OBITUARY

Erich John Aust

July 16, 1940June 5, 2013
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Erich John Aust, 72, of Marlborough passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 5th, 2013, after a final battle with cancer of which he was a five year survivor. Born in Mallets Bay, VT on July 16, 1940 son of the late Rudolph and Alice Aust, he was predeceased almost a year ago by his loving wife of 45 years, Patricia H. Aust. Erich graduated from Cranston High School in 1958 and was a regular high school reunion attendee. After high school he joined the United States Air Force and studied Chinese at Yale University and became an interpreter stationed overseas. He graduated from Central State University and pursued a career in computer programming. He ended up working for Aetna in Hartford CT for 30+ years. He loved to golf and after he retired he maintained a membership in the Aetna Golf League until his death. His final job was working for the State of CT as an insurance examiner - a job where he made many, many new friends. After he retired he served on the AHM Youth Board and volunteered as the Treasury Secretary for the Marlborough Congregational Church and sang in the choir. Erich loved to garden. Plants from his yard will live on in friends’ and family’s gardens all across the east coast. Erich is survived by his beloved daughter Laura Aust-Olkin and son-in-law Mathew Olkin of Windham, CT, his son Jay Aust, his sister Martha DiMezza, brother-in-laws Marco DiMezza of Cranston, RI, Tom O’Rourke of Glastonbury, CT, Fred Hinckley of Milford, CT, Robert Hinckley of Woodbridge, CT, sisters-in-law Nancy Aust of Plantsville, CT, Cilla Carroll of Andover, CT and Kathy Hinckley of Woodbridge, CT and his Uncle Russell Thompson of Glastonbury, CT. Calling hours will be from 4 – 7 PM on, Saturday June 8th at the Glastonbury Funeral Home, 450 New London Turnpike, Glastonbury, CT. A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, June 12th, 6PM at the Marlborough Congregational Church, 35 South Main St., Marlborough CT. Contributions can be to the AHM Youth Services or the Marlborough Congregational Church. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.glastonburyfuneral.com

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, June 8, 2013
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, June 12, 2013
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Bill Sikorski

June 12, 2013

Sorry to hear about Erich's passing. I knew Erich from our work golf league and we will all miss him. I remember him talking fondly about his golf trip to England a few years back, playing St. Andrews and the good times. Hit 'em straight, my friend.

Mark Guidotti

June 10, 2013

Very sad to have heard the news of Erich's passing. I played golf with him for many years in our work golf league. I'm sure he battled his illness like he battled in his golf matches. He was a true gentleman....I will miss him.

June 10, 2013

I'm so sorry for your loss. Take comfort knowing you were the best daughter best a parent could ask for. All my best to you and your family.

Judy Walsh

Mark Guidotti

June 10, 2013

Very sorry to hear about Erich's passing. He was a long time member of our work golf league. I'm sure he battled his illness much like he battled his golf matches. A true gentleman, he will be missed.

June 10, 2013

Laura & Mat,
Thank you for sharing your father with us. We always felt like we were a part of the family. He was daring enough to keep up the "play dates" on the weekends. And our children adored him! He will forever be in our hearts.

The Dohertys

Frank and Pat Palana

June 8, 2013

dear family, We were so sorry to hear of Erich's passing. We graduated together in 1958. My husband met Erich when they were 10 and played baseball together. He was a great guy.

Mark Vanase

June 8, 2013

Laura-I'm deeply saddened to hear about your Dad.

June 7, 2013

My deepest sympathy to Laura and family. He is in the arms of his beloved Pat and scheduling a golf match with Mario. Heaven will not be same. Judy Pagano

paul adamowich

June 7, 2013

My sincerest condolences to Erich's family on his passing. I worked with him in the Insurance Department and always found him to be a gentleman and a pleasure to speak with. May peace be with all of you.

Paul Adamowich
New Britain, CT

FROM THE FAMILY