin

January 29, 1923 - April 30, 2006


John William Austin,Lt. Col. USAF Ret. born on January 29, 1923 in Cleveland OH, died on Sunday, April 30, 2006, at his home in Irvine, California, surrounded by his devoted family.

Preceded in death by his beloved wife, ALLA, and an infant daughter, Diana. He is survived by his loving daughters, Margaret Austin and her partner, Brenda Gaines, of Dayton, OH, Joanne Lorton of Irvine, CA, Barbara Austin of Santa Ana, CA, and a loving son, John R. Austin of Irvine, CA.

John proudly served his country in World War II, the Korean Conflict, and the Viet Nam War. After retirement he was very involved in his local homeowners’ association UCA and other neighborhood activities. He and Alla also supported St. Innocent’s Orphanage in Mexico through their church.

John will be greatly missed by his family and friends scattered all over the world.

A Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 3, 2006 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. with the Trisagion Memorial Service held at 7:00 PM at O’Connor Laguna Hills Mortuary, 25301 Alicia Pkwy., Laguna Hills California.

A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2006 at 10:00 AM at St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church, 4949 Alton Pkwy., Irvine, California.

An Interment immediately follows at El Toro Memorial Park in Lake Forest, California.

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6 responses to John William Austin

  1. Jerome and I share in the sadness in your dad’s passing and the joy in knowing that your relationship grew in love and appreciation for each other over the last years. Thank you for giving us the privilege of knowing him through you.

  2. I had the pleasure of knowing John for only a few brief years. Yet I knew him as a delightful, witty, articulate, bright, and kind man…and an irrepressible flirt! I will always smile remembering him. He will be sorely missed.

  3. We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
    Love you
    Elly, Leon and Sofia

  4. Our heart and prayers go out to all the Austin family in this time of loss. Please know that John was loved by so many in our community. Your grief is shared by his “extended” family.

    John was in many ways the spirit of our little community here in University Park. He gave so generously to all of us who knew him. Our only consolation is that he is now with his beloved wife, Alla. May he rest in peace.

  5. My deapest sympathy goes out to the whole family. Although I never met John, I felt that I knew him through Joanne’s thoughts. God be with you all. All of my love Joanne.


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