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Carolyn Sue Austin

July 26, 1940 ~ March 29, 2022 (age 81)


Carolyn Sue Austin, a loving mother and grandmother, passed away March 29, 2022 at the age of 81, due to complications from a serious fall on January 27, 2022. She was born in Akron on July 26, 1940 to the late Thomas Sr. and Mary Pearl (Garrison) Ferguson. She was a 1958 graduate of Ellet High School and Hammel Actual Business College.

She leaves behind her daughters, Debi (Jim) Foss, Linda Docy, Lori (Darlene) Rotruck; grandchildren, Matthew (Alexandria) Foss, Joshua Foss, Jonathan (Emily) Foss, Kayli (Andrew) Leger, Brandin (Jade) Arteno, Kory (Allex) Somosko and Brooke (Tyler) Somosko; great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Lincoln, Jonah, Charlotte, Morgan, Paizlee, Ava Grace, and Riley (who will be arriving in July); brother, John (Brenda) Ferguson; brother-in-law, Ronald (Barbara) Austin; caregivers/friends, Kelly Halman Crosier and Britney Kirkbride; and best friend Bonnie DiDonato.

In addition to her parents, Carolyn was preceded in death by her loving husband of 57 years, John Austin, who passed away just 9 days before her; youngest daughter, Coni Austin-Somosko; first husband, Ronald Rotruck; son-in-law, Jon Docy; and brother, Thomas Ferguson, Jr.

We would like to thank the nurses and staff at Summa/City Hospital for the outstanding care they provided for our mother and for the kindness they gave to our family.

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers, we greatly appreciate it.
We will have a celebration of life for Carolyn and John at a later date.

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