Gustave A. "Gus" Essig

June 11, 1915July 24, 2013

“Gus”, age 98 of Miamisburg, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at Southview Hospital. He was born on June 11, 1915 in Philadelphia, PA to the late, Alfred G.F. Essig Jr. and Susan (Schey) Essig. Also preceding him in death is his wife, Mildred (Moursund) Essig; son, Gus Essig; sister, Martha Essig. Gus served in the U.S. Army during WWII as a captain. He graduated from Washington & Lee University and went on to work as a Nuclear Physicist with Monsanto/EG&G for over 34 years. Gus is survived by his loving daughter, Elizabeth Lewis (Charlie Trent); grandchildren, Jason & Kyle Essig; sister, Lillian Wilmer. There will be no services as per Gus’ request. Personal condolences may be left for Gus’s family by visiting


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August 5, 2013

Hope you get this message Liz. Your dad lived a long life. Hope to hear from you. My e-mail is Ruth Gnagey sent the info about your dad.

August 3, 2013

I was sorry to hear of your loss. Gus was my boss at Monsanta back in the early sixties. He was also a next door neighbor to my parents for many many years.
Pam Robinett Sparks, Tempe, AZ

Charlie Trent

August 3, 2013

Gus was the most amazing man I have ever known. He was self educated. Commissioned officer in WW2. he had a degree in Physics , but knew something about anything you wanted to discuss with him.He loved sports and family. He was such an amazing man. He was still passing football with the neighbor boy when he was in his 80,s. God Bless you Gus! I,ll take care of your daughter, Elizibeth. I love her very much! May you rest in the arms of the master for ever!

W. Roger Marker

July 30, 2013

You have my deepest sympathy for the loss of Gus. I worked with Gus for many years and found him to be a true professional and gentleman. Never once did I hear a negative word come out of Gus' mouth. I really appreciated his intellect and enjoyed discussing a range of subjects with him.

This world will miss him dearly. Such a great man.

W. Roger Marker