Raymond Edward Gustin

raymond gustin

June 24, 1933 ~ December 28, 2020

Raymond Edward Gustin, 87, born in Birmingham AL and resident of Dunwoody for 40 years, passed away on December 28th after a long battle with dementia. He served in the AL Air National Guard with active duty during the Berlin Crisis in France. After a career in the restaurant industry, he retired as a VP with PepsiCo International; he then purchased a group of Taco Bells. A member of All Saints Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus, he volunteered at the weekly Fish Fries during Lent for many years.

Known as “Daddy Ray” to his grandchildren, he was a fun, loving, and caring man. Ray was a great dancer who always had a line of daughters, granddaughters and nieces wanting a dance at family gatherings. He had a wonderful smile that would light up the room.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years and John Carroll High School sweetheart, Josephine Caiola, their children: Terri (Mike) McKeever of Fairhope, AL; Cyndi (Robbie) White of Waleska, GA; Tina Griffin (Jim Selton) of Central, SC; Jeniene (Frank) Mercer of Ocean Park, WA;
7 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and his siblings: Elizabeth Scherl, Sue Durham, Bebe (Paul) Lindsey, and Fred (Mary Jo) Gustin.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Abe and Blanche Gustin, and his brother, Abe Jr.

A Memorial Service will be held at All Saints Church at a later date.

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  1. Eileen Flynn says:

    Sorry to hear abour his passing.he was a fun loving man and was always smiling.he loved his family &always trying to help out in any way possible.we ll all miss him but we ll have found memories of him.he s in a great place looking
    Down upon us.god bless him

  2. Yvette Austin says:

    My condolences to the family. I did not know Mr. Gustin, but I know many of his family, and based on their kindness and generosity, I know he was was a good man and father. May he Rest In Peace and live on in the hearts of his loved ones

  3. Shelley Branton says:

    Uncle Ray has always held a special place in my heart. He was one of the most genuine and honest men I’ve been blessed to know. I will miss him. I love you all – my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Andy Gustin says:

    We will miss you Uncle Ray.

  5. Paschal Joseph Monte says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family in this time of sorrow.

    Pat and Brenda Monte

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