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Kaleb L. Austin

November 27, 2019

Kaleb L. AustinKaleb L. Austin,19, passed away Wednesday, November 27th, 2019, at his home.

He was born December 23rd, 1999 in Watertown, NY, a son of James E. and Tenisha Austin.

He is survived by his father James E Austin and partner Bridget DeMarse, his mother Tenisha M. Austin and partner Jonathan Mekeel. Sisters, Haeley, Kiara, Isabelle, Sofia, Melody, and brother Caden. Fiancé Virginia Hungerford. He is also survived by his Aunt Danielle (Marty) Brown, Aunts Terry, and Tammy Austin, Robin Alverez and Cameil Kaundart. Grandmothers, Michelle Holder and Taasha Lyndsay. Great Grandmother, Diane Quencer and numerous wonderful cousins.

Kaleb was a co-founder of KLA Property Management Services with his dad and worked in the kitchen at the Garden Hilton Inn in Watertown. A graduate of Carthage Central High School in 2018 and the Culinary Arts program at Boces, he was attending Jefferson Community College pursuing a degree in Restaurant Management.

Kaleb loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed music, photography, writing, fishing and loved to draw. Kaleb had a genuine loving heart and a soul that inspired those he was around in ways almost unexplainable. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends, coworkers and all who knew him.

He was predeceased by his grandfathers Lawrence J. Austin, Edward R. Holder Sr. and Uncle Richard Haven.

A memorial service will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown on Friday, December 6, at 5:00 PM with Pastor Jeff Smith, First Baptist Church, presiding. Following the service a celebration of his life will be held at the Masonic Temple, 242 Washington St., Watertown. Online condolences to his family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.

In lieu of flowers, Donations may be made in Kaleb’s memory to either Ronald McDonald Charities, Inc. 1100 East Genesee St. Syracuse, N.Y. 13210 or the Children’s Miracle Network 830 Washington St., Watertown, N.Y. 13601


#11 Naomi Nagler 2019-12-06 16:24
Kaleb, I want to thank you for the smiles and laughs and chats we had together at work. You are a kind soul! I appreciate how you lovingly spoke of your family and sisters : ) I just want you to know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray for love,peace,comf ort and healing for all your loved ones. I'm glad we got the chance to meet in this world. You watch over your family as I'm sure you are doing. Peace to you Kaleb and Merry Christmas*
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#10 Danielle Brown 2019-12-05 09:10
Kaleb was truly one of a kind. He had a heart as big as this world. He loved his family with his whole being. I am beyond honored and blessed to have been this dear boys aunt. ❤️
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#9 Rachael Putnam 2019-12-04 15:19
Tenisha, James and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that I am keeping you all in my thoughts. I pray you find comfort in all of the wonderful memories you have of Kaleb.
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#8 Elizabeth I Cranker 2019-12-04 10:23
James, Tenisha and family, I wish to share my deepest condolences. Kaleb was a kind and gentle person. I remember him being so patient and helpful with other students in class. He was always so polite and respectful . You both did such a wonderful job raising him. I was lucky to be one of his teachers for two years. It was a pleasure to know him. Mrs Cranker
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#7 Charles L Guill 2019-12-04 08:02
James and family, I am so sorry for your loss. It's tragic to loose someone with their whole life ahead of them. From myself and the Watertown Housing Authority, we send our condolences and prayers to you and your family. God bless......
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#6 Amy Trippany 2019-12-02 11:51
Tenisha and family, I am so sorry for you loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
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#5 Lynda Vaadi 2019-12-01 13:32
James, we are sorry for your loss & I know words cannot express what you are going through.
Kaleb was a good kid & you did a fantastic job raising him.
He couldn’t have asked for a better Dad.
Sympathy to you and the girls.
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#4 Summer Dempsey 2019-11-30 20:19
I wish to share my deepest condolences. Kaleb was a kind and gentle soul. I remember him being so patient with Nathaniel when he was little even though Nathaniel was 6 years younger. They would play video games and have Nerf wars while we tended to our babies. I just can't believe he is gone. I send you all our love during tragic time.
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#3 Janee Gillott 2019-11-30 11:31
So sorry for the loss of such a beautiful young man! Love and prayers to Tenisha and family.
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#2 Gina Grant 2019-11-30 08:07
James and Tenisha I am at a loss for words cannot tell you how sad we are with the loss of Kaleb he was a great young man he will always be remembered in our hhearts just always know that we are here if you need us wwe love you all Fly High Kaleb you are with the angels now love yous always
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