Austin A. Van Putten

November 22, 1938November 3, 2018

Austin Van Putten was born November 22, 1938 on the island of St. Thomas United States Virgin Islands to the union of Austin Alexander Van Putten and Bernice Evelyn Williams. Austin was the first born son to bless this union, and as a child he and his family migrated to the Bronx in New York City. Austin Alexander Van Putten was united with Frances Smith in 1961 in New York City, NY. Their union was blessed with three children, two daughters and one son. He was later joined in holy matrimony with Viola Gaines this union began July 31, 1975 and remained for 43 years until his death. Austin worked at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center for 4 plus years. He enjoyed fishing, reading and watching sports. The Brooklyn Dodgers were his favorite baseball team. His other passion in life was jazz music. Mr. Van Putten departed this life on November 3rd, 2018. He was preceded in death by his father Austin Van Putten Sr., mother, Bernice Stephens, stepfather, John Stephens, sister Beatrice Van Putten, brothers Allen Van Putten, Andre Van Putten, and Alston Van Putten and sister Deborah Shelton. He leaves to cherish his loving memory, his wife Viola Van Putten, daughters Velita Jackson, and Francine Taylor, and one son Anthony Austin Van Putten, two granddaughters Njari Stephen and Miyah Taylor and 2 great grandsons Imari and Josiah Stephen. One sister, Avery Jiminez, one brother Johnny Stephen and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Family and friends may gather at the Fero Funeral Home 5955 N. Lecanto Highway, Beverly Hills, FL on Wednesday November 7th, 2018 starting at 11:00 AM for a Memorial Service officiated by Al Hopkins. Words of condolence may be written at Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fero Funeral Home 5955 N. Lecanto Highway, Beverly Hills, Fl. In loving memory of Austin Alexander Van Putten Jr. Miss me but let me go… A service will be held at Fero Funeral Home in Beverly Hills, Florida Wednesday November, 7th 2018 at 11:00am


  • Memorial Service Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Austin A. Van Putten

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Al & Vinnie Lo Monaco

November 30, 2018

Vinnie and I just returned from New Jersey and we were saddened to hear about Austin's passing.
Our fondest memory will always be the trip the four of us took to Pureto Rico.
You were frightened to fly and Austin, Vinnie and I had to make sure you were calm.
We will never forget our friendship and the good times we all shared.
Vinnie & Al Lo Monaco

Blanca Tinoco

November 9, 2018

They went us to write something on the website at the funeral home read it

1983 was the year my dad willie met my uncle Austin. And I say uncle, because he was like an uncle to me, my sister and my brother. My uncle and my aunt viola were the only two people who helped my parents when they arrived to the US. We left our native born country looking for a better life and a better life we found. My uncle met my dad and without hesitation gave him a job at NYPH. My uncle lived and breathed his job at NYPH. Then my mom started there in 1990. Both my parents started in food service, and worked there very proudly along side my uncle Austin and aunt viola.
I remember going to visit my uncle Austin I remember him tall and handsome with the white lab coat. He was always so well groomed and put together, well spoken and professional. I remember going to their house in Long Island I remember the breakfast feast and dinners my aunt use to cook for us. I remember my uncle running outside the back yard and playing baseball with my brother, my uncle use to stand and pins and needles thinking my little 2 year old brother was about to fall over when he ran and my uncle just holding his head and hoping he wouldn’t lol. I remember my uncles laughter and smile. I remember driving with him in his car and listening to his favorite jazz music. I remember him dancing in the living room. My family and I will forever be grateful for all that he did for us. Without their help who knows where we would have needed up. This is our story others may have different stories to tell and memories to share but this is our story and our memories one which we will never forget.
Love the Tinoco family

Rita Daly

November 9, 2018

Dear Viola & Family I am so sorry to hear about Austin’s passing. He was a beautiful person. I have such fond memories of him. He is in my Thoughts & Prayers. Take comfort in knowing that he is at peace & with the Lord. With Deepest Sympathy, Rita Daly. (Presbyterian Hospital)