John Joseph Gusick ,75, of Billings, passed away peacefully at his cabin on the Stillwater, on June 25, 2019.
John was born on Nov. 26, 1943, in Seattle, to Jack and Josephine Gusick. The family moved to Billings soon after, where John made his home for 75 years. John graduated from Billings Central High School in 1962, then attended Eastern Montana College, where he earned his master’s degree in guidance counseling. He married B. Ann James (son Jeff) and they had two children, John Jr. and Crissy. He was member of the Montana Officials Association and loved to talk sports! He always knew the latest scores!
After a time working at Conoco, John and his brother Jim went into the bar business, where John was involved for 45 years. He loved being at the bar and talking with his customers who became friends.
John also loved to golf and spend time at his cabin on the Stillwater with his grandkids. John was a loving brother, father, Papa, and uncle. He was known to many as Uncle J or Holmes.
John is survived by his daughter, Crissy (Griff); grandkids Elise, Ashlyn and Chase; his brother and business partner, Jim (Sylvia); and nephews Marcus and Mike (Lynda); and his great-niece Remington.
Memorial donations can be made to the Chase Hawks Memorial Association, PO Box 31333, Billings, MT 59107.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary, 1001 Alderson Ave.