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John died April 5, 2017. His last know address showed him living in Tucson, Arizona. He graduated from the University of Idaho in 1959, jumped at McCall 1957-58 and Idaho City in 1959. John was in the USAF 1959-60 and worked for IBM 1960 until his retirement in 1992. Upon retirement his split time residing in the Florida Keys and Dillon, Colorado.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Austin, John M. (McCall 1957)" (2020). Smokejumper Obituaries. 489.