Augustine Owusu

April 24, 1955 - May 10, 2009

Augustine Owusu, age 54, of Allen, Texas passed away on May 10, 2009. He was born on April 24, 1955 in Ghana, Obuasi to Isaac Edward and Mary Abena (Fosua) Owusu. On November 22, 1995, he married Johnnie Hines in Plano, Texas. Augustine worked in the medical field as a CT Technologist at Cardiac Center of Texas, P.A. He is survived by his wife, Johnnie Hines-Owusu of Allen, Texas; daughters, Katrina Owusu and DeShondra Perkins; grandson, Montavious Miller all of Allen, Texas; mother, Mary Owusu of Obuasi, Ghana; brothers, Kwame Owusu of Houston, Texas, Tony Owusu of Virginia, Francis Owusu of New York, Clement Owusu of Rockwall, Texas, Thomas Owusu of Austin, Texas, Hubert Owusu of Obuasi, Ghana, Osmond Owusu of Rockwall, Texas and Charles Owusu of Obuasi, Ghana; sisters, Teresa Owusu of Newark, New Jersey, Victoria Owusu of Virginia, Jemima Owusu of Obuasi, Ghana, Mary Owusu of Fomena, Ghana, Elizabeth Owusu of Accra, Ghana and a host of other loving family and many friends. He was preceded in death by his father, three brothers and one sister. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 30, 2009 at St. Jude Catholic Church in Allen, Texas. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, Texas. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., on Friday, May 29, 2009 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

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Gus will forever live in our hearts. He touched so many of our lives with his warm smile, thoughtful sincerity and pure heart. While Heaven has called home one of it's true treasures, the world has been made a much better place while God allowed us to enjoy the companionship of our dear friend Gus. We love and miss you Gus, and will see you again soon. Scott and Marla Kerns, August 26, 2009 Psalm 18:1-6 I will love thee, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength in whom I will trust; My buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my hight tower. I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: So shall I be saved from mine enemies. The Sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid. The sorrows of hell compassed; The snares of death prevented me. In distress I called upon th Lord, and cried unto my God. He heard my voice out of his Temple, and my cry came before Him, even into his ears. Christopher Kinney, June 1, 2009 Words cannot express how much I LOVED my Uncle Gus. I remember he gave me the full rights to call him my uncle, and I, his niece. I remember how Uncle Gus was the best cheerleader you could ever have. He put so many things in perspective for me. He had only the most positive, sincere, and geniune things to say, and I loved him for the that. He was truly a remarkable and beautiful person, with a spirit of love and kindness. I celebrate his life and man that he was. I am blessed to have known him, and even more so to be a part of his life. Thank you Uncle Gus. I loved you in life, and I love you in death. You will never be forgotten and you will forever be missed. Until we meet again... Amma Kyeiwaa Boateng, May 31, 2009 Here's the family procratinator! It's the day of and will truly miss the radiant smile that you always wore and your little chuckle. Thanks for loving and taking care of my sister. Johnnie, because I care our lives are touched when sorrow comes to you, our hearts are touched and I feel your sadness,too. I'm with you today! You and yours are in my prayers! I understand but most of all because I care! Love all of you guys, especially my son-in-law. I believe that we're one big family, all in this together, and no matter what we're facing, the Lord will see us through. Regina Bowden, May 30, 2009 Dear Gus, Even though we only knew each other for several years, you were a blessing to ALL. You were a true servant of God and I know you are with him in Heaven today. Heaven you have reached at last tears and labors now are past. To you home beyond the sky Your Savior has welcomed YOU Home. God Bless YOU! Don Hudson Don Hudson Hudson, May 30, 2009 Gus was a man who put others before himself. I worked with him at Presby Allen and I can still see his beautiful smiling face laughing at me after calling me to do a sono exam (or 3) on Saturday mornings. I had to start calling Gus at 7a to see if there were any waiting sonos b/c he would wait to call me with the inpatient exams. He wanted to let me sleep on the weekends. Even in those dark last days, he was worrying about the wellbeing of others instead of himself. But, that was our friend Gus. Loving, compassionate, selfless, a smile on his face and in his heart for every occasion. I am honored to call Gus a friend. Kenzie Knoll, May 29, 2009 Your kindness and goodness will shine through for all to see, even now. I miss you and will always remember your smile. Storm Tate, May 29, 2009 Good bye Gus, It was nice to know someone that had an appearance of no darkness. You always appeared grateful, loving and light hearted. There is a quote… “To Live in hearts we leave behind Is not to die.” Of course this is going to remain