Austin died at his home, in Point Pleasant, N.J., Feb. 11, 2005.

Austin was born in Trenton. He graduated from the Peddie School and originally entered Princeton with the Class of 1964. After a break from college, he transferred to the Class of 1966 but did not graduate.

Following retirement in 2000, Austin devoted his time and energy to gardening, volunteering many hours a week with the Master Gardeners of Ocean County, N.J. He also enjoyed traveling and was an amateur mathematician.

He leaves his wife, Barbara Weber-Wright; his parents, Austin and Mary Wright; a stepson and stepdaughter, John and Joan Sutphen; and two brothers, Robert and Donald Wright. Our class extends its condolences to them all.

The Class of 1966

Undergraduate Class of 1966