Memorial for Roger Gustin ’56
Roger Orval Gustin, passed away peacefully February 28th, 2016 at the age of 81 ending his long battle with Parkinson's Disease. He was surrounded by his immediate family.
Roger was born June 20th, 1934 in Sullivan, Illinois graduating H.S. Class of 1952, where he was a member of the H.S. band and lettered in basketball, baseball, football and track. Roger received his bachelor degree from Millikin University in Decatur, IL and then his Masters degree in Administration and teaching credential… from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. In 1960, Roger moved to Madera, California and started teaching at Madera High School where he retired from in 1992. In 1963, Roger married Joan Cappelluti of Madera and were together for 47 years. She preceded him in death on November 25, 2010.
Roger is survived by his two sons, Mark and his wife Tammy of San Francisco, Bill of Madera, CA and grandson, Bradley of Fresno, CA.
Roger continued to maintain his strong ties to the Sullivan community his entire life. Therefore, In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to: The Little Theatre on the Square, PO Box 288 Sullivan, Illinois 61951 in his name.
Graveside Service will be Saturday, April 30th at Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan at 11:00 a.m. with a celebration of life from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Yoder’s Kitchen; 1195 E Columbia St, Arthur, IL 61911. My mother Joan Celeste Cappelluti Gustin, 12/15/1937 - 11/25/2010, will join Roger in ever lasting peace at the ceremony. Her wish was to join him and be buried together. McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Sullivan, is in charge of the arrangements. The obituary was written by Roger and Joan’s son, Mark Gustin.
Condolences may be offered to the family at www.mcmullinyoung.com.