Virgil J. Austin

February 4, 1920August 4, 2013
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AUSTIN, Virgil, August 4, 2013, of East Aurora, devoted husband of Veronica “Dolly” Austin; father of Susan (Kenneth) Barrett, Mary Austin and Kelly (Richard) Abrahamson; grandfather to Madison, Austin and Carson Barrett; beloved brother of Frank (Virginia) Preite, Carmella Podolinski and the late Lloyd (Maureen) Austin. Family will be present on Tuesday and Wednesday from 4-8 PM at the WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 784 Main St., East Aurora. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at Immaculate Conception Church at 9:30am. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Virgil’s name may be made to Hospice Buffalo or Immaculate Conception School in East Aurora.


  • Visitation Tuesday, August 6, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, August 7, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, August 8, 2013

Virgil J. Austin

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February 16, 2014

Dear Dolly and family,
just read about Virgil's passing in the Duquesne newsletter. Didn't know he was an alumnae as well. We and I mean all the Englerts'. Have fond memories of your entire family when you were our lovely neighbors. We always missed your bright smiles, common sense, energy and laughter coming from you all.
You have our sympathy and our thoughts and prayers are. With you in days ahead. love and hugs, Mary (Englert) Mitro.
P.S. love to talk with you sometime,my # is 713-861-7133.

Neal McMullen

August 8, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Joanne Powell

August 8, 2013

So sorry, you are in my prayers.

Diane and Larry Rodabaugh

August 7, 2013

Kelly and Family - Our thoughts and prayers go with you and yours and especially your Dad......Love You.....

Jim, Diane,Caitlin,Meghan and James Doyle

August 7, 2013

Dear Dolly and Girls,
Your dad was a bright light to every function I ever attended. My father had so much respect for Virg and instilled in me that he was a fine gentlemen and looked up to him and I learned why over the last 30 years. I loved talking with Virg at the NFADA functions and enjoyed his company and jokes- we laughed ALOT!! The lessons and life your father lived were of kindness,compassion,generousity and most of all- LOVE- Virg loved Dotty and loved his girls.. May God welcome him to the kingdom of heaven as he has been a faithful servant on earth.Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you CELEBRATE a great man's life of joy and happiness...All our love

Mary Ann and Joe Unger

August 7, 2013

Dear Dolly,
Our hearts and prayers goes out for you and family. We regret that we can not be there, but Virgil will always be in our hearts. He was a kind, considerate and loving person and will always be remembered. Our love to all the family.

August 7, 2013

Virgil has flown away - this time for good. Otherwise I would make him fly again, as I did some years ago, moving over an elevated railroad crossing a bit too fast.
Where ever you are, Virgil, Happy Landing!

Peter&Cathy Richter

August 7, 2013

Dolly, our hearts are so saddened at the world's loss of this fantastic soul. We loved Virg and his memory will always be with us. He had a great full life. Made so by his adoring wife, daughters, grandchildren and abundant friends. Love Sherry and John

Bob Woodruff

August 6, 2013

It is with a heavy heart that I write this entry. Mr. Austin was always there with the morning smile and the kind word. It was a Honor to know him.
I will miss him!

August 6, 2013

My Beloved Second Family, where do I begin? I practically lived with your family through most of my high school years. Though a man of few words and a player of much solitaire, your Dad always made me feel welcome and as if I was one of his own(like he needed another daughter:). My and my family's love and comfort go out to you across these many miles. Good-bye Mr. A. You did it all right. xoxKristin(AKA Shakey), Cory & Dan (LA, CA)