Wellsville, NY - Harold C. "Hod" Austin, 78, of 25 Pleasant Street passed away on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at Jones Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. He was born October 16, 1935 in Belfast, the son of Cash and Florence (Bledsoe) Austin. On July 24, 1965 in Washington DC he married Jean Densmore who survives.
He was a 20 year veteran of the U. S. Air Force and had served in Vietnam. He was a long time Club Pro at the Wellsville Country Club and was employed for many years at the New York State, Department of Transportation.
Surviving in addition to his wife is a daughter, Christine Dingman of Tampa, FL, and her children, Karli and Tadd, a son, Darrell Austin of Tampa, FL, a daughter, Isabelle Thelen-Seifried of Speyer, Germany, two brothers, Dave Gordon of Long Island and Steve Austin of Dunnellon, FL, one sister, Janet Hungerford of Wellsville as well as several nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Judy Ellsworth.
The American Legion will honor his military service on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 2:00 pm in the American Legion Post 702, 23 Jefferson Street in Wellsville. The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps, American Legion Post 702, VFW Post 2530 or any charity of the donor's choice. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.