Rear Admiral Robert C. Austin, husband of the late Joyce Ann Bisese for 49 years, died earlier this month.
He was born on Sept. 5, 1931, in Cleveland, Ohio. After graduation from Maury High School in Norfolk, Va., he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He obtained a competitive fleet appointment to the Naval Academy and was commissioned in June, 1954. After attending U.S. Submarine School, he was assigned to the USS Thornback. He attended the Naval Post Graduate School and earned a master's of science degree in physics in 1963.