Laurie E. Austin

November 14, 1962 ~ December 30, 2020 (age 58)


Laurie E. (Taylor) Austin, 58 of West Deer Township, died Wednesday December 30, 2020 at home. She was born November 14, 1962 in Pittsburgh to the late Robert P. Taylor, Sr. and Amy E. (Barngrover) Taylor, with whom she lived. Laurie was a 1980 graduate of Deer Lakes High School. She attended Beatie Technical School and Kaplan Career Institute, graduating with a degree in medical coding. Laurie was a lover of animals, especially horses. She enjoyed feeding and watching birds as she drank her morning coffee. She was a talented artist specializing in pencil art. She cherished time spent with her granddaughter, Ivy and loved dressing her in the best outfits. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, daughter and friend. We will forever cherish the memories that we shared with her. 

Survivors include her sons Shaun T. (Rachel) Austin of Herman and Luke J. Austin of Slate Lick, her granddaughter Ivy Rose Austin, her mother Amy E. (Barngrover) Taylor of West Deer, her brother Robert P. Taylor, Jr. of West Deer and Amy R. O’Conner of Lower Burrell.

Besides her father she was preceded in death by her sister Beth Ann Bertha.

A public memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of a gift, the family asks that you consider making a donation to the West Deer Dog Shelter, 109 East Union Road, Cheswick PA 15024. Arrangements were entrusted to the SIWICKI-YANICKO FUNERAL HOME, 23 McKrell Road, Russellton, West Deer Township. View obituary online and leave condolences at

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