|Birth: ||Jan. 1, 1913|
|Death: ||Mar. 27, 2000|
Beloved husband, father and grandfather. Railroad engineer for Missouri Pacific Railway 41 years. He helped found and was active with his local union (Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, Van Bass Lodge #888--now part of the United Transportation Union) during his entire working career. Exempt from military service during World War II for serving in an "Essential War Industry." Active at Blessed Sacrament and St. James Catholic Churches in Memphis and St. Helen Catholic Church in Vero Beach, Florida. Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus. Member Memphis Beekeepers Association, frequent volunteer at the Wonders Series, Memphis Zoo, Memphis Pink Palace Museum, Brooks Museum of Art, Josephine K Lewis Center for Senior Citizens.
My father was a kind, loving man who adored his wife and was completely unselfish as far as his family was concerned. He could build or repair just about anything and that's how he spent his time. He was a tireless volunteer until he was very old. He was well liked by just about everybody who ever met him.
Youngest child of William Belman Astor and Jennie Morti Astor.
Brother of William Belman Astor, Jr.,
Bertha Astor LeBlanc, Rose Astor Holland, Cecilia Astor Covington, Robert Paul, George Malone Astor Sr, Malcolm Patterson Astor, Sr., and Julius M Astor.
Husband of Angela Estelle Garavelli Astor, married June 3, 1942. Father of Vincent Charles Astor and John Jacob Astor. Grandfather of John Jacob Astor II and Kathryn Michelle Astor Verity Rensing. Great-grandfather of Olivia Noelle Verity and Orion Lee Rensing.
William Belman Astor (1867 - 1940)
Jennie Morti Astor (1869 - 1942)
Created by: Vincent Astor
Record added: Aug 15, 2006
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