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Reuben was born July 6, 1958, in Sharon, a son of the late Reuben Austin, Sr. and Helen Locke.
He was a 1976 graduate of Farrell High School and was employed by MCAR, Hermitage. He later retired from PennDOT where he worked as an equipment operator and instructor.
Reuben was a member of Valley Baptist Church, Farrell.
He enjoyed maintaining a nice lawn, fishing, and truck driving. Most importantly, Rueben was a loving and caring husband, dad, and grandad.
Left to cherish his memory are his living wife of 40 years, Mrs. Flora (Miller) Austin; two daughters, Mrs. Nicole (Antonio) Robinson and Ms. Jasmine Austin; six grandkids, Nae'Shawn, Sadiya, Masun, Unique, Ramell
and Kameron; a sister, Devonna; his brothers, Mr.Keith (Arlene) Austin, and Herbie, Melvin, and Clifford Locke. Also surviving are his adopted sons, Ralph Shingledecker and Wesley Cox; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
In addition to his parents, Reuben was preceded in death by his son Sterling Austin on July 5, 2018; and a sister, Viola Cozart.
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