Gustave Carl Aberle, Jr., 88, passed away on April 29, 2021. He had been living near his daughter in Roseville, CA, at Oakmont of Roseville, Traditions Community.
Gus was born in Philadelphia to Gustave C. Aberle, Sr., and Emily Brown Aberle on April 9, 1933. He attended The Meadowbrook School and was a graduate of The Hill School in Pottstown, PA. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Dartmouth College in 1955, followed by an MBA in Marketing from the Tuck School of Business. Gus loved Dartmouth so much his family often said he bled green. He then served as a supply officer in the Navy in both Argentia, Newfoundland, and Dahlgren, VA. After completing his service, he started his career in sales and management, working for U.S. Steel, which took him and his family to Pittsburgh and Cleveland. He then moved south and worked in Orlando for a subsidiary of Florida Gas, Contemporary Building Systems, that built modular homes. Next, he and his family would move to Miami where he would begin to travel the world for Lang Engineering Corp. which primarily built sugar and flour mills in developing countries. In 1977, Gus joined his college friend Tom Roulston at Roulston & Co. as Managing Director, Officer of Company. There, he would continue his travels throughout Europe, managing the London office for Roulston, a job he truly loved. During his 19 years in England, he would live in a 500-year-old priest house in Edenbridge, Kent, half of a manor home in South Nutfield, Surrey, and a flat in Swiss Cottage, London. While in England, Gus continued his love of tennis and began his study and appreciation of wine, making life-long friends in both communities. He left England in 1995 to move to Chagrin Falls, OH, where he spent a few years with Roulston and McDonald Partners before retiring and spending summer days and evenings playing in his softball league, Babes of 1916. In 2015, a few years after his diagnosis of Primary Progressive Aphasia, Gus moved near his daughter in California.
Gus loved people and could strike up a conversation with anyone—he knew no strangers. He was a force of nature, fun, strong, happy, smart, and he loved his family more than life itself. He danced his way through life, to any genre of music he heard. He loved to travel and meet new people and had last visited Prague, among his favorite cities.
No matter where he moved, Gus always found ways to get involved, serving in various church communities and as president of the Dartmouth alumni group in England. He also served as County Commissioner in Upper St. Clair, PA. and was a volunteer for the Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Oh.
Gus is preceded in death by his sisters and brother: Evlyn Brown Haag of New Jersey, Frank Brown Aberle of North Carolina, Emily Aberle Richter of Florida, and his parents Gustave and Emily.
Gus is survived by his daughters Elizabeth Aberle Noseworthy (Belton) of Folsom, CA, Pamela Aberle Carey (Ron) of Dallas, TX; his grandchildren Meredith Carey and Andrew Carey; and his beloved nieces and nephew.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine where Gus participated in research studies on PPA to benefit others afflicted with the disease. The family of Gustave Carl Aberle, Jr., wishes to extend our sincere thanks in recent months to Christa Smith, MSN, FNP-C from Geiss Medical, the staff at Oakmont of Roseville, the support from Sutter Hospice, and the extraordinary care from Rosa Thompson, his caregiver, best friend, and final dance partner.
Graveside service for family will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday June 12, 2021, at Ivy Hill Cemetery officiated by Jamie Kaufman.
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