Sara  Austin
Sara Lynn Austin, 25, formerly of Sharon, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday (Jan. 14, 2020) at her home in Pittsburgh.
Sara was born July 21, 1994, in Sharon, a daughter of Tracy and Susan (Rust) Austin.
She graduated as the class salutatorian of Sharon High School in 2012, and later graduated from Indiana University of Pa., earning a bachelor's degree in elementary and special education.
Sara had previously taught third grade in Citrus Springs, Fla., and had recently moved to Pittsburgh where she was substitute teaching and completing a master's of education degree through her alma mater, IUP.
Sara was a member of Second Baptist Church, Sharpsville.
An avid reader, she also enjoyed listening to music. Sara loved animals, especially elephants, and cherished time spent with family.
She is survived by: her father, Tracy Austin, Sharon; paternal grandmother, Peggi Austin, Sharpsville; maternal grandfather, Wayne Rust, Sr., Hermitage; a sister, Jenna (Jeremy) Dunlap, Hermitage; four brothers, Edwin Luchey, Jr., Sharon, Dustin Austin, Greenville, Jason Austin, Sharpsville, and Maceo Austin, Pittsburgh; a niece, Jeniyah Dunlap; a nephew, Jermaine Dunlap; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.
Sara was preceded in death by: her mother, Susan Austin; maternal grandmother, JoAnn Rust; paternal grandfather, Raymond "Bo" Austin; and an infant sister, Charlotte Austin.
Memorial donations may be made directly to the family.

Sara Lynn, 25, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Sharon.
Calling hours: 4 to 8 p.m. Monday (1-20-20) in J. BRADLEY MCGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Home Going Celebration: 11 a.m. Tuesday (1-21-20) in the funeral home with Rev. James McKeithan officiating.
Interment: Riverside Cemetery, Sharpsville.
Published on January 17, 2020


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Brenda Phillips
Jan 21, 2020
So sorry for ur loss Jenna and family. Sara was such a beautiful young woman I'm praying for peace for her loved ones . May God touch their souls and guide them through this time of sorrow amen.
Marlene Weisberg
Jan 18, 2020
I just wanted to let you know that as her teacher, Sara was a bright shining star! She persevered where many would have quit! I was so happy that she became a teacher! With her smile, she would have been a positive influence on her students! This is a shout to Maceo! Sara was so proud of you and wanted you to continue your schooling! Please make her proud. Stay in school and make something of yourself. I am sure she will be looking down on her family that she loved so much. I’m so sorry!
Svetlana Repaja
Jan 18, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss I went to school with sarah we graduated together.. I'm sorry for your loss prayers
Kristi Junk
Jan 17, 2020
So sorry of your loss, my deepest condolences to you and your family, sending you love & prayers during this difficult time.