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Thomas R. Gustafson

August 29, 2012
Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

Thomas R. Gustafson, 67, of 3181 Burton Road, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, in UPMC Hamot, Erie, Pa.

A native of Jamestown, he was born June 27, 1945, a son of the late Donald and Emma Peterson Gustafson.

He was employed by Forrest Rowan as a truck driver.

He loved his man cave, animals and especially Bluegrass music even playing in several area bands.

Surviving are his wife Barbara Johnstone, whom he married June 27, 1976; a son Thomas R. (Cheryl) Gustafson, Jr., of Mayville; two step-children, Shelly Swan of Busti and Charles (Treva) VanGuilder of Jamestown; six grandchildren, Trisha and Cody Gustafson, Travis and Tyler Scott and Andrew and Chad VanGuilder; four great grandchildren; and a brother, Otto "Bud" Gustafson of Florida.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Verna Olson and Dolly Girtson.

A memorial service was held at 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 18 in the Lind Funeral Home. Rev. Lee O'Brien officiated. Friends were received for one hour prior to the service Saturday in the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Chautauqua County humane Society, 2825 Strunk Road, Jamestown, NY 14701.

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