Edward P. Gustitus, 88, born in Brooklyn, NY, November 19, 1932, to Theodore A. Gustitus and Alice L. Belcastro Gustitus, died Thursday, November 4, 2021.
Edward was predeceased by his parents; her maternal grandparents, Frank and Mary Belcastro; his paternal grandparents, George and Ursula Gustitus; and many uncles, aunts and cousins.
He was married for 59 years to Carole R. Yudisky Gustitus, Ph.D.
He is survived by Carole and their two children, Gaye C. Gustitus, DO, and her companion, Thomas M. Shalata Jr., of Dallas; and Theodore P. Gustitus, Esq., and his wife Lisa Davis, Brandon, Florida; and nephew, Steven Preiss and his wife, Shari, California.
Edward grew up in Wyoming and graduated from Wyoming Memorial High School in 1950. He attended and was an alumnus of Wilkes University, Temple University and the University of Scranton, where he earned a bachelor’s degree. of Science in Economics and an MBA in Finance and Management. . He then graduated from Xavier University with a master’s degree in hospital administration. Edward later graduated from Birmingham School of Law in Alabama. In addition, he studied physics at the University of Buffalo and also studied pharmacy. He served in the army and naval reserves.
Edward was employed by the radiology department at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital as a technologist and administrator. He then worked for Picker International, a manufacturer of medical radiology equipment, for many years as a regional manager. He became vice president of Siemens Medical Systems in New Jersey and Siemens Medical Laboratories in California. Here he was involved in the sales and marketing of cardiac catheterization equipment, linear accelerators for cancer treatment, simulators and cobalt treatment machines.
He later became vice president of sales, marketing and business development at Dornier Medical Systems / Daimler Benz in Atlanta. This position involved the lithotripter, the kidney stone disintegration medical procedure machine with the use of sonic beam focusing to fight kidney disease. He then continued his career at Philips Medical Systems in the Netherlands and at Thomson CGR in France. He also formed his own medical consulting firm, Med-Cor International and handled aspects of various veterans needs as an administrative officer with the Veterans Administration System in Brooklyn, NY.
Edward enjoyed teaching business classes at Bloomsburg University, Marywood University, and the University of Scranton. He was also an instructor at Middlesex Community College in New Jersey for radiology students.
Its organizational members included the Harvard Management Association, the Harvard Public Health American Association of Healthcare Consultants, the National Masters of Business Association, the Health Care Financing Association, the Hospital Financial Manager Association, and the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Edward loved to travel to Europe and various countries to admire the architecture of cathedrals, castles and other buildings and museums. He also enjoyed landscaping, planting, and automotive, especially sports cars.
He will be missed by his loving and compassionate wife and children as they have always been close to him and enjoyed his company.
Private funeral services were held at the convenience of the family of Metcalfe Shaver Kopcza Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming.
Instead of flowers, the family is asking for charitable donations at the American Heart Association or a charity of the donor’s choice.
For more information or to send your condolences, please visit us at www.MetcalfeShaver.com.
Posted by Citizens Voice on November 7, 2021.