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In Memory of

Vaughn Kenneth Gustin

June 10, 1936 - March 23, 2015

Obituary


After a battle with cancer, Vaughn Kenneth Gustin, affectionately referred to as “Gus” died on March 23, 2015 in Simpsonville, SC at the age of 78. He leaves behind his wife, Dianne; his sons Jim and Jon; his twin sister Vivian Gilbert; Dianne’s children Sheri, Mark and Bobbi; 16 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.



Gus was born on June 10, 1936 in Mansfield, Ohio to father Vaughn and mother Jane. His father predeceased him when he and his sister were only 5 months old, leaving him to be raised by his mother...

After a battle with cancer, Vaughn Kenneth Gustin, affectionately referred to as “Gus” died on March 23, 2015 in Simpsonville, SC at the age of 78. He leaves behind his wife, Dianne; his sons Jim and Jon; his twin sister Vivian Gilbert; Dianne’s children Sheri, Mark and Bobbi; 16 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.



Gus was born on June 10, 1936 in Mansfield, Ohio to father Vaughn and mother Jane. His father predeceased him when he and his sister were only 5 months old, leaving him to be raised by his mother and maternal grandparents. He graduated from Mansfield High School in 1954 and excelled in the sciences. He graduated with an undergraduate degree in Analytical Chemistry from THE Ohio State University in 1958, earned his Master’s Degree in 1960, and his PhD in 1963. He was a teaching assistant at Ohio State from 1958 – 1963.



Gus married high school classmate Lois Jean Schaaf on September 14, 1957. Shortly after college graduation, they relocated to Painted Post, NY, where he had accepted a position as a Sr. Analytical Chemist of Corning Glass Works. There the couple lived, loved and raised their two sons. In 1980 Gus and Lois decided to provide their sons with some impactful life lessons and he accepted an assignment that would move the family to Surabaya, Indonesia for a year.



Cancer claimed Lois’ life in 1992. Gus held many positions of increasing responsibility throughout his career and retired as Director of Manufacturing Engineering from Corning Incorporated later in 1992 and moved to Westminster, SC and a home on Lake Hartwell. He always expressed his devotion and gratitude to his Corning “family”.



Gus found love again and married Dianne Siner on February 14, 1999 and the couple moved and made their home together in Simpsonville, SC. Gus and Dianne were avid golfers and travelers, often combining these passions when they travelled around the world. Gus loved playing golf with his friends at Holly Tree Country Club.



Gus was extremely proud of his sons and Dianne’s children as well and took great pleasure in the extended family reunions with all of the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.



At Gus’s request, no funeral services will be held. A celebration of his life with family and friends will be scheduled at a later date.



In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to your favorite charity.