Thomasville Times Enterprise

March 4, 2014

Mark E. Austin


THOMASVILLE — Mr. Mark E. Austin, 54, of Hagerstown, Maryland (formerly of Walkersville), passed away suddenly Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at University of Maryland Hospital. Born Sept. 19, 1959, in Orange City, Fla., he was the son of the late Patricia Wilson Goldsberry and the late James Austin. Mr. Austin was a member of St. Timothy's Catholic Church and the American Legion in Mt. Airy. Mark served his country in the U.S. Army and was an explosive ordnance technician. He was employed as an OSHA Inspector for the Federal Government, Safety and Health Administration for 30-plus years. He was an avid golfer and Washington Redskin fan. He is survived by two daughters, Samantha Austin and fiancé, Alan Zarek of Stanley, Va., Rebecca Austin of Walkersville, Md.; step-children Michael and Jenna Harrison; his siblings, Misi Thornton and husband, Keith of Georgia, Marla Austin of Oklahoma, Linda Starr of Kansa and Jenny Bates of California; and a niece, Ansley Thornton. The family will receive friends at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 40 Fulton Ave., Walkersville, Md., from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, March 6, where services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, March 7, with Msgr. Richard Murphy officiating. Interment is in Glade Cemetery, Walkersville, Md. Contributions may be expressed to the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the M.S. Society. Online condolences may be expressed to — Stauffer Funeral Home