hard to believe for quite some time. But I remember all the events and visits we had. I know it wasn’t enough. The main thing I remember is your smile. You’re smiling face; it seems that was just your personality. It was if you were born with your smile. No one jokes about things like this but I have to admit with your playful, jolly self I truly hoped it was joke. I looked forward to our families meeting for cookouts. I just wished I had done it more often. So, advice to me and anyone else is to not just have that friend and family on my mind, but instead to give my loved ones and friends a call or visit whether I think they want to be bothered or not. My heart also goes out to Johnnie, Katrina and DeShondra and of course the Grandson Montavious. May your hearts be lightened and I will believe you all are blessed. I remember Gus telling us he had lots of brothers and sisters. I just never knew how many. I see now you have many. May GOD bless you all, your brothers and sisters and your Mother most of all. Chukwujekwu and Jeri Anozie 05/29/09 Chuk Jeri Anozie, May 29, 2009 You will be missed.My sympathies are with the family. Saira Hasan, May 29, 2009 Sweet gentle Gus, you are so missed by all of your family at Cardiac Center of Texas. I find it terribly hard to believe that you have left us. It was such a pleasure for me to work with you. Each day you would come to the office and make us all feel so good to just be in your presence. You made a point of visiting each us of before beginning your day to see how we were doing. Everyone who has written a tribute mentioned your beautiful smile and how you would light up a room. Your heart was just as beautiful and you made our patients and your friends feel very special. Scripture teaches us that “There is a time for everything,a season for every activity under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to harvest. A time to kill and a time to heal. A time to tear down and a time to rebuild. A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance. A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones. A time to embrace and a time to turn away. A time to search and a time to lose. A time to keep and a time to throw away. A time to tear and a time to mend. A time to be quiet and a time to speak up. A time to love and a time to hate. A time for war and a time for peace. In your time, you have left a wonderful legacy for your family and friends and have touched the lives of so many. Each of us reach a point in our lives where we realize it is important to make a difference in this world and you did just that every day of your life. Your time here was much too short, but dear friend, your time to heal has come. You fought such a valiant battle, but you can now rest in your Lord’s house. We know in time we will see you again. - Pamela Chevrefils Pamela Chevrefils, May 28, 2009 I think God for the opportunity to have met Gus and be able to call him my friend. He was a very genuine and unigue person. His smile is what got me started every morning at the office. He welcomed me from the very first day at the clinic and helped me adjust to the office. He will be missed greatly. My only regret is not being able to spend more time with him, but God wants the best people with him in heaven. Gus I miss you, but at least your suffering is over. Ricky King, May 28, 2009 GUS, God saw you getting tired and a cure was not meant to be. So He put His arms around you and whispered, "Come with Me." With tearful eyes we watched you slowly fade away. Although we loved you dearly, we would not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, your hard-working hands put to rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best. GUS REST IN PEACE!!!; GUS NANTE YIE!!! Leo & Freda Osei-Ameyaw, May 26, 2009 Dearest Augustine We will always remember you with fondness and affection. Do rest in perfect peace until we meet again in heaven Stephen Dapaah, May 26, 2009 Gus, I got to know you first when I was a student as a sonographer at the cardiac center. Even at the very first time, your warm and passionate personality with your beautiful smile, made me feel like I knew you for a very long time. when you realized my husband was fighting with a very serious heart illness, you were asking about him and my family every day. When you realized about your own illness, you told me my family's story was an inspiration to you. From the bottom of my heart I sincerely wish that your illness had the same happy ending as my husband's. But I believe God had a different path planned for you. Rest in peace knowing that you are missed by whoever that known you, even as short as one day! Always in my heart, Terri Terri Zarrini, May 25, 2009 Johnnie, My prayers are with you and your family during your great loss. Gus, will truly be missed. I remember most about Gus was his smile. Always smiling no matter what was going on. God surely took an angel. God Bless you. Delores Simpson, May 25, 2009 In 1978, we were both admitted to pursue diploma studies at the then St Andrews Advanced College for Agricultural Science (now St Andrews University of Agricultural