Gregory Harold Gust
May 11th, 1967 - August 8th, 1996
Thank you for visiting this Web page, dedicated to the memory of
Gregory Harold Gust. Greg had been working as a Trial Attorney
with the United States Department of Justice in Washington, DC,
and took his own life
in the early morning of August 8th, 1996, at his apartment in
Arlington, VA. Greg was the beloved son of
Diki and John of Chicago,
and the cherished brother of
in Seattle, and of
Lawrence in Chicago.
In lieu of flowers, our family is requesting any
remembrances be made to some
organizations Greg especially supported.
One of Charles' friends is Michael Connell, and he forwarded
a touching poem that his mother
left him before she died. Mom read it and requested we make
it available here as well.
Marie-Therese Connolly was one of Greg's co-workers, and wrote
"For Greg, for us all".
Laurence J. Freedman performed the reading at Greg's memorial
service in the Great Hall at the Department of Justice on
August 27th, 1996.
One of Mom's friends Sherri Brooks forwarded
"Heart Place" by Deborah Gemmill
from the SIDS web site
and it is reproduced here with permission.
A gathering was held Sunday, September 22nd, 1996 at Charles'
home in Seattle. The attendees attempted to perform one of Greg's
favorite karoke selections, "Mack the
Knife" and proved that the vocal talent in the family
was all concentrated in Greg.
Shortly before he died, Greg had constructed
his own personal Web page.
He never got a chance to publish it on his own, so we have
made it available here. In Greg's things were some notes he
made about changes and additions he wanted to make to his
personal Web page, even though he never published it!
I will be performing those changes and additions in the
future and you'll be able to get to it from this page.
One thing in particular he wanted to include was a
picture of his cats, which I
have finally obtained in digital form.
Some other family members have Web pages too. I was the first,
followed by a detailed accounting of Mom's open-heart surgery.
As we have news of other friends and family pages, we will add them
to a list of links maintained here. To add your link or any comments
just let me know via email.
The family held a gathering celebrating Greg's life on the weekend
of August 10th, 1996. We collected photographs from friends and
family and filled the walls with the snapshots. We made an attempt
to preserve many of the snapshots by videotaping them. The video
images were subsequently transferred to my computer, which allows
us to place some of these pictures
within this Web site. We will be adding or changing the photographs
presented here randomly over time.
http://inmemorium.thegusts.com/greg.html last updated 05/30/2001
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