Roland W. Austin, a gentleman and a scholar, passed away on April 12, in the Davis Hospital in Layton, Utah.
He was born on Sept. 6, 1934, in Worland.
He was passionate about learning and held a PHD in Medical Physiology. Roland worked as a professor at the University of Pittsburg and taught medical students for four years. He also taught dental students for three years at the University of Pennsylvania and Medical Technology students in New Haven, Conn., for two years.
At age 39 he returned to Worland, to take over his father’s upholstery business. His father passed away when Roland was 40 and his mother also died one year later. He moved to Evanston in 1991. Roland loved to talk to children about history and share his knowledge with everyone. He was fluent in five languages. He had been a client of Pioneer Counseling since September 2000, had many friends at Saddle Ridge Apartments and the Senior Center, where he was very involved and enjoyed it!
He is survived by three sisters.
He is preceded in death by his very best friend, Tim Holgate.
Graveside services will be on Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Evanston City Cemetery. Friends may call at the Crandall Funeral Home, from 1-1:45 p.m. on Thursday.
Online condolences at crandallfhevanston.com.