Arthur "Art" George Austin

Born: Wed., May 14, 1941
Died: Wed., Mar. 26, 2014


2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sun., Mar. 30, 2014
Location: Salm-McGill-Tangeman

Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 AM Mon., Mar. 31, 2014
Location: Holy Angels Catholic Church

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Arthur “Art” George Austin, 72, 220 S. Main Ave., Sidney, Ohio passed away at Lima Memorial Hospital, Lima, Ohio on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 8:36 AM from complications from open heart surgery.  He was born May 14, 1941 in Sidney, Ohio the son of George Austin and Gwen (Williamson) Linniman and they are deceased.  He was married to Gail Elizabeth Conway on April 24, 1965 and she survives in Sidney along with two sons, Jamie (Barb) Austin of Fort Loramie and Darrell (Barb) Austin of Sidney and three daughters, Deb (Keith) Goins of Piqua, Lori (Jim) Edwards of Sidney, and Stephanie Austin of Atlanta, Georgia;  ten grandchildren, Emily, Ethan, Derek, Alisha, Ashley, Kaleb, Tharon, Josh, Brittany, and Jacob and three great-grandchildren, Leilanah, Aubreigh, and Emalee; four sisters, Sue Ann (Arthur) Hatfield of Huber Heights, Alice Tucker of Dayton, Phyllis Roy of Sidney and Patty Bryant of Kentucky and two brothers, Tom (Peggy) Austin of McCartyville and Jerry (Josie) Linniman of Sidney.  He retired from the City of Sidney in 1996 after thirty years  and then worked part-time at Honda for five years.  He loved to garden, fish, mushroom hunt, play cards, play pool and take walks in Tawawa Park.  He was an avid bowler for fifty eight years.  He was inducted in the Bowler’s Hall of Fame in 2013.  He bowled on numerous leagues.  He was a collector of many things.  He especially enjoyed spending time with all his grandchildren and always attended all their activies.   He was a United States Army veteran for 9 ½ years. He was a member of  the Sidney American Legion, VFW, Elks and Eagles.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, March 31, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Holy Angels Catholic Church with Rev. Dan Schmitmeyer.  Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery with full military honors.  Friends may call at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home in Sidney on Sunday, March 30, 2014 from 2-6 PM and from 9 until 10:00 AM on Monday, March 31, 2014.  Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Angels Catholic Church, 324 South Ohio Ave., Sidney, Ohio  45365, Lehman High School, 2400 St. Mary’s Ave., Sidney, Ohio  45365 or the Wilson Memorial Hospital Foundation, in care of the Diabetes Association, 915 W. Michigan Ave., Sidney, Ohio  45365.  Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home.  Condolences may be expressed to the Austin family on Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home’s web site at:

Charitable donations may be made in Arthur "Art"'s memory to the following organizations:

Holy Angels Catholic Church
324 S. Ohio Ave., Sidney, Ohio 45365
Tel: 1-937-498-2307

Lehman High School
2400 St. Mary's Ave., Sidney, Ohio 45365
Tel: 1-937-498-1161

Wilson Hospital Foundation - in care of the Diabetes Association
915 W. Michigan St., Sidney, Ohio 45365
Tel: 1-937-498-2311

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leon calhoun
   Posted Fri March 28, 2014
sorry to hear of arts passing, leon calhoun

Tracy Wells
   Posted Fri March 28, 2014
Prayers and thoughts for the whole family I am so sorry to hear about Art my heart breaks for all of you.

   Posted Fri March 28, 2014
To the whole Austin family , Our hearts are completely broken with the passing of Art, He was truly a great husband , father , Grandfather and Friend . We will miss his smile and his amazing outlook on life and the way he made us all laugh no matter how bad of a day we thought we were having. Thank You for being part of our lives ART we will miss you !

Margo Bush
   Posted Sat March 29, 2014
Lori and Josh,
I am so sorry to hear of your dear one's passing. May your many fond memories bring you comfort at this difficult time.
Margo Bush

Kevin Schmiesing
   Posted Sat March 29, 2014
Dear Gail,

Our prayers are with you and your family during this time.

With sympathy,
Kevin and Anne Schmiesing

Philip Berning
   Posted Sat March 29, 2014
Darrell and all

So sorry to hear - my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.


Joe Wilbur and Debbie Nixon
   Posted Sat March 29, 2014
Our sincere condolences to the family and numerous friends that will miss Art. We had several special occasions with Art at the IUE fish fry. We will surely miss Art and know that God needed him. May the blessings be with all of you.

laux family
   Posted Sat March 29, 2014
May GOD's grace and peace fill your heart with much needed comfort through CHRIST JESUS the Prince of Peace, the Light of the World. In CHRIST there is life and grace and in Him there is help in time of need - lean on Him and receive comfort, joy, and peace. GOD bless you and keep you unto His eternal praise and glory through CHRIST JESUS our LORD.

   Posted Sun March 30, 2014

Dan and Mary Paulus
   Posted Sun March 30, 2014
Our prayers go out to your entire family. Art was a good man and we were all blessed to have him with us. He will be missed.

John Turner
   Posted Mon March 31, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are offered to Mrs. Austin and her family. Especially to Jamie and Barb. I had a few brief conversations with Art in the adjoining Annex parking lot and he seemed like a very nice gentleman.

Henry Cordonnier
   Posted Mon March 31, 2014
Dear Deb and Keith and family,
My prayers go up to God on your behalf. Art was a great guy who loved you all very much. I will gain a plenary indulgence for his soul as soon as I can. God bless you all.

Sandy Boardwine Skjordal
   Posted Fri April 11, 2014
I am so very sorry Darrell for your loss, I just now found out. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Lionel F Pinn, Jr
   Posted Wed June 10, 2015
Hand Salute your service Mr. Austin! Just wondering if you were in Nam in 1967, 5th special forces? If someone from the family could contact me I have a photo to share.