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Scott Alan Gustin

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Scott Alan Gustin Obituary
Scott Alan Gustin 1966—2018
Scott Alan Gustin, LT, CEC, USN (RET) 51, beloved husband, father, son, sibling, friend, colleague and supervisor, passed away August 29, 2018, due to a sudden, aggressive cancer. A native of Rockford, IL, Scott joined the U.S. Navy after graduation from Rockford East High School in 1984. He served his country with pride as a naval nuclear power plant operator during Operation Desert Storm. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Northern Illinois University in 1996, and returned to naval service as a commissioned officer in the Civil Engineer Corp.; during that time he graduated with an MBA from Naval Postgraduate School in 2004, and served in Operation Enduring Freedom in Tarin Kowt Afghanistan. He continued his service to the United States Department of Defense after retirement when he worked for the United States Army Corp of Engineers as a Resident Engineer at both Lackland AFB and Ft. Sam Houston from 2009 until his death. Nothing exceeded his love for his family. Scott is survived by his wife, Donna; daughter, Reagan Gustin; son, Gregory Gustin; Japanese daughter, Nagomi Mizuta; grandchildren, Dahjh Hammonds, Lillian Hammonds; mother, Cheryl Lynn Jessup; siblings, Sande J. (Gustin) Bonzi (Ron), Eric I. Gustin, Traci E. (Gustin) Orticelli and Kelly L. Jessup. He is preceded in death by his father, Gene W. Gustin. Scott had a soft heart but a sharp wit, he was a brilliant man, boisterous and opinionated, and was a presence in every room he entered. He took care of and protected everyone he loved. He will always be our hero and will be eternally missed.
A memorial service will be held on September 11, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at Ft. Sam Houston's Dodd Field Chapel, 5584 Dodd Blvd., Bldg. 1721, San Antonio, Texas 78234, with reception to follow and interment at 1:15 p.m. at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, 1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd., San Antonio, Texas 78209. His family will be holding an "Irish Wake" for Scott on October 12th, 2018, beginning at 5 p.m., at 1211 Charlotte Drive, Rockford, IL 61108. The family has requested that memories or stories of Scott be shared on his Facebook page "For friends and family of Scott Gustin".
Published in Rockford Register Star from Sept. 8 to Sept. 10, 2018
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