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September 16, 2013

Dorothy (Beardsley) Austin

Dorothy (Beardsley) Austin

WORCESTER — Dorothy (Beardsley) Austin, 96, formerly of Worcester, passed away peacefully at Otsego Manor on Sept. 12, 2013.

Dorothy was born April 1, 1917, in Maple Shade, N.J., the daughter of Luther and Edna Schleichter. She moved to Jefferson as a young child, graduated from Jefferson Central School and lived most of her life in Worcester.

She worked at Astrocom for many years. She was an active member of the Worcester Methodist United Church for many years, past member of the Worcester Women’s Club. She enjoyed gardening and crocheting.

She was a beloved wife to the late Arthur Austin; and late John Beardsley; devoted mother to the late Gary D. Beardsley of Troy.

She is survived by her stepson, Michael Austin of Worcester; stepdaughters, Janet Ten Eyck of Pasadena, Calif., and Marianne Illenberg of Wheeling; grandchildren, Carl (Diane) Beardsley of South Carolina, Joan (Bruce) Martelle of Delmar, G. Dennis Beardsley (Erika) of Schodack; and great-grandchildren, Megan and Derek Martelle, Ryan and Charlotte Beardsley and Jillian Liguori.

Calling hours will be at 11 a.m. To noon Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, with the funeral service at noon at the E.J. Skinner Co. Funeral Chapel in Worcester, with the Rev. Susan Wenner, officiating.

Interment will follow in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Worcester.

Contributions may be made to the Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820 or to Maple Grove Cemetery, P.O. Box 164, Worcester, NY 12197.

Expressions of sympathy may be made at

The E.J. Skinner Co., 155 Main St., Worcester, is assisting the family.

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