Angelo ‘Gus’ Guastaferro, 87, believed in giving back to his community

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Angelo “Gus” Guastaferro, 87, an aerospace executive, passed Sunday, June 9, 2019, in Williamsburg. He was born June 4, 1932, in Hoboken, New Jersey, to Carlo Guastaferro and Rafaela Gioffi Guastaferro. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor, and is survived by three sons, Carl, Mark, and Brian; eight grandchildren, Justin, Christopher, Jennifer, Douglas, Andrew, Kiana, Haley and Kyle; and sister, Connie Gallombardo.

Gus earned a B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Newark College of Engineering, an MBA from Florida State University and Diplomate of the Advanced Management Program from Harvard University. After three years in the Air Force, he joined NASA for a distinguished career in space programs for 22 years, including deputy manager on the Viking program at Langley, director of Planetary Programs in Washington, D.C., and deputy director of Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California. 

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