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Austin L. Cline

September 21, 1927 — June 15, 2024

Point Vivian, NY

Austin L Cline, 96 of Point Vivian, went to Heaven to join his wife Marilyn Saturday morning, at his home. 

He was born September 21, 1927, in Binghamton, NY, son of Sidney Larue and Elsie Landon Cline. 

He graduated from Binghamton North High School and then from Syracuse University with a BS in Business. It is there he met his forever wife and Sweetheart of Sigma Chi.  He married Marilyn L Langworthy on June 18,1949 in New Rochelle, NY. Mrs Cline went to Heaven September 18, 2022. 

He proudly served nearly 30 years in the US Navy, retiring in August of 1974 as a Lieutenant Commander. Among family, friends, and especially sons-in-law, he was known as the "Commander".

Austin's family has owned property at Point Vivian since the turn of the century bridging six generations. His grandfather, Hiram Augustus Landon, dug the foundation for the Channelsyde house and floated the house over from Densmore Bay in two pieces. A perfect fit. He served as the caretaker on Gypsy Island and fired a cannon at each passing of the Miss Kingston and Miss Toronto. During the Depression he sold off much of his property that spanned all the way to the corner of Point Vivian road. He then built a small cottage and Austin spent many happy summers there tending his garden and enjoying neighbors like Louise Cook and the large Hibbert family, His two sisters married two Hibberts. Through the years he acquired much of his grandfather's original land, now known as the Cline trust. The garden was brought back and Austin cared for it for many years. He was famous for a weed free garden.

Austin worked in sales for Chemical Contour, a CA chemical milling company, was store manager for B.F. Goodrich, in Albany NY and then a distributor for Thomas Built Buses 1976-1993.

He was a member of Kiwanis, founding member and former president of Albany Curling Club, the United Methodist Church in both Delmar, NY and Alexandria Bay, NY, .and a lifetime member of Sigma Chi. 

He is survived by a son, Austin L Cline Jr. (Genny), Indian Shores, FL, three daughters, Nancy L. (George) Werthmuller, Point Vivian and Scott Township, PA, Barbara L. (Bob) Baroni, Shelton, CT, and Lori (Mike) Morelli, Clearwater, FL; seven grandchildren, Jason Baroni (Megan), David Baroni, Theresa Morelli (Matt King), Katie Morelli, Elizabeth Morelli, Mike Morelli and Laura Morelli; four great-grandchildren, Leo and Finn Baroni, Kaia Morelli and Ellie King. He was predeceased by a brother, Sidney L Cline Jr, and two sisters, Alda Hibbert and Rosemary Hibbert. 

He would want to be remembered as a devoted and loving husband and father, a loyal friend, a gentleman, a lover of God and country, and of course a very skilled curler! We will always remember his sense of humor, infectious smile and silly expressions. 

Calling hours will be held Saturday, June 22, from 12 noon until 2 pm, at the Costello Funeral Home, Alexandria Bay. 

Funeral will be held June 29 at 2:00 pm at the Costello Funeral Home. A burial, with full military honors, will follow at the Point Vivian Cemetery, Alexandria Bay. A reception will follow.

Memorial donations may be made in Austin's name to Tunnel to Towers Foundation, PO Box 70719, Philadelphia, PA 19176-0719, www.T2T.org. 

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Calling Hours

Saturday, June 22, 2024

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Saturday, June 29, 2024

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Burial with Military Honors

Saturday, June 29, 2024

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Point Vivian, Alexandria Bay,

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