Science). On our first night at the campus, we realized that the one who assigned rooms to students had made a huge mistake. He had assigned us to different rooms, he was supposed to assign two students to one room, but I guess every body forgot to tell him that he cannot separate us. We sat down with our respective room mates and explained to them that it would be a mistake to go by the book, the two of us had to be in one room, they would not listen. The first night, Augustine left his bags in my room, we went to the town and stayed out until the wee hours, we returned to the campus and continued talking until the morning. The next night, when my room mate returned from the library, Augustine had covered his bed with sheets and was asleep, the third night we had guests in the room, till the wee hours. The next day, my room mate asked if we could help him pack his bags to move to the room where Augustine was supposed to be, we told him it is a done deal. After about six months we started thinking about leaving Ghana, a letter came from Steve inviting me to Amsterdam. I left Ghana in April of 1979 for Amsterdam and Augustine joined us after three months. I left there for West Germany, after a year and Augustine joined me after three months. In Germany, we worked at different departments for the same company, my landlord confronted me that the lease for my studio apartment called for one tenant but it appeared my friend is there all the time. Nothing changed so he approached me after about three months and told me he had a vacant studio apartment for my friend, we told him it is a done deal. When I am in Ghana and I run into any of the people who knew us in Europe, the first question they would ask is ‘Where or how is Augustine?’ before they ask how I am doing. They don’t seem to understand if I tell them that Augustine is in Dallas, TX and I am in The Bronx, NY and there is a four hour air travel time between us. When I think about that I am reminded that I am not a bad person, it is just that Augustine was a better person. That was the friend, brother, husband and father we all had. Alex Boakye Ansah Alexander Boakye-Ansah, May 22, 2009 We have only fun and loving memories of the times we shared. I will truly miss Owusu especially on our next birthday (April 24).. Johnnie and the Owusu family you will be in my prayers that the Lord strenghten,comfort and keep you all..for this too shall pass.. Robert and Antionette Redict, May 22, 2009 Snr Owusu, May the Good Lord grant you eternal rest and may His Light perpetual shine on your soul. It was such a privilege to have met you at Akakpo Johnsco in the early '70's. We will continue to keep the flame that was lit on Hill burning as Oldsaints. Rest in Perfect Peace, Onua. Joe Ekow Ortsin ( "Sybo"), May 21, 2009 I have worked with Gus the past few years at Cardiac Center of Texas. Gus always had a way of making us all smile at the office with his upbeat personality and geniune concern for everyone around him. I feel blessed to have known him and learned from him. It was heart breaking to see Gus' health deteriorate. Even when he was very weak from his treatments, he wore his smile proudly. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. He will be missed, but we will always have fond memories of him! "God saw you getting tired, When a cure was not to be. So He wrapped his arms around you, and whispered, “Come to me”. You didn’t deserve what you went through, So He gave you rest. God’s garden must be beautiful, He only takes the best. And when I saw you sleeping, So peaceful and free from pain I could not wish you back To suffer that again." While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil. ~John Taylor /// Rebecca, Steve, Tyler, & Megan Dawson Rebecca Dawson, May 21, 2009 Gus, who I worked with at the Cooper Clinic, and again was delighted to see in McKinney, was truly a delight to be with. His smile would light up a room and he was always genuinely interested in how everyone was doing. He will be missed by many. His life was a testimony to all who had the privilege of knowing him. Boyd Lyles MD, May 21, 2009 What a wonderful tribute to such a spectacular man! What I remember the most about Gus was of course, his smile. His whole face lit up the room. He was compassionate with everyone, treating each person with unspoken understanding. He listened intently and was so respectful. My first job after moving to Texas was with Gus as a coworker. His wonderful personality helped me ease into not only the new life, but a new profession. The world was a better place because of him. The world will miss such an attributing sole. My family and I cannot express our deepest sympathy to the family, friends and life partner to such a wonderful man. You are all truly special people to have shared such closeness with him. May his legacy continue through each of you! Most Sincerely, Kathy May Kathy May, May 21, 2009 My prayers and condolence are with you as you mourn your beloved. All of us the Old Saints are with you in prayers. Viam Parantes Bro Ebenezer Prah, CSC, May 21, 2009 Gus - When I joined the team at Cardiac Center