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“Mommie you were the best I miss you so much. Everyday is a struggle to not ha`ve my mom and best friend with me and there for me but I know you are...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Rebecca Austin - Daughter

“My mom was my best friend. I miss you sooo sooo sooo much momie! I love you so much! You were the best person on earth. I think about you every day...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Rebecca Austin - daughter

“From the day Sonny was born, she was a beautiful person. As she grew, she became more enchanting, funny, talented, and loving. She truly left her...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Doreen - Coral Springs, FL - Aunt

“Sonny, The day is coming where I will remember our good times together and the one year mark. I miss you lots and will always remember our times as...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Melinda Uhler - Sister

“Sonia was my beautiful sister whom I think of daily. Not a day goes by that she is not on my mind. I loved her and will one day talk to her again. We...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Melinda Uhler - Cary, NC

“Joe, Melin and all...she was one of a kind with a voice meant for radio, a gentle spirit and genuine good wishes for all. We were friends the moment...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Sharon Caporella - West Chester, PA

“Dear Happy & Family: David and I wish to send our condolences. It has been a long time since Southern High School and the Class of 1966, but I...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Jeanne (Anderson) Turner - Deale, MD

“Happy and family - My deepest sympathies for your wife's long illness and her passing. My heart hurts for you all. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Carol Roberson Emerson - Albany, GA

“I was living in an apartment complex in Gaithersburg about 8 years ago and Sonny approached me and told me that she liked the outfit I was wearing....Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: TERESA LINTON - ROCKVILLE, MD

“We had the pleasure of working with Sonia at our company, Chesapeake Computer Consultants, Inc. in Annapolis. She was truly an asset and well liked...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Peggy & Terry Slattery - MD

“Happy and Family,,,,Please accept my condolences,,,although I never met Sonny,My Mom thought she was wonderfull Donnie ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Donnie Fry - Annapolis, MD

“Dear Keenan and family, I just want to let you know how sorry I am at the passing of your mom. Although we never met, we emailed and spoke by phone...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Carol Cross, Teacher, Southern High School - MD


Sonia Ann “Sonny” Austin, 51, a 13-year resident of Harwood and previously of Gaithersburg, died April 7 at Tate Hospice House following a lengthy battle with breast cancer.

She was born Jan. 17, 1958, in N.Y. She graduated from Richard Montgomery H.S. in 1976 and attended Anne Arundel Community College.

She was an administrative manager for various companies including NASA (team associate), MCI (manager), Edward Jones, Zenith Data Systems, and most recently a project coordinator for Reico Kitchen and Bath.

She was a member of Compass group and was a sheep wool spinner. She enjoyed knitting, animals and high-heeled shoes.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Pauline Etis Kleinman, who died May 13, 2007.

Survivors include her husband, Carlton Webster Austin, whom she married in 1988; one son, Keenan McKenzie Austin and one daughter, Rebecca Jean Austin, both of Harwood; her father, Joseph Kleinman of Roanoke, Va.; and two sisters, Melinda Uhler and her husband Ted, of Valley Forge, Pa. and Elisa Weisman of Scottsdale, Ariz.

Friends may visit from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Friday, April 10 at John M. Taylor Funeral Home, 147 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis. Interment will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Parklawn Memorial Park, Rockville.