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Obit – Austin, Thomas D. “Tom”

Orrville — Thomas D. “Tom” Austin, age 71, of Orrville, died Monday, January 20, 2020, at Cleveland Clinic, following a long period of declining health.

Tom was born on January 7, 1949, in Columbus, Ohio, to the late David and Mary (Allen) Austin, graduated from Lincoln McKinley High School in Columbus, and served as a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.  He married Barbara McGrew on December 31, 1991, in Orrville. Barb survives.

He worked in several job including Superintendent at Volvo White GM in Orrville and retired from the J.M. Smucker Company in Orrville.  In his retirement he loved driving for O’Riley’s Auto Parts.

Tom enjoyed camping at Prairie Lane, following NASCAR, and spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife, Barb, he is survived by two sons, Sean (Jamie) Austin and Ryan Austin, both of Las Vegas, NV; daughter, Missy Austin of Las Vegas, NV; grandchildren, Ashley, Keith, Jake, Logan, Mia, Amora, and Hunter; great granddaughter, Autumn; sister, Linda (Bill) Badonhop of Napoleon; mother-in-law, Dorothy McGrew of Orrville; sisters-in-law, Anita (Mike) Woodward of Orrville, Vicki (Lew) Ramos of Ravenna, Nancy (Mike) Leeder of Orrville, and Mary (Joe) Messenger of Orrville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Cremation will take place and graveside services will be held at a later date at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, where military rites will be observed.

Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 15120, Chicago, IL, 60693.

Auble Funeral Home in Orrville is assisting the family with arrangements. Online registry and expressions of condolence may be made at the funeral home’s web site at

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