O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222

Joan Gust

Joan Gust, age 78, formerly of Great Valley Street, Salamanca, New York died Saturday, June 19, 2010 in Manassas, Virginia following a long illness.

Born on August 19, 1931 in Olean, New York she was the daughter of the late Robert & Jemima Meecham Gaspar. She was married on June 23, 1951 in Immanuel Lutheran Church, Olean, New York to Mr. John Gust who predeceased her on October 14, 2006.

Mrs. Gust was employed as a Bookkeeper for the Salamanca Central School District for 25 years. Previously, she had worked at Clark Brothers in Olean, New York.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Salamanca, New York She was an avid gardener and enjoyed quilting, woodworking and painting.

Surviving are: a daughter, Dianne Gaddis, Manassas, Virginia; a son, Michael (Amy) Gust, Westford, MA; 3 grandchildren, Sarah Gaddis, Salamanca, New York, Vreni Gust, Westford, MA, Kasey Gust, Cincinnati, Ohio; a brother, Richard (Bernie) Gaspar, Olean, New York; 3 nephews.

Friends may call at the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, New York on Friday, June 25, 2010 from 4-7 p.m.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 26, 2010 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church with Rev. Michael Lonto, pastor, officiating at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Memorial Fund.

Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery, Salamanca, New York.

E-condolences can be sent to john@orourke-orourke.com.