George W. Gustin

Lewiston – George W. Gustin, 86, a resident of Wales, passed away on Friday, May 10th, 2019 surrounded by his family.  He was born on September 10, 1932, the son of Charles Gustin and Gladys (Winslow) Small.  George graduated from Edward Little High School, class of 1951.  He proudly joined the U. S. Navy and served his country as a Seabee in the Korean War. He also attended the University of Maine at Orono.  On September 15, 1956   he married Kay Roberts in Auburn, Maine.   He was the owner/operator of Hardwood Pre Cut Inc. for 51 years; he enjoyed making sawdust.  George was also a master electrician.   He was a member of Wales Presbyterian Church, Morning Star Lodge #41 A.F. & A.M. as a past Master Mason and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star of Litchfield.  George served for many years on the school board and was instrumental in the creation of Oak Hill High School.  He was a selectman for the Town of Wales and had served as a moderator at the town meetings for many years.  He and his wife, Kay enjoyed being members of the Squire Town Squares of Winthrop.  George enjoyed time spent with his family and friends at their camp on Tacoma Lake.    George and his wife, Kay loved to travel and had traveled around the world.  He is survived by his wife, Kay of Wales,  their five children; Kathy Williams and her husband Geoffrey of Richmond, Gregory Gustin and his wife Annette of Venice, Florida, Michael Gustin and his wife Gail of Wales, Ann Eaton and her husband Rex of Litchfield, Amy Mulherin and her husband Todd of Wales, brother,  Lewis “Fon” Gustin and his wife Florence of Greene, two sisters; Arlene Gauvin of Brunswick, Janice Small of Durham, a brother, Ronald Small and his wife Linda of Bridgton, 16 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. He was preceded by his parents, and Josephine “Aunt Jo” Winslow.  The family would like to thank all of the staff at Montello Manor Nursing Home for providing excellent care to George. Messages of condolence may be sent to: www.finleyfuneralhome.com

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at the Wales Presbyterian Church, 668 Pond Road, Wales, Maine. Visiting hours will be held at 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 with Masonic service at 6:30 P.M. at BRAGDON-FINLEY FUNERAL HOME, 707 Main Street, Monmouth, Maine.  Interment with full military honors will be at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 980 Turner Street, Auburn, Maine.   If desired, contributions in his memory can be made to the Wales Presbyterian Church, C/O Robert English, 395 Leeds Junction Road, Wales, Maine  04280 or the Oak Hill High School Booster Scholarship Fund, 56 School Road, Wales, Maine 04280

 

 

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