Gustin, Donald J. Sr. ALBANY Donald J. Gustin Sr., 80, died Tuesday, September 13, 2011 in the Hospice Inn at St. Peter's Hospital surrounded by his family. Born in Albany, he was one of 24 siblings, and son of the late John and Margaret Coons Gustin. Donald was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran. He was formerly employed by Albany Billiard Ball and Huyck Felt Co. He was the husband for 54 years of Dorothy B. Hansen Gustin; father of Donald J. Gustin, John J. Gustin, David M. Gustin and Tina Marie Gustin; grandfather of David and Jessica Ciraulo; great-grandfather of Anthony Michael Ciraulo; father-in-law of Patricia J. Ciraulo; many nieces and nephews survive him. Funeral services Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 9:15 a.m. from the Dreis Funeral Home, 208 North Allen St., Albany, thence to the Parish of Mater Christi, Albany, at 10 a.m. where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Relatives and friends are invited. Interment Our Lady of Angels Cemetery. Those wishing to remember Donald in a special way may send a contribution to The Community Hospice, 445 New Karner Rd., Albany, NY 12206.
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Published in Albany Times Union from Sept. 14 to Sept. 15, 2011