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Leonard "Sonny" Austin Jr.

July 31, 1930 January 12, 2019
Leonard "Sonny" Austin Jr.
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Leonard Austin Jr., passed away at home with his family by his side. He
was born to Leonard & Rose (nee McCrimmons) Alston Sr. (pre-deceased)
in Philadelphia, PA. The youngest of four children, he was pre-deceased
by two sisters, Josephine and Mary. He spent his life pursuing several
careers in transportation with SEPTA, Muni, Greyhound and retiring from
B.A.R.T. in management.
Leonard’s hobbies of bicycling, bowling, motorcycles, motorhomes, camping, water
and snow skiing exhibited his zest for life. His adventurous spirit included
seasonal trips across the country to his birthplace and eventually
parasailing in Hawaii.
Leonard will be eternally remembered by his wife of 65 years, Shirley (nee
Crandell) , children Leonard III (Ruby), Aubrey (Carla), Regina & Douglas,
grandchildren, Leonard IV, Retha Dominique, Antoine, Aubrey Jr., Ashlee,
Aaliyah, , sister Willie-Ann Gaskins, sister-in-law Benita Council, nephews
Malcom Gaskins (Renee), Alan, Brian & Albert, extended family and host
of friends who felt like family.
A military burial will be held Wednesday, January 30th at 11:00 a.m.,
Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon, CA.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Leonard Austin can be made to
Alzheimer’s Foundation or Yolo Hospice

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11:00 AM 1/30/2019 11:00:00 AM
Sacramento Valley National Cemetery

5810 Midway Rd.
Dixon, CA 95620

Sacramento Valley National Cemetery
5810 Midway Rd. Dixon 95620 CA
United States

Cemetery Details


Sacramento Valley National Cemetery Final Resting Place

5810 Midway Rd.
Dixon, CA 95620

5810 Midway Rd. Dixon 95620 CA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Alzheimer Foundation

Yolo Hospice


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