OBITUARY

Jarl Scott Gustafson

May 5, 1939April 26, 2015

Colonel Jarl Scott Gustafson(Ret.) passed away on April 25, 2015.

He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather.

"Gus" was born in Pittsburgh, PA in 1939 and married his childhood sweetheart Judy, to whom he was married 52 years. Together they had Five children (Debbie, Scott, Heather, Mark and Jarl) and were blessed with four Grandsons (Mason, Maxwell, Gavin and Markus).

He spent his career serving our country in the Air Force and retired with many accolades and accomplishments. Among the most prestigious and favored were The Legion of Merit, The Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal and The Distinguished Public Service Medal awarded by NASA.

He was best known by his family and friends to have a keen intellect and wit. He was a great Trivial Pursuit partner...but not so much at Pictionary. He was a stock market wiz, private pilot, scuba diver, Jimmy Buffett lover and provided a wonderful life for his family.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations in Jarl's name to Snt Jude's Childrens Hospital, Doctors Without Borders or the Wounded Warrior Project (or any charity of your choice).

Services

  • Visitation Friday, May 1, 2015
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 1, 2015
REMEMBERING

Jarl Scott Gustafson

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May 8, 2015

Judy, Fred Miranda informed me of Gus's untimely demise. I know it must be a shock and an adjustment. I wish you the best. Your may remember ya'll sponsored me on my assignment to Hq SAC. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Gus. Again, my heartfelt condolences.

Henry 'Hank' Byars

Bev Stage

May 3, 2015

Condolences to the family. Cherish your memories. My thoughts are with you all at this difficult time

Frederick Miranda

May 2, 2015

Judy, what a shock! Barb heard from Heather via Facebook and called me. We are so sorry. Anyone you stay in touch with for 45 years plus is special and you both were/are. Our prayers are with you. We will give you a call after a few days.
Fred & Anka

May 1, 2015

We just learned of your loss and send our love and condolences to all of you. What sweet memories we have of those long-ago days when our kids were young! Bless you all!
Nancy and Hobby Wilson

Vera Zimmerman

May 1, 2015

Dean and I are so sad to hear that Gus has passed away. Judy, you will be in our thoughts at this difficult time.
Vera Zimmerman

Kay and Rob Lueck

May 1, 2015

We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

FROM THE FAMILY