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Ronald Scott Austin


Ronald Scott Austin obituary, Hampton, VA



Kecoughtan High School



Ronald Scott Austin, age 71, died peacefully September 25, 2022 after a recent diagnosis of stage IV esophageal cancer that was followed by a debilitating stroke.

Born in Stuttgart Germany to a military family, Ron enlisted in the US Army after graduating from Kecoughtan High School (1969) in Hampton, VA. A true patriot, he served honorably in Vietnam as a radar operator in the 0V-1 Mowhawk aircraft.

After working for Anheuser Busch in Williamsburg, VA for 36 years, he retired in 2012 and moved to Los Angeles to enjoy life with his daughter's family before choosing to settle in Dunedin, Florida. He was an avid cyclist, riding across country, completing numerous centuries, and taking part in mass bike rides throughout the streets of Los Angeles. He passed the time working on his tan, kayaking, bowling, and watching the Tampa Bay Lighting, never missing a game.

He was a very good man: full of life, selfless, loving, and kind.

His mother Katharine D. Austin and father James H. Austin (LTC Ret.) proceeded him in death along with his only sibling Brian James "BJ" Austin (LTC Ret.) and his nephew Charles James Austin.

He leaves behind to honor his memory his wife of 45 years, Mary Convery Austin; children Marisa Austin Morales (Mark) and Seth Convery Austin (Ellie); grandchildren Miles and Milly Morales; many nieces, a nephew; and two pups Gracie and Obi.

The Austin family would like to thank the various doctors and nurses who cared for him and friends and neighbors who supported him/them throughout.

Ron will be brought home to Hampton, VA. Arrangements are incomplete at this time due to the effects of Hurricane Ian. Please stay in touch with his family for further details.

In lieu of flowers, please remember Ron in a loving way of your own choosing.

Published by Daily Press on Sep. 29, 2022.

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09/29/22 11:03 PM #1    

Bonnie Bridger (Mittelmaier) (1969)

What a loss of such a good man is this.  I will never think of Ronnie that I don't think of Mary (Convery), his beloved wife, life partner, and KHS Classmate '68.  Prayers for his family and for rest for his soul.  Until we meet again,

Bonnie Bridger Mittelmaier '69

09/30/22 04:01 PM #2    

Michael Annett (1969)

I met Ron at Buckroe Jr. in 1963. We were just pups. His family had just relocated from overseas.

I recognized a true and strong persona that was affable ... that attracted people ... like moths to a flame!

10/01/22 01:45 PM #3    

Linda Liechti (Cantwell) (1969)

I remember Ron fondly. May he rest in peace.

Linda Kiechti Cantwell

10/02/22 04:25 PM #4    

Carole-Sue Stern (Fiest) (1968)

It's so sad to hear of Ron's passing. He was such a sweet guy and he was so much fun on stage. I remember him well. My prayers to his family.

10/07/22 05:54 PM #5    

Richard Tinsley Carpowich (1969)

Thank you Ronnie for all the good memories and the catching up after so many years. Trully you remained a life long friend always kind, thoughtfull, and loving throughout life's journey. May God Bless you abundantly in your Heavenly life as he has in your Earthly one. I salute you old Warrior. It has been an honor for me to be your friend.

10/08/22 01:13 PM #6    

Jean Bell (Ward) (1969)

Ron what an amazing Soul and one that Dearly loved his Family with all His Heart. I graduated with Ron in 1969 and even then he had that amazing ability to communicate with everyone with such a warmnest that reflected his kindness for everyone. An Amazing Warrior, not just in the reflection of our Mascot for OUR Beloved School, but he was a Warrior for our Nation as Well. Many of Us remember the perils of that time and his Service and With saying that he truly represented the Best of our Nation and as Myself, We the Class of 1969 feel the Pride and undying Love for being Blessed with his Friendship. My Heart goes out to His Amazing Family, I feel more than assured that the love he gave was the love he recieved and with that he awaits their reunion in Heaven and will be there watching over them until that time arrives. The Beautiful legacy he leaves his Family and Friends is one to be honored and cherished and I am very proud to have had him as a Friend. Rest in Forever Peace and Love and We All Will Always have you in our Heart of Hearts~! Jeanne



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