BRUNSWICK — Donald R. Austin, 90, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 8, 2017 at his home in Brunswick. He was born in Auburn on August 8, 1926, a son of the late, Irving Sr. and Annie (White) Austin.

Donald graduated from Brunswick High School in 1943. He proudly served his country in the US Army Air Corps. During WWII and was stationed in the Aleutian Islands off the Coast of Alaska. Donald married the love of his life, Claire B. (Risska) on August 21, 1948 and they shared a loving marriage of 67 years until her passing in 2016. He was a Mason Contractor and worked for himself, he later went to work at The Brunswick Naval Airbase as a mason. He was a member of the Brunswick Masonic Lodge # 191. In his spare time, he loved the outdoors; enjoying gardening and hunting. Most of all he loved spending time with his family.

Donald is survived by his 2sons, Robert and his wife Karen of Norway and James of Brunswick; his daughter Barbara of Brunswick; his grandchildren, Jeffrey and his wife Stacy Austin of New Hampshire, and Lauren and her husband Benjamin Barr of New Hampshire; his greatgrandchildren, Cooper James Austin and

Remington Otis Barr.

He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, and his brothers, Irving

Austin and Blaine


At Donald’s request, services will remain private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Donald’s name to the to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517.

Friends and family are invited to share their memories and offer their condolences by visiting Donald’s online guestbook at

A service of Crosman Funeral, Cremation and Monument Services, 40 Main St. Lisbon Falls, ME 04252.