AUSTIN, James Stan­ley "Stan,"

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died un­ex­pect­edly of a stroke on March 11, 2020, in Rich­mond, Va. He is sur­vived by his wife of 51 years, Su­san Spielman Austin; daugh­ter, Kath­leen (Jim) McCarthy; son, Jay (Wenona) Austin; and "adopted" son, Markus Franklin. He was "Pop­pie" to four won­der­ful grand­chil­dren, Thomas and Piper Austin and Emily and Noah McCarthy.

Stan was born March 3, 1946 in Wash­ing­ton, D.C. and lived most of his life in North­ern Vir­ginia and D.C. His ca­reer as a pol­icy an­a­lyst for the U.S. Of­fice of Per­son­nel Man­age­ment spanned more than 30 years and in­cluded a term as a Fel­low in the of­fice of Con­necti­cut Con­gress­man Christo­pher Shays.

An avid soc­cer fan, Stan was ac­tive in Fair­fax, Vir­ginia Youth Soc­cer as a coach, ref­eree and Com­mis­sioner. In re­tire­ment, he rev­eled in the 24/7 Ca­ble T.V. Soc­cer pack­age where he cheered for his beloved Ar­se­nal (and any other team play­ing) and cri­tiqued all the ref’s calls. He vi­car­i­ously en­joyed the Great Bri­tish Bak­ing Show be­cause it was a con­tin­ual dis­ap­point­ment to him that his wife never learned to make a proper pecan pie.

Stan vol­un­teered with STEPdc as a youth tu­tor and men­tor, de­liv­ered

Meals on Wheels for Feed More in Rich­mond and as an or­dained Dea­con in the Pres­by­te­rian Church of Amer­i­can (PCA), he faith­fully served con­gre­ga­tions at three churches in D.C. and Vir­ginia.

In­ter­ment at Mt. Zion Bap­tist Church, Oak Park, Va., was pri­vate and a memo­rial ser­vice will be sched­uled at a later date in Rich­mond, Va.

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