We will post pics of the memorial.
Russell E. Austin, 58, of Hesperia, CA, passed away on Monday, December 23rd, 2013 of lung cancer.
Russell E. Austin was born June 20th,1955 at Baltimore, MD to Russell C. and Peggy Austin. He was raised in La Puente, CA and graduated from Nogales High School, La Puente in 1973. Russ worked as a commercial refrigeration technician for Barker’s Food Machinery Service, Inc. for 20 plus years. He volunteered his time for the McKinley’s Children Center. He enjoyed riding and working on motorcycles.
Russ is survived by his wife Ginamarie of Hesperia; two step children, Christopher of Chino Hills, and Ashley of Austin,TX. One granddaughter, Tessah; his parents, Russell C. and Peggy Austin of Hesperia; two sisters, Trisha Lewis of Fontana and Linda Factor of Dublin, OH; three brothers, Mark Austin of Orange, TX, Jeff Austin of Duarte, and Wayne Austin of Mexico, eleven nieces and nephews and six great nieces and nephews. Russ is preceded in death by his sister, Phyllis Musella.
Memorial will be held at John Swisher Community Center, 7500 Arrowhead Lake Rd. Hesperia, CA on Friday January10th, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Graveside service will follow at 2:00p.m. at Sunset Hills Memorial 24000 Waalew Rd. Apple Valley, CA.
Please join us in honoring Russ and Ginamarie. We will be riding our bikes from the Memorial to the Gravesite.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to McKinley’s Children Center, 762 Cypress St.San Dimas, CA 91773 in memory of Russell E. Austin.
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We will post pics of the memorial.
Last edited by ronnydog; 01-09-2014 at 01:23 PM.
Thanks for posting this, Ron.
Being on the east coast, I won't be there for the service. But I will be thinking of him on the 10th as I take a ride in his honor.
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Thanks LB, the strength of this forum, rather the people of this forum give me hope and desire to continue what Russ started.
We need all the help we can get around here Ronnydog. You old timer forum guys are priceless to us.
Prayer's and love to Gina and Russ's Memorial and all who are able to attend.
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I will be there Ron. I'll will be in with the 5th wheel and bike tied behind.
I wish I could be there. I'm stuck in Michigan until Sunday but my thoughts will be there on Friday.
I will be there as well. Thank you for letting us know.
I'll be riding Muley... see you there Ronnydog and others as we honor our pal...
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Ronny, Thanks for posting the bio. Lots of us knew a little about Russ, but few knew his general history. I had the pleasure of meeting him for a meal and chat on the far eastern end of the honeymoon, but interacted occasionally thereafter.
There is an old saying that the quality of the culture in which you live has more to do with how happy you are than what your status is within that culture. I'm convinced Russ was interested in the quality of our "TW" culture more than his status within it. Lets keep working on that "spirit" and let Russ' example lead us forward. Ride on. Tom
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