Gus was my manager when I was on the Red Sox in 1993 and 1994. He was also the manager for our RLLW All Star team in 1994 which participated in the Western Regionals in San Bernardino. We were 3 wins short of the Little League World Series. He was a great community supporter and helped kids grow in to successful and responsible adults by focusing on two things in Baseball.....Sportsmanship and Discipline...His pregame speech is still engrained in my memory and I look forward to sharing with my son someday. He will be dearly missed.
I have known Gus for over 40 yrs. I met him in 1971 and learned then that he attended school in Roseville with several of my family extended members. I will always remember Gus as a good and honest man who always had a smile and good words when talking with you. I'll miss seeing him at the Roseville gourmet. Enjoy heaven Gus you certainly deserve being up there.
God Bless You!
Gus was my coach for the famous Red Sox when I was 10 through 12 years old, circa 1989 through 1991. It was an honor to play on his team and learn from an amazing man. Gus always believed in us, and especially me, and treated us all equally. His heart was always in it from start to finish. He had a system - build the fundamentals and the rest would follow. It was always the same, yet never felt repeated. I was one of the lucky ones to play on his team and learn how to work hard which I still use today. May his legacy live on and he rest in peace.
I've only known Gus for three years, but what a wonderful time it has been. I will miss working with him on "Greek Night" at the Moose. RIP my friend.
I was the Elks club treasurer during Gus' term as Exalted Ruler. A real gentleman and a great guy.
I played for Gus as 9 year old to 12.He was a father fiqure/Grandfather to me as I was finding my way in those tough years.He was and is probably the only man I would would listen to during those times.He was tough,but was always fair and caring to each player..My whole family Loved and cared for Gus even after our Hayday of winning more then our fair share of games and Titles..I ran into Gus a couple years ago in Old Roseville eating breakfast with my Grandma and he recognized me 20 years and more then 20 pounds later..How that made my day..We chanted out our pregame team rant;How do you catch the ball,I catch it with two hands and so do my kids.. Thanks Gus,You will always be Loved and Remembered!!
Thanks for being a great coach, not only of baseball, but of life. The pre-game ritual is something that I've continued on with my kids teams: sportsmanship & discipline... so simple, but amazing how it touches us daily, long after of being on the team. Gus & the Red Sox will always be teammates to me. Rest in Peace, god bless.
Gus was my dads partner and good friend to our family, he will be sorely missed. We wish our heartfelt condolences to his family.
I was and still am a Red Sox from his teams (1981,82,83. I will forever be thakful for Gus teaching me the game of baseball and teamwork. But most of all I will remember his kindness. Thanks Gus.
Gus was my 1st baseball coach. He really loved teaching kids the game.
I only had the pleasure of meeting Gus a little over a year ago and after reading about who Gus was as a young man and later in life, I can only hope to become half the man he was. His contagious smile and positive attitude will be sorely missed in my daily routine. Above all, I will miss shaking his hand. Thank you for being a part of my life Gus, I will never forget.
Thanks for everything you taught me, Coach! But most importantly, thanks for selflessly giving your time to so many of us. Not many people do what you did. I've never forgotten...
I met Gus 7 or 8 years ago at the Roseville ELks Lodge and there was never a day, that He didn't have that great smile and a kind word.......we will miss him.
Gus was a special friend of mine for over 20 years. I was with him when he met Char, I went to his wedding, and played golf with them over the years.