of Texas, you were the first person to tell me hello and the first to tell me goodbye. I miss your daily pat on the back along with a "Good Morning". Sometimes I still catch myself looking down the hallway waiting to beat you at our "Good Mornings". Heaven is blessed to have such an amazing angel. It is not the same here now that you are gone. Everybody misses you terribly. Patients and Reps say such lovely words about you. It makes me feel so honored to have worked with such a touching soul. While your smile is a legacy, the memories of you and your oversized, compassionate, loving heart will be what lives on forever. Anybody who has had the opportunity to speak with you has been blessed by our gracious Lord. I miss you terribly dear friend, but I know I will see you again. You fought an amazing battle. Now it is time to rest in your new home. Sweet Dreams!! Shae N Murphy, May 21, 2009 A Ray fo Sunshine is what Gus was in our office at Cardiac Center of Texas. You were a man that had no enemies and everyone you met was a friend. If you were sad about anything, all you had to do was be in his path and a frown would always become a smile. Every morning was a hello and with his warm gentle hand gave you a pat on your back to make you feel special. This always made your morning brighter. Your were a joy to work with and your are deeply missed. There's always one person that will make a differance in your life and God made you that person. GOD BLESS YOU MY FRIEND, YOU ARE IN GOOD HANDS.. Maralinda Garza, May 21, 2009 Farewell Senior Owusu.Just like our paths crossed in St Johns School. I know that our paths will cross again;this time in a better place;Our eternal Home:HEAVEN. PAPA ERZUAH ACKAH-YENSU, May 20, 2009 i was blessed to work with gus at the cooper clinic. he was a man who chose to be happy everyday.... it was contagious! i have a weird desire to read obits. many times gus would come to the breakroom to make fun of me. as i read the obit of my friend, gus..... i smiled through my tears. if ALL of his brothers and sister had half the joy as gus.... what a happy home isaac and mary owusu must have had! family, may you remember his joy, and may the joy, peace, and comfort of the LORD give you strength. theresa chacon, May 19, 2009 I worked with Gus at Cooper Clinic. There is no doubt you would always see Gus with a genuine smile. He was a true joy to be around. My condolences to the family. Tiffany Newman, May 18, 2009 Fond memories of old saint. Sad and shock to hear your passing away. Words alone cannot describe this feeling although we met face to face long time ago in London I still remember the wise counselling he was always give. May you rest in peace and God willing we shall link up with the saviour in haven. Yaw, Kwame, Amoo and all the Owusu family "Yaakoh" May God strengthen you all. TT Thomas T Kutin, May 18, 2009 I remember Gus at Cooper Clinic, he was always peaking around the corner with his warm smile. He was a delight to work... he made a huge impression on lots of people including me. His family is in my thoughts and prayers. Kendra Grzywinski, May 18, 2009 Gus, we will miss your words of encouragement, your smiling eyes and your kind and giving heart. You are truly one of God's angels. We are truly blessed to have known you. Vera, Cera, Stephanie, Taylor, May 18, 2009 Onuapa Dayie! I’ve known Augustine for more than forty years. He was a friend and a brother. A true gentleman. As we mourn his passing, I take consolation from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s ‘Resignation’. I paraphrase him here: “These severe afflictions Not from the ground arise, But oftentimes celestial benedictions Assume this dark disguise. We see but dimly through the mists and vapors; Amid these earthly damps What seem to us but sad, funereal tapers May be heaven's distant lamps. There is no Death! What seems so is transition; This life of mortal breath Is but a suburb of the life elysian, Whose portal we call Death. Augustine is not dead,-the child of our affection,- But gone unto that school Where he no longer needs our poor protection, And Christ himself doth rule. In that great cloister's stillness and seclusion, By guardian angels led, Safe from temptation, safe from sin's pollution, Augustine Lives. Baffour Ennin, Virginia. Baffour Owusu Ennin, May 17, 2009 sorry about your lost.Wish i could be there with you.My prayers goes out to you and your family.IFthat anything that i can do for you just call me at 901-377-1432.May the bless you all and hope to see you soon. LOVE YOU LAVON MARVIN THIS NET SISTER LAW IF YOU FORGOT lavon / marvin jamerson/redict, May 17, 2009 His favorite saying to some of us,"menuabaa,adenti na mehuu wo atse saa??" Meaning,LONG TIME,NO SEE!!! But then is like you've been talking everyday.His death makes you wonder if GOD is fair sometimes!!!!Johnnie I know he'll be around all the time,because,he had a very good spirit. Grace Baidoo, May 16, 2009 What can I say about Gus that hasn't already been said? I first met Gus in the 90's when we both worked at a small Environmental Lab in Richardson, Texas. We were a small company and