Saturday, April 3, 2010

Charles G. Austin

Belmont, NY - Charles G. Austin of 4935 B State Route 19 South passed away at home on Friday April 2, 2010. He was born on August 23, 1924 in Dale to Cecil and Gertrude Poste Austin. Charlie was predeceased by his first wife Eleanor and on October 16, 1993 in Kensington Maryland he married Mary Frazer who survives.

Charlie was a long time resident of Belmont who graduated from Wyoming Central School and for most of his life he was a dairy farmer. Charlie transported Allegany County residents to their doctor appointments, later he drove for Meals on Wheels and he sold corn and rhubarb from his home. He liked square dancing and enjoyed attending the country music sessions on Mondays and Thursdays in Wellsville. Charlie had a great sense of humor and his joke telling will be missed. He will be remembered as an independent man who was too proud to ask for help but was always willing to help others when asked. His memberships include: The Dairymen's League, National Farmers Organization, the Farm Bureau and the Belmont Grange and since 1974 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Wellsville.

Survivors include: His wife Mary; 3 sons, David C. (Susan D.) Austin of Friendship, Joseph C. (Barbara) Austin of Cuba and Michael J. (Susan L.) Austin of Churchville; 2 daughters, Mary Ellen Austin and her fiancé Ray Burdick of Belmont and Christine M. (Daniel) Lyon of Salt Lake City, Utah; a step son, David W. Morgan of Bath; 23 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews. Charlie was predeceased by his first wife Eleanor; a daughter Brenda J. Austin; a stepdaughter, Rosemary Hovis; a brother Victor Austin and a sister Charlotte Beyers.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, April 6, from 6 to 9 pm in the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home at 17 Schuyler Street in Belmont. His funeral service will take place on Wednesday at 11 am in the funeral home with Kurt Shillig of The Church of Jesus Christ of latter Day Saints. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery and memorials in Charlie's name may be made to the Office of the Aging in Belmont.


  1. Dear Mary,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. How we love Charlie! I remember the first time I met the two of you. It was our first Sunday at church and Charlie bet me a quarter he could give me a kiss on the cheek without even touching. He then kissed me on the cheek and handed me a quarter! It made an impression. We miss you! Love, The Ludlow's (Brian, Wendy, Nicholi, Mazie, Sara, Guy and Ruby)

  2. Dear Aunt Mary:

    We were so sad to hear of Charlie's death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and with Charlies family.
    All our love
    Maria & Bob

  3. Mary,

    We absolutely loved Charlie and we've missed you both since we moved from the area. We were so sad to hear of his passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Karl & Conni Harrison & boys