GUSS, DONALD, 88, died Thursday, March 20, 2014 at Episcopal Church Home.
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He was a graduate of University of Louisville with a Master's Degree in political science, an Army veteran of World War II for which he received two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star for his services, a former owner of Guss' Sample Shoes, a former sales representative of ladies shoes, a long standing member of Congregation Adath Jeshurun, a member of MENSA, a former Sunday School teacher at Keneseth Israel Congregation, a member of "The Duffers" and an avid racquet ball player and golfer. He was a voracious reader and enjoyable raconteur.
He is survived by his wife Madilyn Guss; his children, Suzanne Guss (Richard Hill), Linda Guss of Los Angeles, CA, Alison Guss (Richard Lewit) of Rhinebeck, NY and Jeffrey Guss (James Lawer) of New York, NY; his stepchildren, Scott Arche (Martha) of Gaithersburg, MD, Glenn Arche (Ikuko) of Bethel, WA and Ellen Lowitt (Andy) of Syosset, NY; a cousin, Lucille Bederman; 11 grandchildren, Emily Cooper, Michael Hill, Rebecca Lewit, Sarah Lewit, Bryant Arche, Justin Arche, Evan Lowitt, Spencer Lowitt, Genevieve Arche, Sierra Arche and Savannah Arche; and a great-grandson, Jaxon Cooper.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Episcopal Church Home for their wonderful care and to his caregiver, Priscilla Sargent.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Friday, March 21, 2014 at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Ave., with burial to follow in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery. Visitation will begin after 2 p.m.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the donor's favorite charity.
Herman Meyer & Son
1338 Ellison Avenue Louisville, KY 40204
Published in The Courier-Journal on Mar. 21, 2014