Edward F. Austin died Feb. 13, 2013. He was 95.
Austin was born May 26, 1918 and raised in Scarsdale, N.Y. After high school, he became a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. He married Irene Piva, who preceded him in death, in 1940. Shortly after the couple transferred to Los Angeles. Austin served proudly in the Navy during WWII and Korea. After an honorable discharge, he transferred to the Redwood City Post Office and settled in Los Altos for 52 years. Austin was appointed postmaster of Moffett Field in 1963. A few years later, he was promoted to postal service officer and worked in the western region office in San Francisco until his retirement in 1971. He was a founding member of Saint Williams Parish and remained active in the church. Austin was also a member of Knights of Columbus, Saint Sebastian Council. He leaves behind three sons, Wayne (Linda), James (Victoria) and Edward; and two grandchildren, Michael and Teresa
Rosary and funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, St. William Parish, 611 S. El Monte Ave., Los Altos. The burial will be held at the Gates of Heaven Cemetery, followed by refreshments at the church hall.