Austin Ray Barnhart (Auni)

Born: Wed., Feb. 9, 1994
Died: Mon., Aug. 17, 2020


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Aug. 20, 2020
Location: Yost - Gedon Funeral Home


4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Thu., Aug. 20, 2020
Location: Yost-Gedon Funeral Home

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Austin Ray Barnhart (Auni) age 26, of Lamar, PA, passed away Monday August 17, 2020 at Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College, PA. 

Austin was born in the Williamsport Hospital on February 9, 1994 to Holly (Jeff Hoffman) and Brian Barnhart (Jami Barnhart). Austin was 2012 graduate of Central Mountain High School and graduated from CPI Technologies for HVAC in 2020. He was an active member of the Army National Guard serving from September 2018 until present. 

Austin was admired by so many. He was such a great son and friend to everyone. He was an avid hunter, liked to fish and just loved the outdoors altogether. Austin was currently employed for Joseph C. Hazel Inc. HVAC. He had joined the Army National Guard in September of 2018. Austin has had many accomplishments in his life. He had loved to play baseball as well. Austin had been a YHEC member from 2007-2012 placing 21st nationally in New Mexico in 2011, excelling in all shooting sports in which he continued until the time of his passing. There are too many things to say about Austin and how he enjoyed life. All who knew Austin knows that he enjoyed life and being with friends and family especially if he could spend that time with them hunting and fishing. He will be missed by all and we all lost an exceptional son and friend. God Bless him. 

Austin is survived by his parents, Brian (Jami Barnhart) and Holly Barnhart (Jeff Hoffman). Grandparents, Karen Shields of Avis, Lisa Peters and Kevin Peters of Beech Creek, PA, Denny Barnhart and Maureen Barnhart of Flemington. A sister, Lauren Barnhart and a brother, Brian Barnhart and a step -brother, David Berriri. Also surviving is his Aunts, Robyn Campana, Jodi Sheasely and Amanda Barnhart and uncles, Derrick Shields, Josh Barnhart and Matt Sheasely and cousins, Faith and Cameron Sheasely. 

Austin was predeceased by his grandfather, Larry Shields and Great Grandmother, Louis Barnhart. 

A Celebration of life for Austin Ray Barnhart (Auni) will be held at a later date. 

Friends and family will be received on Thursday afternoon, August 20, 2020 from 4-6 pm in the Yost-Gedon Funeral Home and Cremation Services, LLC 121 West Main Street, Lock Haven, PA. Please be advised that CDC guidelines will be followed and mask are required. Online thoughts and memories may be made at or Yost- Gedon Funeral Home Facebook Page.


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Ken Hassinger
   Posted Wed August 19, 2020
-Austin was my HVAC student 2019-2020. He was one of those students that all of the employers wanted to hire. He was popular with his classmates and his instructors. He will be missed greatly. I am so sorry.
Ken Hassinger
HVAC teacher

Tom Boughton
   Posted Wed August 19, 2020
Holly, I am sorry for your loss. I only wish I had the words to comfort your heart. Just remember our loved ones live on in our memories. My heart breaks for you at this time. God Bless you and your family.

Wayne and Kelly Falls
   Posted Wed August 19, 2020
Brian and Holly, our hearts are heavy thinking about what you are going through. You are both in our thoughts and prayers, we can't imagine what a shock it has been for you both, there are no words that would make this better, but we are here for you if there is anything that you guys need. Austin was a great kid and grew into an awesome young man, he will be missed by many. There will be a day when you get to see him again, until then hold all your memories close to your hearts.

Jason Bufford
   Posted Wed August 19, 2020

Autumn Morning was sent by Shelly.

Holly, we are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family. Shelly and Jason Bufford

Angela Heivly
   Posted Thu August 20, 2020
We will forever miss his smile, laugh, and hunting stories. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.
The Weavers

Marie Weaver
   Posted Thu August 20, 2020
Holly, Brian and the entire family of Austin,
I can’t express enough how deeply my heart aches for your entire family. Austin sure brought happiness and smiles to peoples faces no matter where he was. I will never forget the day I walked into the lunch room at CPI and there he sat! He had everyone in there laughing. He will be greatly missed! He definitely is one of a kind and you guys sure did an amazing job raising him! The marsh creek crew will definitely miss him! 💔😭

Lin Greenaway
   Posted Fri August 21, 2020
Though I didn't know Austin very well, he was well thought of at the Bureau of Forestry office where he worked for a time. I know he enjoyed it here and was asking about returning to work for us. I was shocked and saddened to hear of his passing, we will miss him.

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