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Austin Lee King-Somma
  • Memorial donations in Austin's name suggested to PERSAD CENTER, 5301 Butler St #100, Pittsburgh, PA 15201.

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“I had a weird inkling that I should look for Austin and Aaron. I just always wondered what had happened to those 2 sweet cuties I had met so many...Read More »
1 of 37 | Posted by: Carol Evans - Springfield, IL

“David I am so sorry for this tremendous loss. I wish you and your family solace and strength during this time of grief and sorrow. ”
2 of 37 | Posted by: Rick McRae -- MLA Colleague - NY

“A horrendous and tragic loss for you, Maria and David. Our deepest sympathy is extended to the two of you. Most sincerely, Jim & Karen Gelston,...Read More »
3 of 37 | Posted by: James Gelston - Bradford, PA

“So sorry. ”
4 of 37 | Posted by: Karl Brandt - Mercer, PA

“Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your son, Austin. Sincerely, Dale and Janet Snider. ”
5 of 37 | Posted by: Shari Snider Anderson - IL

“David and family---You have my deepest and heartfelt sympathy. ”
6 of 37 | Posted by: Toni Stewart - Carlinville, IL

“David & Maria- so sorry you had to write your son's obituary. I will be praying for your family at this challenging time, and in the days ahead....Read More »
7 of 37 | Posted by: Darrin Daugherty - Raymond, IL

“Ours hearts break for all of you. My God hold all of you in the palm of His hand and surround you with His Peace that passes all understanding. ”
8 of 37 | Posted by: Mary Ann and Harry Pollitt - IL

“My heart is broken for you. David, Maria and Aaron, please accept my most sincere sympathy. Wishing you strength, hope and peace. ”
9 of 37 | Posted by: Judy Carlson - Saint Paul, MN

“Prayers of comfort and understanding to the family of the late Mr. Austin King-Somma ”
10 of 37 | Posted by: Leshonda Reeves - Gadsden, AL

“I was so surprised when I just read this. I knew Austin from Greenhouse in Texas. We met there. I knew he'd just gotten a new car from his facebook...Read More »
11 of 37 | Posted by: Tim Culp - St.Louis, MO - Friend

“I met Austin just a few months ago, and we developed a nice friendship even after he went back home. Wish I knew. He has his wings now and is Free....Read More »
12 of 37 | Posted by: Jacob - Fresno, CA - Friend

“Please accept my sincere condolences and prayers. Austin was my student at Frick. ”
13 of 37 | Posted by: Ruthie Walker - Pittsburgh, PA

“Hello. My name is Lakisha and i befriended Austin here in California. I am.deeply saddened and hurt as i truly considered Austin a friend...kind of...Read More »
14 of 37 | Posted by: Lakisha faust - Santa ANA, CA

“Austin was the best friend someone could ever have while i was with him in rehab he became one of my best friends and he was my big old support...Read More »
15 of 37 | Posted by: Kris felix - Friend

“My deepest sympathies. I was Austin's lunch lady at Seton La Salle High School. He was indeed a gentle soul. May he Rest In Peace. Prayers for your...Read More »
16 of 37 | Posted by: Maria Christopher - Pittsburgh, PA

“My condolences, fly with angels ”
17 of 37 | Posted by: Lynelle Boscia - Pittsburgh, PA

“We are blessed that the King-Somma family honored us by having Austin live with us for a few months here in Mexico and hence allowing for us to live...Read More »
18 of 37 | Posted by: heidi and chris fritz-watson

“I can't believe his beautiful soul is no longer with us! ❤ he was a bright light in high school always making me laugh and putting a smile on...Read More »
19 of 37 | Posted by: Crystal Joyce - Friend

“You will forever be missed. I will always cherish our last memories together. The road trip we took was one of the best times of my life. We had a...Read More »
20 of 37 | Posted by: Samantha Rose - Shreveport, LA

“He will be missed dearly. Prayers ❤ ”
21 of 37 | Posted by: Cierra Morrison - Lafayette, IN

“DAVID, MARIA & Aaron,My deepest condolences to you as I know how much of a light Austin was in all your lives. I had the pleasure of being the boys'...Read More »
22 of 37 | Posted by: Reneea Jenks - BALTIMORE, MD

