CORINNA – Gerald Gustin, 75, died July 23, 2003 at his residence. He was born February 19, 1928 at Blaine a son of Lee and Cassilena ( Garrison ) Gustin. Gerald served in the U. S. Army Air Corps during World War II stationed in Hawaii after the attack on Pearl Harbor. On January 10, 1953, he married the former Emma Jean Saunders. He was employed by the U. S. government putting up boundaries between the United States and Canada in New York and Maine. His other occupations included handsewing for Dexter Shoe Company, working at Abbott Woolen Mill in Dexter, Eastland Woolen Mill in Corinna, and the Hartland Tannery. He will be most remembered as a dairy farmer in Corinna for 30 years, and for working in the woods with horses in the Corinna area. After retiring from farming, he worked for Project Ride for 5 years. Gerald was a member of the National Farmer’s Organization, Poulliot-Seavey Post # 53 American Legion in Dexter, and was a past member of the North Dexter Grange. He attended the Dexter Pentecostal Church and the Newport Full Gospel Church.
In addition to his wife of 50 years, he is survived by 3 sons, Patrick and wife Laurie Gustin of Corinna, Kirk and wife Cassie Gustin of St. Albans, and John Gustin of Corinna; 3 daughters Blakena and husband Jeff Scott of St. Albans, Holly and husband George Mullis of Corinna, and Elaine Davis of Corinna; 3 sisters, Hilda Townsend of Newport, Lillian Adair of Plymouth, and Genieve Emery of Pittsfield; 19 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren.
Friends may call from 6-8 P.M. Sunday at Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 117 Main Street, Newport. Funeral services will be held 1 P.M. Monday, July 28th, at the Newport Full Gospel Church, with Gerald’s grandson, Pastor Matthew Bagley, and the Rev. Carl Engstrom officiating. Burial will be in the family lot, Higgins Cemetery, Corinna.
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