Austin J. Meader


Austin J. Meader, 25, of Linesville, passed away suddenly Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Meadville Medical Center following a long battle with addiction.

He was born September 21, 1993 in Erie, a son of Joel K. Meader and Tamela Poe Meader.

Austin was a 2012 graduate of Linesville High School. He worked for his father at Joel Meadville Painting and for his brother at Justin Meader Contracting.

A life member of the NRA, Austin was an avid outdoorsman especially enjoying fishing, and all seasons and archery hunting. He had a warm personality, kind spirit and enjoyed being with people.

Survivors include his father, Joel K. Meader and his fiancée Lisa Houserman of Conneaut Lake; his mother, Tammy Meader of Linesville; two brothers, Justin Meader of Conneautville and Dustin Meader and his wife Ann of Guys Mills; a step-brother, Spencer Blaine Boyd of Conneaut Lake; a nephew, Chance K. Meader; two nieces, Chelsey M. and Laken M. Meader; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents.

Calling hours will be Tuesday, April 16th from 3-7 p.m. at WAID-COLEMAN FUNERAL HOME, 12422 CONNEAUT LAKE RD., CONNEAUT LAKE.

The funeral service will be Wednesday, April 17th at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Terry Smith of Linesville First Baptist Church officiating.

Memorials may be made to Shriner's Hospital for Children, 1645 W. 8th St., Erie, PA 16505 or Meadville Medical Center Foundation (for the Let's Talk Addiction Campaign), 736 Liberty St., Meadville, PA 16335.

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6 posts

Helen Aucker
Apr 16, 2019
I love you Tammy.Im so sorry for your loss.I wish I could come today but Im booked all day thru 7.My heart breaks for you.
Judy DeVoge-Kennedy
Apr 16, 2019
I was in shock when I read of Austin's passing. My heart absolutely breaks for you all...I am hugging you in my heart and sending up thoughts of comfort and easing of pain for the loss of such a special young man to this disease. I love you Joel and Lisa. I absolutely hate this disease of addiction when I see the tolls of it.
Stephanie Culbertson- Burger
Apr 15, 2019
I was heart-broken when I read of his passing. Joel and family, I am so sorry of your loss. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers now and in the days ahead.
Find comfort in the memories that you have with him and knowing that he is now at peace.
Sarah (Meader) McCracken
Apr 15, 2019
Wish I could be there and thinking of you all with lots of love. Some of my favorite childhood memories include my cousins. RIP Austin.
Love, Sarah
Brenda Thornton
Apr 15, 2019
My Condolences to all of the Meader family. Thoughts and prayers to you all through this difficult time.
Dorraine Glunt
Apr 15, 2019
So sorry for your loss. I’ll always remember the beautiful little boy in Mrs. Mattera ‘s first grade classroom.