CARSON CITY, Nev. — August Augenthaler, 84, a resident of Carson City for the past three years and formerly of Lake Placid, died Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at Carson Tahoe Hospital.
Augie was born in Brooklyn to August and Ruth Augenthaler and served in the Navy during World War II where he was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Medal and the Victory Medal. He married Margaret Keller in 1951 and they had two children, Gary and Robin.
Augie worked in the family delicatessen business for many years and then sold insurance, real estate and worked in several car dealerships in Carson City back in the 1980s.
Augie and Margaret lived in Lake Placid until they moved to Carson City in 1988 to be near their children and grandchildren. After retirement, they moved back to upstate New York, but because of their love and pride of their grandchildren moved back to Nevada in 2008.
Augie’s sense of humor and story telling was enjoyed by all and will be missed the most. He loved working in his garage making picture frames, bird houses or anything else he could think of out of wood.
Among his survivors are his wife of 59 years Margaret; his daughter Robin (Frank) Bleuss; his sister Arlene (Roy) Schuber; his grandchildren: Chelsea (Jarrod) Dean, Frankie Bleuss and Lindsey Bleuss; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Augie was predeceased by his parents, and his son, Gary.
Augie’s family will celebrate his life with friends in New York next summer. Neptune Society is in charge of arrangements and in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association, 1710 Gilbreth Road, Burlingame, CA 94010. (Include Augie’s name and his address: 2520 Taylor Way, Carson City, NV 89703).