Mark R. Austin
1964 - 2023

Mark R. Austin, 58, of Vernon and Saint Cloud, FL, died peacefully on Monday, August 7, 2023, at Hartford Hospital, surrounded by his family, after a brief unexpected illness. Mark was born in Hartford, CT, on September 8, 1964, the son of Ralph W. and Joyce L. Austin. He grew up in Rocky Hill and Cromwell and was a graduate of Cromwell High School.

Upon graduating high school Mark went to work in IT for Aetna and later Chase Enterprises. In 1986 he started a computer company, A & C Computers, with his close friend David Charron. Mark loved to travel, enjoyed cars, and exotic animals. He was an extremely generous person and would help anyone in need.

While Mark had no children of his own, he had many children in his life, and was "Uncle Mark" to many. He would do anything for them. A talented, friendly, generous, caring, and hardworking man, he will be dearly missed. He leaves his mother, Joyce L. Austin of Saint Cloud, FL, a brother, two sisters, nieces, nephews, and many friends.

A Celebration of Life will take place on Thursday, August 10, 2023, 10 a.m. at the Manchester Church of Christ, 595 Tolland Turnpike, Manchester. Burial will be private at the request of his family. There are no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Help Us Live Foundation, which helps children and adults with disabilities. To donate by check, please make checks payable to Hugo Vivero and mail to 4 Settlers Lane, Colchester, CT 06415 or by VENMO @David-Charron-1 (please be sure to put Mark R. Austin Donation in subject.)

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the Hartford Courant, August 9, 2023