Andrew Nicholas Gust
Andrew Nicholas Gust

November 10, 1958 - September 17, 2016
Resided in Folsom, CA
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Passed away unexpectedly September 17, 2016 at the age of 57. He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Sherri, and their sons, Nicholas and Thomas; mother Elsie Gust; sisters Candace Huff (Steven) and Patricia Gust; niece and nephew Ana and Sam Huff; aunt, Elaine Neblett and uncle, James Katsilometes as well as numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Nicholas Andrew Gust.
Andy's sense of humor and love of family made him a "larger than life" figure to anyone he met. He was extremely accomplished academically and athletically, in basketball and baseball while attending La Sierra High School in Carmichael. He continued that success with academic and basketball scholarships to American River College and CalPoly San Luis Obispo, where he graduated in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. He began his professional career with Caltrans, following in his father's footsteps. One of his favorite and challenging jobs with Caltrans was the Interstate 15/Interstate 60 Interchange project (1987) in San Bernardino County, CA. This four-level interchange project which involved widening five existing bridges and constructing eight new bridges over I-60 and adjacent surface streets brought him to a new level of eagerness to learn everything he could as a young engineer. Andy's quest to achieve excellence in his field led him to other project assignments in California. He received the Caltran's District 3 Director's Award for "Leadership and Dedication" in the defense of a claim at the successful conclusion of an $18M arbitration.
After 15 years with the Caltrans Division of Structures, Andy moved into the private sector and, in 2001, joined Psomas to help grow the Construction Management Group. Among his many awards and accomplishments, Andy was named the George Psomas Award Winner in 2010 for Outstanding Client Service, an award for which his nomination was put forth by clients who felt he had gone well and beyond their expectations in providing quality management and service. In 2016, Andy was named the Group Leader of the Program Management/Construction Management Group, in responsible charge of PM/CM personnel and activities in California, Arizona, and Utah. Andy was a mentor and friend to a great number of engineering consultants, contractors, and public agency managers. People throughout the engineering community would often call Andy for advice, and always knew that with that advice came pleasant discussions about his and their families. He was proud of his engineering relationships and accomplishments, but always stressed that love and time for family came first. That was illustrated through thousands of hours coaching his sons' Little League baseball teams, basketball and junior football teams in Folsom. As a devoted husband and father, he was always present to lend support, provide encouragement and guidance with unconditional love. Always ready to compliment and praise others, yet declining to accept such praise for himself due to his humble nature and insistence that it's a team effort.
Andy's fondest memories were recalling the times spent with close friends and family members on hunting and fishing trips that began in his youth and continued forward with his own sons. He passed away while he was doing what he loved – hunting in a beautiful peaceful area of the Sutter Buttes.

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Visitation
East Lawn Mortuary
5757 Greenback Lane
Sacramento, CA US 95841
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Service
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
600 Alhambra Blvd.
Sacramento, CA US 95816
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
2:00 PM
Cemetery
Sierra Hills Memorial Park
5757 Greenback Lane
Sacramento, CA US 95841
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
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Family Gathering
St. Annas
1001 Stone Canyon Drive
Roseville, CA 95661
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
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