everyone was like family. As mentioned before, Gus had a smile that was as radiant as the sun. A gentle spirit that I personally would look forward to on a daily basis. We had so many great times at work and even during the darkest days at that company, Gus managed to keep everyone smiling. Prior to a few weeks ago, I had not seen Gus since 1999. However, on the same hand, I never forgot him either. Gus, 1955 - 2009. People may not remember the year you were born and later on, may not remember the year you died, but people will always remember the "dash" between those years. For the " dash" represents how you lived and you definately had a wonderful " dash". To the family, keep your hands in the hands of the man who can still the waters and he will be your comforter and will wipe all the tears from your eyes. Remember the good times and remember that God makes no mistakes. Weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning. My thoughts and prayers will be with you. Blessings and Peace, Diane Fields-Redish and Family. Diane Fields-Redish, May 16, 2009 Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved one's during this time of loss. I didn't know Gus like most of you, BUT I do know his wife, Mrs. Johnnie. I am her hair stylist and one thing I can say about Mr. Gus is that he loved his wife hair to look good and he knew how special it made her feel. May you cheerish the sweetest memories, forever. We love you! Trevo' Moss & Family, May 16, 2009 I spoke with Augustine last year after over 30 years and he said I was to visit when I came this year. He told me of his wonderful wife and children and wished I could see them. Even on the phone I could sense how lively and vibrant he was. He had in mind to assist me with my political ambitions. When I arrived, I was preparing to call him when Francis broke the sad news to me. I'm devastated beyond words. I find it very difficult to come to terms with the fact that you're no more but I can console myself knowing that you got all my messages before going to be with the Lord. Onyame mfa wo nsie!! Faustina Boakye, May 15, 2009 Fare thee well, brother. Sebastian Garbrah, May 15, 2009 I met Augustine some 6 years ago at his Brother Thomas' home in Cedar Park TX where they had met for a re-union. A very kind and gentle hearted man, it took me just a few hours to find that out. He made us feel very comfortable and always wore a smile. All people I spoke to about Augustine had one thing to say Augustine left a great legacy for all to emulate - love all, even those that are not our own. Augustine we will deeply miss you... May your soul rest in peace till we meet again. Richard Gyebi, May 15, 2009 May the almighty God be with you where ever you may be. "ONUA PA AUGUSTINE DAYIE, DABI YE BE HYIA MU BIO. DUE! DUE! DUE! DAMIRIFA DUE! kwaku twumasi,rose,afua & araba KWAKU TWUMASI, May 15, 2009 Johnnie, I still remember Augustine's smile the first time I met him. During the brief time I knew him, I found him to be a loving father and husband. I will miss him. Deborah L Smith, May 15, 2009 Gus was the best co-worker. His heart was as kind as his smile. He had a positive attitude that made the day go better when he was around. He taught me so much--with his example, with his words and with the look in his eye when humor was needed to lighten the situation. Gus, I miss you, friend. Thomas Kimball, May 15, 2009 What an exceptional person who touched everyone one with his warm personality and easy spirit. His laughter would fill the room. And so often I valued his intelligent opinion on things. Gus was a good man with a good heart and one of the best friends a person could have. My prayers and love be with Johnnie the girls and family. Maya Angelou quotes: “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” And this is so true with Gus Barbara Bernal, May 15, 2009 I worked with Gus at Plano Medical Center (late 90's). We all have the same thing to say about him. A true delight to talk to. No matter what kind of day you were having you walked away from talking with Gus with a new, bright, uplifted, happy spirit. My thoughts and prayers to the Owusu family. You have an angel in heaven beaming sunshine down to you. Donna Hulsey, May 14, 2009 I am sorry I didn't get to met him. He looked to be a fine, happy man. I'm sure you will remember him that way and be happy. HARR Y & MARY LAIRD, May 14, 2009 I never really worked WITH Gus. He would usually be coming in when I was leaving. We would chat for a few minutes here and there. But from day one Gus made me feel like I had grown up with him. Heck, I wish I HAD grown up with him. I would say, "So long, Gus" and walk away wondering how I could ever make the world a better place the way he did. So much has been said about his smile and I have to add that I'll always remember it. So powerful and genuine. A smile that seemed to say, "I live in a wonderful place and I'm going to make it even better!" It shames me to know I'll never be that positive or inspirational. But hopefully my memories of Gus will take me a bit farther down that path of hope. So long, Buddy. Steve Treadway, May 14, 2009 