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Austin Blair de Savigny

July 26, 1961 ~ November 10, 2011

Austin de Savigny, 50, of Lake Charles died on Thursday, November 10, 2011 in his residence.


Born in 1961 in California, Austin moved with his family to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where he lived for 22 years. After attending Escola Americana in Rio, Austin attended the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janiero, St. Joseph's University in Vermont, and McNeese University. Austin was fluent in Portuguese and traveled throughout Latin America and Europe. Among Austin's many passions were philosophy, playing guitar, music, especially Rock n' Roll, and science fiction. For most of his life, Austin courageously fought against the relentless siege of schizophrenia.


Austin was a compassionate, generous, and loving person with a great sense of humor. He was a beloved son, brother, nephew and grandson. Austin will always live in the hearts of those he leaves behind: his mother, Marie "Beb" Roy de Savigny, his father, Richard de Savigny of Fortaleza, Brazil, his sister, Michelle de Savigny and her husband, William Nesbitt of New York, and his uncle, Chester Blair De Savigny and Chester's wife, Flora Mae De Savigny of Bryan, Texas.


He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Russell E. and Marie D. Roy, of Lake Charles and Austin Blair and Sheila Potter De Savigny, of Cosa Rica, England, and Texas.


A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at Orange Grove Cemetery on Broad St. under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to www.franciscanaction.org.

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  1. After I met you at the butter aisle in Kroger's I got to mee5t Austin. I really enjoyed his stories and visiting with him many times when he lived in the apts. on Bank and Cleveland. His stories, humor and intelligence always fasinated me. I will truly miss his laughter.

  2. Beb,So sorry to hear about Austin's passing. He is now in a peacefull place. Hope you are in good health. Call if we can help you with anything. Mike and Pam

  3. Dear de Savigny family, I wish you only the fondest memories of Austin – his laughter, conversation and intellect. I remember him being so handsome in high school and always engaged in some debate or intense conversation. May you always think of him and smile or laugh.Com saudades, Andrea Seiger, EARJ '81

  4. Just heard the sad news. Wish I could have done more to help. My sincere condolences are with his family. With love, Dee Sothers Smale. His friend from Escola Americana

  5. Ms. de Savigny,You probably don't remember me, but I worked at Merrill Lynch and met you there. I will always remember our conversations where you spoke of your son and how much he meant to you. I could tell he was a very special individual. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time and the times ahead. Hope you are well. I have since retired and knew I wouldn't come into contact with you any more. Take care and God be with you at this time.Cathie


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