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Nelson L Austin

May 4, 1934 ~ January 27, 2021 (age 86)


Nelson L. Austin, 86, of Wren St. died Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at Ellis Hospital.

Nelson was born on May 4, 1934 in Glen, New York. Nelson attended Scotia Glenville School, graduating in 1952. He went on to and graduated from Ryder University, Trenton, NJ in 1956.

Nelson was employed for 18 years as head of Payroll at Ellis Hospital. From there he served as Town Clerk for the Town of Glenville until he retired in 2001.

Mr. Austin was a member of the First Reformed Church of Scotia where he was also a longtime member of the church choir. Nelson also gave of himself through Sacandaga School PTA, Boy Scouts, Rotary and Haven.

Nelson was predeceased by his wife of 48 years, Marcia B. (Horwedel) Austin who died January 13, 2006. Mr Austin was also predeceased by his parents Stewart Austin and Margaret (DeGroat) Austin.

Nelson is survived by his devoted grandson, Zacchary of Scotia, NY and by his son, Jeffrey (Mary) of Salem, NY and their children Christine and Hunter.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Bekkering-Ellis Funeral Home, Inc., 1 Mohawk Avenue, Scotia, NY 12302. Funeral services will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the First Reformed Church of Scotia, 224 N. Ballston Ave., Scotia, NY 12302 or to a charity of one’s choice.

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Celebration of Life
September 14, 2021

10:00 AM
First Reformed Church of Scotia
224 N Ballston Avenue
Scotia, NY 12302


First Reformed Church of Scotia
224 N Ballston Avenue, Scotia NY 12302
Tel: 1-518-370-4751

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