Gus was my CT technologist at the Cooper Clinic. He was always helpful,loved by the patients,had a beaming smile and a great attutude. Gus will be greatly missed, but I know where he is a place where there are no more tears,grief,or pain....where he can swallow again. My prayers are with your family. John J. Cannaday, May 14, 2009 God has called one of his soldiers home! Gus was a ray of sunshine full of joy and happiness. He knew how to treat people and was loved by the patients that he rendered service to. He always had a great big smile. He is a friend that I will always remember. God is in control. I pray that God will bless and keep this family as they go through this storm. Danette M. Rambo Danette M. Rambo, May 14, 2009 I Knew Gus at Medical Center of Plano, and he also came to work with me at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas as a CT Technologist. He was truly a nice man. We have been friends ever since. My family will truly miss him. Dennis Abusomwan, May 14, 2009 I worked with Gus at Cooper Clinic and will always remember how he brightened the department with his beautiful smile and great personality. The patients loved Gus and he was missed greatly when he left Cooper. I am going to miss Gus, but I know he is in a far better place. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you go through this difficult time. Theresa D Strong, May 14, 2009 I worked with Gus at Medical Center of Plano several years ago and then again at Presby Allen. The first time we saw each other at Presby Allen, we hugged like long-lost relatives. Gus had a way of making everyone feel special. He was such a joy to work with. So gentle and kind. I am proud to call him my friend. Cathy Smith, May 14, 2009 I am a co-worker of Augustine's wife, Johnnie Hines, and I talked to Augustine every time thatI saw him at company functions. Each time that I talked to him he was always nice,courteous, and always had a big smile on his face. I could tell that he also was a very smart man who loved his family and people in general. I would like to express my condolences to the Owusu and Hines family. My thoughts and prayers are with he family. Gail Smith, May 13, 2009 Gus will be missed so much in our neighborhood. He was a blessing to us with his beautiful smile and wonderful sweet personality. He was special. Virginia J Pharr, May 13, 2009 We,my family, David, Brian and our son Nichollas would like to express our deepest sympathy for your great lost. Your entire family will be in our prayers. With Deepest regrets, dannel-Bailey Family 5761 Warrington Drive New Orleans, La 70122 David Hal Bailey, May 13, 2009 The smile that carried us a million miles, That captured all the moments that were all worthwhile, Has left us now with a favored grace, Went home early to make more space. Shine down upon from heaven to reach all of us, Beloved friend, husband, brother, son.... Gus! We Love You! J & John Alexander, May 13, 2009 Johnnie, although I never had an opportunity to meet Gus, I heard so many wonderful things about him from Regina. She shared with us how he made them feel so welcomed during their visit. As the days and weeks pass, may you find comfort in the wonderful memories you shared with your husband. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. God Bless! Cheryl Harden Banks, May 13, 2009 Always good for a laugh and a smile, Gus will be sorely missed! Michael Clark, May 13, 2009 I knew Gus when he worked at Cooper. We worked in different departments so I honestly only saw him in the parking lot or in the campus snack shop. I will always remember Gus for his unfailingly cheerful disposition, and his ability to offer a kind word and genuine smile to everyone he encountered. Gus had a knack for making all of us feel valued, special, important. He is missed. Jill Turner, May 13, 2009 Always pleasant and smiling. A very nice man. Barbara J. Isaacson, May 13, 2009 I will always remember Gus as smiling and being of good cheer. My condolences to his wife and family. Gus will forever be remembered as a kind and cheerful friend and worker. Angelena Ho, May 13, 2009 Worked with Gus, @ Cooper Aerobic Center. He was always smiling. Pleasure to work with. My sympathies to all of you! Eddie Kirsch, May 13, 2009 His smile lit up everyone at Cooper Clinic. He never met a stranger and I know that I am a better person for having known him. Blessings to his family. Giovanna Surratt, May 13, 2009 God has another Angel in Heaven. I worked with Gus at the Cooper Clinic. I remember him as a happy guy who always had a big smile on his face. It always made my day to see him because he just seemed to glow with happiness. Your family is in my prayers. God Bless. Pat Grimes, May 13, 2009 Thank you so much, Gus, for bringing the most amazing sunshine into our work place with your readiant smile and caring ways. You will always be remembered with joy and love. Paula Dee Taylor, May 13, 2009 Everyone at Cooper Clinic loved Gus. His beautiful smile is unforgettable! He will definitely be missed by many. Julie M Wade, May 13, 2009 I am going to miss the smile and laugh! Scott Clasby, May 13, 2009