GUSTIN, STEVEN E.
Age 63 passed away peacefully at The Chemung County Nursing Facility on Thursday July 31, 2014. Steven was born January 29, 1951 in Honolulu, Hawaii the son of Wayne Gustin and Christine Kimber Gustin. He grew up in Elmira and graduated from E.F.A. in 1969. Steve was an accomplished athlete and a member of the championship E.F.A. wrestling team which was a powerhouse during that era. He also excelled at Alfred Tech, where he was inducted into their Wrestling Hall of Fame. Steve then graduated from SUNY Brockport and after serving his country overseas with The U. S. Army during The Vietnam War
, he earned his Master's Degree in Education. He held many teaching positions including being the wrestling coach at Alfred Tech. Steve then moved to Brussels, Belgium and Istanbul, Turkey where he established his business as a College Placement Facilitator arranging entry into United States Universities for European students. When his illness progressed, he returned to this area to be closer to his loving mother, Christine Kimber, and other family members. He was pre-deceased by his father Wayne and his infant daughter Jennifer. Steve is survived by his loving mother Christine Kimber; his son Keith Christopher Gustin and his fiance Molly Brown and granddaughter Sadie Gustin who adored her "Papa Dog"; daughter: Erin Capoccia; sister: Carol Gustin and fiance Terry Torrence; brothers: Keith Alan Gustin and his wife Bonnie and Kenneth W. Gustin and his wife Arlene; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and loyal friends including his life-long friend Danny (Gilly) Gilbert. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Steve's Gravesite Services on Monday August 4, 2014 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park at 2 PM where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Gustin. There will be a gathering at The Elmira American Legion 316 Lake Street Elmira, NY following Steve's Services. Arrangements are entrusted to the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY.