Joseph E. Austin

December 17, 1971 - August 15, 2023

Visitation: Thursday 6-8 p.m. & Friday 2-4 & 6-8 p.m.; Devlin Funeral Home, Inc. Ross twp.

Service: Mass of Christian Burial in Regina Coeli Parish, Assumption Church, Saturday at 11:30 a.m.

Joseph E. Austin, age 51 ,of Ross Twp. Passed away suddenly on August 15, 2023. Born December 17, 1971 in Pittsburgh, PA Loving husband of Michele L.(Brickell) Austin, beloved son of Frank and Theresa (Terri) Austin, brother of Ray Austin (Lucia), brother-in-law of Bill Brickell proud uncle of Dennis and Bryce, son in law of the late Sandy Stock. Also survived by many loving family and friends. Joe was a music lover and die hard Steelers fan. He was always the life of any party. He had an infectious smile. Life was always an adventure when Joe was around. He worked for Media Casket Co. for over 30 years. Friends received Thursday 6-8 and Friday 2-4 & 6-8 at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, INC. 806 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA 15229.
Mass of Christian burial at Regina Coeli Parish, Assumption Church Saturday at 11:30 am. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Animal Lifeline Pittsburgh.

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  • Eileen Maiette

    Michele, Mr. and Mrs. Austin, and Ray, I know there are no words to bring you comfort right now. You are all in my prayers and thoughts. We are all truly blessed to have had such a wonderful friend as Joe “Cracker”. He was a true and loyal friend to all of us. He always made me smile and laugh! I will treasure the many eventful Steelers and Jimmy Buffett times we shared! I will miss you Joe.
    ❤️Miss Conroy

  • Katherine Napolitano (Quayle)

    Frank, Terri and family.

    My deepest sympathies for your loss

  • The Sandstrom Family

    Michele, May God and the loving memories of a life well lived help comfort you. My heart breaks for all who grew up and had the blessing to know Joey. I can still hear him coming in my parents house saying Mrs. S, Mr. S. He was like a second son to them. He and our dad and brother would talk fantasy football. He and our brother were the best of friends. Joey was always there for our brother no matter what. Joe’s heart and soul were bigger than the smile he always had on his face. It’s surreal that a life, so full of life and love has been taken too soon. As our mom called them,The Boys…we pray you find comfort in your memories and remember to cherish each day.. When God needs another Angel he takes the best first. Hug your loved ones, be kind and smile. It’s what Joe would do. Hey Joey give Mrs.S and Mr.S hugs for us. As you rest upon angels wings, swing by and gives those left behind your angelic hug of comfort and love. We love you Joey. Truly one of a kind and one of the best.

  • Lynn Larone

    My sincere sympathies to family and friends. I have been doing business with Joe for a few years now, and it was always a pleasure dealing with him. He will be greatly missed.
    Lynn, Magog Caskets

  • David Hodos

    I’m just speechless, I only found out last night talking to Tom Lindsey. Joe was such a great guy and always had a smile, I wasn’t close to him but close enough to know how nice he always was. Last memory was seeing him and the gang here 10 years ago for his wedding, it was a fantastic time. God bless you Joe and all of those you have positively impacted

  • Fred McKiernan

    I have known Joe since we met in 7 th grade. He was always a fun loving easy going person. He was the same way when I saw him about a month ago. He will be truly missed. My deep condolences to all of his friends and family.

  • Christine Miller(Darges)

    To the Austin Family, My family and I are sending you our deepest sympathies for your loss of Joe. Sending love and prayers to all of you. May you take comfort knowing he is God’s loving arms. May he rest in peace.

  • Lynne Trevisan Berdar

    My thoughts and prayers for the family, i went to school with Joey and Ray

  • Darlene Giordano

    May you rest in peace. My sincere condolences to your family and friends. Prayers to all!


    Our deepest condolences for Michele & his family. Always enjoyed our chats while out walking his beloved fur baby. Gone way too soon. Thoughts & prayers for all.

  • Holly McKinley Weaver

    We are deeply saddened to hear of Joe’s passing. We always looked forward to seeing him and having many of our “fix the worlds wrongs” conversations. Continued prayers for your whole family.
    Jon and Holly McKinley-Weaver

  • Tim Marodi, Thompson-Marodi Funeral Home

    I met Joe about 25 years ago when he made his first delivery to my funeral home. For several years, he and I were similar. We did not own the companies we worked for, but we shared our thoughts as how to keep the companies moving forward with the changes and challenges in the funeral industry. Joe was an asset to the Media Casket Co. and he was available when I needed him. We had some serious conversations, we joked, and yes complained about some things. Rest in Peace Joe.

  • Jim Baker

    I graduated with Joe from Northgate. I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear of his passing. My sympathies an prayers go out to his family. God bless.

  • George and Candace Hunter

    We are very saddened by the news and send our sympathies. We will be praying that you all find strength during this difficult time. I remember Joey as funny little brother of my friend Ray! God bless.

  • Rebecca Ayres Dougherty

    I am so sorry for your loss. I went to school with Joe and was in the same graduation class 1991. Prayers go out to your family.

  • John C. Neil

    Joe was possibly my best friend in funeral service. I always tried to make my preneed sales his as he always had the highest level of service. We talked about Ocean City and Dewey Beach a lot. I even texted him immediately when my grandchildren were born. I shall miss him terribly as I already have since I retired in February. He will always be on my mind just because of the impression he made.
    Placing an order with him and seeing him on delivery were my greatest pleasures.
    God bless your family and Joe.
    John Neil, Neely Funeral Home,retired

  • Mark lull

    Joe….. even though I haven’t seen you in years I am so sorry to see you gone… we were close friends for a few years and to hear of your passing is heartbreaking….. love you brother

  • Harvey Barnes

    My heart goes out to Joe’s family and friends. I’m thankful to have been friends with him in our formative years. I remember him greeting life with a light heart, a big smile and an easy spirit. RIP my friend.

  • Jennifer Mignella

    My heart goes out to you Michele, family, and all of our friends. Joe or as we all knew him “Cracker” had a thirst for life. He lived life to the fullest. Any moment spent with Joe was a great time and he always made you laugh. I will miss his infectious smile, his laugh, and his zest for life. I cherish the memories I was fortunate enough to have spent with him. Rest in peace my friend until we meet again. 💔


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