Robert J. Gustafson
OCALA, FL/RUTLAND - Robert J. Gustafson "Bob" "Gus", 82, of Ocala, Florida and formerly of Rutland died July 1, 2014 in the Hospice of Marion County after a short illness. He was born in Worcester to the late Roy and Gladys (Barbetti) Gustafson. He leaves his beloved wife of 58 years, Florence (Dale) Gustafson; daughter, Robin, wife of Steve Truehart of Phillipston; son, Steven and his wife Rebecca of Leicester; two grandsons, Mark and wife Nichole of Spencer and Nicholas and fiance Jessica White; four great granddaughters and one great grandson; three sisters-in-law, two brothers-in-law; many cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Roy E. Gustafson.
Bob attended Worcester Boys Trade and served in the Air Force 1952-1956 during the Korean War. After returning from the military he attended Barber school and owned and operated Gus's Barbershop in Worcester for many years and then retired from St. Gobain of Worcester in 1994. Bob lived in Rutland until 1996 before retiring to Ocala where he and his wife Florence enjoyed many active years and met many new friends. Bob loved his family, friends, the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots, golf, playing cards, bowling and staying active. He was a member of the Worcester Elks. He was an avid Bowler and his team won the State Championship in 1963. He was also proud of his four "holes in one" during his many years playing golf.
A Memorial Mass will be held in Massachusetts and a Celebration of his life will be held in Ocala at later dates.
Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from July 5 to July 6, 2014