Joe Gusic
Joe Gusic
Full Name:  Joseph J. Gusic
     Born:  March 15, 1932 in Chicago, Il
     Died:  January 31, 2015 in Chicago, Il
   School:  Lindbloom High School in Chicago, Illinois

FSU Career
Year  Hgt  Wgt  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
50-51 5-10 160  Fr   *   Chicago, IL                             
54-55 5-10 160  Fr       Chicago, IL                             
55-56 5-10 160  So   *   Chicago, IL                             
56-57 5-10 160  Jr   *   Chicago, IL                             
57-58 5-10 160  Sr   *   Chicago, IL                             
58-59 5-10 160  Gr       Chicago, IL                             
Year  No  Hgt  Wgt  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
51-52 14  5-10 160  Fr       Chicago, IL                         

Obituary for Joseph J. Gusic
Published by Richard J. Modell Funeral Home

Joseph Gusic
(March 15, 1932 - January 31, 2015)

Joseph Gusic, father, friend, mentor, and coach of many, passed away on Jan. 31, 2015 at the age of 82. Joe is survived by his son and daughter, Joe and Joan; his “adopted” sons, Kerry and Keith Kotwasinski, Kevin Fox, and John Bodendorfer; and his “adopted” grandkids Kevin and Keagan Fox and Conor, Lorelei and Gabriel Kotwasinski. Born March 15, 1932 in Chicago, IL to Christ and Veronica Gusic, Joe graduated from Lindblom High School in 1950 and from Florida State University in 1960. While gymnastics was his passion, Joe was an active participant in a multitude of other sports, as well as school organizations and fraternities. He was a proud member of the 1951 NCAA National Championship Gymnastic Team. From 1952 to 1960, he served in the Army with the 141st Tank Battalion. Joe taught Physical Education and coached in the Chicago Public Schools for over 20 years. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and recycling and repurposing expert. A life-long athlete, Joe organized and played in numerous senior sporting events for the past 30 years. Into his 80’s, he played volleyball at national and international senior sporting events, was a member of the Orland Park senior softball team, the 65’s, and played horseshoes among friends. Most importantly, Joe was a loving and generous father, friend, and teammate. He was always eager to lend a helping hand and words of advice.

Year  Award
1956  NCAA Championships - Parallel Bars (9th)

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