unknown - December 2, 2011
Joan "Joanie" Austin went on to her eternal home on Friday, Dec. 2, 2011. Joanie was surrounded in prayer by her husband, boys and members of her church family just before she passed. Joanie was the assistant director of admissions at Cazenovia College and served the college for almost 20 years. She also was the choir director of the Delphi Falls Church, where her husband Jim has been pastor for 20 years. She was an active Rotarian and a member of NYSTA. Joanie was a true woman of faith. She was brave in her fight against cancer. She was strong in her witness for the Lord. She was someone who put the needs of others before herself.
She will be greatly missed by her husband, Rev. James Austin; her two boys, Philip Austin of West Virginia and David Austin of Hawaii; her brothers and sisters, Anne Lawrence (Bob) of South Carolina, Alfred Waring (Jane) of Saratoga Springs, John Waring of Florida, and Robert Waring of Texas; and brother-in-law Paul Austin, (Mimi) of Syracuse.
Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Delphi Falls United Church, with a reception following at the Delphi Falls Fire House. Donations may be made to the Delphi Falls United Church, New Building Fund, 2190 Oran Delphi Rd., PO Box 305, Delphi Falls, NY 13051. Arrangements were made by Tait Funeral Home, Inc.