Chad R Augustine

Chad Robert Augustine died unexpectedly on January 13th, 2024, at the age of 32. Chad was born on August 12th, 1991 to Clinton and Theresa Augustine in Southfield, Michigan.

Chad grew up in his childhood home in Highland, Michigan. He enjoyed his time as part of the Lakeland High School swim team for 3 years, and was also a part of the National Honor Society. Chad always tried to have fun and make his friends laugh in his unique sense of humor. After Chad graduated from Lakeland High School with High Honors in 2009, he began his studies at the University of Michigan. Shortly after, he returned to his childhood home and found a variety of jobs throughout the years following.

Chad had a love for animals and nature. He took pride in training his dog, Izzy, all sorts of tricks, including (accidently) how to jump over the fence to the neighbor’s yard. He also loved astronomy and going outside to stargaze on clear nights and naming all the stars.

Chad also had a love for puzzles and learning. He had an unlimited amount of knowledge that he loved to share with anyone who would listen. Chad and his parents had a tradition of watching Jeopardy every night, and Chad rarely got an answer incorrect.

Chad would often try to recycle and reuse any and all materials to try to limit any waste. In his eyes, nothing was true garbage and it could be used to create something new. He had a passion for building, engineering, and creating new inventions. He also spent his free time playing video games, and reviving retro video games by taking them apart and replacing the internal batteries.

Chad is preceded in death by his grandparents, Ida Walton, Wilfred Walton, and Patricia Augustine. He is survived by his parents Clint and Terri Augustine, his sister Chelsea Augustine (and her husband Matthew Tuftedal), his grandfather Charles Augustine, his aunts Diana (Walton) Grace, Patricia Walton, and Sandra (and Richard) McNeil, his uncles Mark Walton, William Walton, Cameron Augustine, and Carson Augustine, and his cousin Joshua McNeil.

The family would like to thank Diane, Brian, and Patti for all of your help and support during this tragedy. Thank you to all the neighbors on the family’s street for all the love, support, and compassion throughout the years, and especially during this tragic time. Thank you to Nathan for being such a great and loyal friend to Chad no matter what happened. And a special thank you to Diane for being so loving and supportive to Chad throughout his entire life, and for always being there to help him no matter what.

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  1. Varonnica Locklear

    This was beautifully written. His time was short but he lived a beautiful life. He was so special and I’ll hold all of the memories I have of him close to my heart. He will live on in the memories and stories we share of him. Love you all so much.

  2. Michelle French

    I am heart broken for your family. Brandon thought the world of Chad. He told us he enjoyed Chads friendship because he was a smart independent thinker who was not afraid to share his thoughts and views. Brandon truly loved him. Chad showed my family an abundance of empathy and compassion after Buddy died, it meant so much to us. I am sorry the world has lost such a unique kind soul. Please know your entire family has been and will be in our thoughts.

  3. Clint,Terri and Family,
    So sorry to hear about Chad.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. My heart goes out to all of you. I send my love and prayers.

  5. I can’t say I knew Chad all that well, but I do remember having a LAN party when I was in high school, and Chad got invited and I remember he was playing. I believe BioShock 2, amongst some other games. We had a good time. Very sorry to hear about Chad‘s passing.

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