“To the King-Soma Family -- my deepest condolences in your unimaginable time of pain and grief. To Austin himself -- relief... Godspeed... Finding...Read More »
23 of 37 | Posted by: Stefani Sobol-Pastor - Pittsburgh, PA

“AUSTIN was the nicest person and always told the funniest stories he had an amazing laugh he truly touched and changed my life he was a good friend ”
24 of 37 | Posted by: Mei-mei Hayes - Santa Ana, CA

“King-Somma family,I am very sorry to hear about the loss of Austin. I remember interacting with Austin at a few St. Margaret's Youth Group sessions...Read More »
25 of 37 | Posted by: Sara Hnatiw - PITTSBURGH, PA

“David, Maria and Aaronwe are so sad for your loss of your son and brother, Austin. We wish you the small comfort that comes from the good memories of...Read More »
26 of 37 | Posted by: Nancy Knowles - Pittsburgh, PA

“I pray for strength for the King- Somma family in this time of sorrow. Virginia and I are holding you close in our thoughts and hoping you and your...Read More »
27 of 37 | Posted by: Charles Crooms - Anniston, AL

“Maria- we are praying for you and your family during this difficult time. I pray God grants you all strength and peace. We send our condolences and...Read More »
28 of 37 | Posted by: LaTrisa Davis - Dallas, TX

“Maria, I am so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
29 of 37 | Posted by: Debbie Greene - Mars, PA - Friend

“I knew Austin as a pleasant, kind gentleman. He always treated the elderly with such respect. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.Remember...Read More »
30 of 37 | Posted by: Joanna Dorio - Pittsburgh, PA

“David, Maria & Aaron -We are so very sorry for your incredible loss. May God grant you the strength to make it through this time and to find comfort...Read More »
31 of 37 | Posted by: Luis & Cindy Mendoza - PA

“I had a dear cousin who was like a younger brother to me who died fighting addiction,so I have only an inkling of your pain. My best wishes for you...Read More »
32 of 37 | Posted by: Tom O'Brien - Mt Lebanon, PA

“Maria and family, I mourn for you and am so very sorry. May the love of your union family help to support you during this time. With much love,...Read More »
33 of 37 | Posted by: Leeann Foster - Pittsburgh, PA

“The only memories we have of Austin are of a delightful, fun loving young man who took the time to listen. We didn't see him often, but that is what...Read More »
34 of 37 | Posted by: Ada Jimenez Jimenez - lebanon, IL

“Condolences and Solidarity. Take care ”
35 of 37 | Posted by: Bryan G Pfeifer Pfeifer - PA

“Sorry to hear about your loss. We will keep your family in our prayers. ”
36 of 37 | Posted by: Chris Wagner - friend

“Dear David and Maria, You shared a beautiful memory of your son. It clearly illustrates your deep love for him. I am so sorry that you are suffering...Read More »
37 of 37 | Posted by: Barbara Stack - Wexford, PA


Today we mourn the loss of our son, Austin King-Somma. Austin lost his battle with addiction August 2, 2020 and we lost a sweet soul. We want to remember him as he was, not as some idealized version. He was a creative, vivacious young man who could make you smile. He loved music. He was always listening to it on his phone, watching it on the stage or creating it on the piano or the ukulele. He could paint you a picture, hum you a made up tune, or just quietly sit by as the two of you watched a scary movie together. We loved that he was a proud gay man who loved going to the Gay Pride march. He was saddened by the cruelty that the world sometime inflicts. He was angry at the world for not understanding him and angry at his parents for not supporting his lifestyle of addiction. And while his addiction made him do things that were not truly him, we never stopped loving him. He could be stubborn, hard headed and full of pain, but more often, was sweet, kind and loving: a gentle giant.

Austin was born December 17, 1995, in Lafayette, Indiana. He will be deeply missed by his parents, David King and Maria Somma, twin brother Aaron King-Somma, great aunt Dolores Somma, cousins Cameron, Caitlyn, Haven, Joshua, Emily, Kent and Teresa and numerous aunts, uncles, and other family both here and in Vietnam.

Because we knew him, we have been changed for good. Service and visitation were held privately by the family. Memorial donations in Austin's name suggested to PERSAD CENTER, 5301 Butler St #100, Pittsburgh, PA 15201. William Slater II Funeral Service, Scott Twp, entrusted with arrangements. www.slaterfuneral.com

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