STAMAS, Gus C.
Gus C. Stamas passed away on March 15, 2014 with his family by his side. He was born in Roseville, California on October 14, 1929. The son of Greek immigrants, he was the fifth of seven children of Samuel and Anna Stamas. Gus went to college at San Jose State where he was a lightweight boxer for the college team. He then went on to Berkeley to earn a degree in Architecture. He joined the Architecture firm of Rickey & Brooks upon graduation and later became a partner in the firm. Many of the buildings and churches he designed can be seen today in the Sacramento area.
To say that Gus was active in the local community is an understatement. He was a Roseville West Little League coach and manager for 25 years. He led his teams to a record number of championships in that time. The team name, 'Red Sox' was retired in his honor in 1994. After that he became a District representative and manager of Roseville's Challenger baseball league for handicapped youth. His volunteer work continued into his 80's. Later in life he learned magic so that he could entertain sick children. He was a past 'Exalted Ruler' of the Roseville Elks Lodge and in his life he was a member of the Kiwanis, Elks, Moose Lodge and SIRs.
He was predeceased by his mother and father; brothers, George and Peter and sSister, Mary Anne Stamas. He is survived by his wife, Char; son, Jeff and daughter, Collette; his grandchildren, Shane, Haley, Chad, Morgan, Reed and Rachel; his sisters, Ellen and Kathryn and brother, Paul; and many nieces and nephews.
We will miss him dearly.
A visitation will be held Friday, March 21st at 6:00pm at Saint John's Episcopal Church in Roseville and the funeral service will be Saturday at 11a.m. at Saint John's.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on Mar. 21, 2014