Andrew Gus Nastos


Andrew Gus Nastos of Waukesha, formerly of Des Plaines, Ill., died Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital with his family and friends at his side. Andy was born the son of Gus and Amanda Nastos. 

Andy was a proud Korean War veteran.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father; brother, Jim; and spouses, Sonja and Barbara.

Our Papou will be dearly missed by his daughters, Dia Yeo and Stephani (Mark) Redner; grandchildren, Megan (Ryan) Knudson, Gregory Richlin and Gretchen Yeo; sister, Catherine Catchfores; sister-in-law, Bertha Nastos; stepsons, Brad Gerber and Steven (Lisa) Gerber; other nieces and nephews; and a very special friend, Shirley Race.

Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 16, at Elmwood Cemetery in River Grove, Ill.

Andy and his family were blessed to have kind and wonderful care from Dr. Antony Ruggeri and his entire staff at Oncology Alliance in Waukesha. This dear doctor offered hope, honesty and respect for Andy throughout his care and always considered Andyís desire to maintain quality of life throughout his struggle with cancer. Andy trusted Dr. Ruggeri and actually looked forward to his visits to the doctor with his son-in-law by his side. That same respect was offered by the entire staff at Waukesha Memorial Hospital, right to the end, for which his entire family would like to offer thanks. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials on his behalf to the ALS Association Wisconsin Chapter, www.alsawi.org, would be appreciated. Out of respect for someone he loved, itís Andyís hope that a cure be found soon.

Church and Chapel Funeral Home is serving the family.