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Earl D. Gustin

Earl D. Gustin       “devoted husband, father, and grandfather”


SHINGLEHOUSE, PA---Earl D. Gustin, 80, of Shinglehouse, went to be with the Lord as he joined his wife, Anna, in heaven on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, after a lengthy illness. 

     Born April 25, 1936 in Myrtle, he was a son of Howard Gustin and Doris Haynes Gustin Gross.  On November 14, 1954 at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Shinglehouse, he married Anna M. Frair, who passed away on September 18, 2003.

     Mr. Gustin was a graduate of Shinglehouse High School class of 1954. He retired from Dresser-Rand in Olean, NY in 1994 as an industrial engineer, after 40 years of service.

     Mr. Gustin was a member of the Myrtle Gospel Tabernacle Church in Myrtle, where he served as church treasurer and as an elder and trustee. In the past, he was an active member of the Oswayo Valley Sports Boosters. He was always a fan of attending sporting events of his children and grandchildren.  He enjoyed a good round of golf, tinkering with cars, and loved his sweets, but most of all, enjoyed time spent with his family. 

     Surviving are his four sons, Dave (Carolyn) Gustin, Rus (Karen) Gustin, Scott (Sharron) Gustin, all of Shinglehouse, and Steve (Renee ') Gustin of Jacksonville, Florida; a daughter, Shelli (Wes) Meyer of St. Mary's; eleven grandchildren, Kevin (Kathy) Gustin, Andy (Catrina) Gustin, Chris (Hiedi) Gustin, Melissa (Jared) Wells, Tim (Nicole) Gustin, Matt (Alyssa) Gustin, Mike Gustin, Bethany Gustin, Ryan Gustin, Shea Meyer and Sierra Meyer; a step-grandson, Brian Drake; eight great-grandchildren, Meghan Gustin, Dylan Gustin, Jacob Gustin, Jordyn Gustin, Sage Gustin, Leah Gustin, Camden Gustin, and Hannah Gustin; two step-great-granddaughters, Julia Hopkins and Brittany Hopkins; two step-great-grandsons, Caleb Drake and Collin Drake; a great-great granddaughter, Amber; two brothers, Philip ( Linda) Gustin of Long Beach, CA and Ronald (Libby) Gustin of Olean, NY; two sisters, Janice Woodkirk (Jack) Pease and Vivien  (Philip) Frair, both of Shinglehouse; and several nieces and nephews.

     In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Gustin was predeceased by an infant son, Randy Gustin; an infant grandson, Nathan Gustin; and a sister, Geraldine Babcock.

     Friends may call from 12 noon to 2 p.m. on Monday, December 26, 2016 at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, where funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. with Pastor Curt MacDonald of the Myrtle Gospel Tabernacle Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Myrtle Cemetery, Shinglehouse.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Myrtle Gospel Tabernacle Church, 1127 Route 44, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

     To express condolences or share a fond memory of Mr. Gustin, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com






Proud to call him brother. Loved that guy. Rest easy brother. Phil

Phil gustin Dec 27 2016 12:00 AM

I have endless childhood memories of Uncle Earl and the whole family. He was a beautiful man who had a heart of solid gold. Heaven has truly gained an angel this Christmas season. My thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.

Amy Hanson (Gustin) Dec 26 2016 12:00 AM

I will always remember uncle earl as a very nice and we'll respected man. Truthful, honest, and really loved and was proud of his kids. He cared about everyone he met. If that is how you are remembered when you pass on, then you have served your earthly mission well. Anyone who has ever met him should be grateful to have done so....

Wayne gustin Dec 26 2016 12:00 AM

I worked with Earl at Dresser Rand several years ago. He was a good worker and friend.
Sorry for your loss.

Duane Coverston Dec 26 2016 12:00 AM

Very sorry for your loss but his suffering is over and he has a well deserved place to go to which is far better than this imperfect world.

HOWARD & SHARON CARRIER Dec 26 2016 12:00 AM

Prayers for family. Years ago had many great times with Earl on the farm. Enjoyed the times playing basketball in the old barn. Kenny Dietze

Kenny Dietze Dec 25 2016 12:00 AM

I was very sorry to hear of Earl's passing. I always admired how much he loved his wife when I worked as a nurse. We shared a lot of nice talks during that time and I learned what a true gentleman, caring person, and kind soul he was. My sympathies to his family.

Kelly Keech-Rice Dec 23 2016 12:00 AM

We are so very sorry for your loss. God Bless you all, we will keep you in our thoughts & prayers.
Mike & Beth

Mike & Beth Bell Dec 23 2016 12:00 AM

May God comfort Earl's family with the assurance he is with his Heavenly Father and Anna. Goodbye to a great cousin.

Nelia and Paul Kemp Dec 23 2016 12:00 AM

Dick and I are thinking of Earl's family during this difficult time. Earl will certainly be remembered as a kind gentleman.

Dick and Cheryl Bryant Dec 22 2016 12:00 AM

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