Bernard Joseph Gusefski

Published 10:46 am Monday, June 12, 2017

Mr. Bernard Joseph Gusefski, 83, of Mocksvilled, died on Friday, June 9, 2017.

He was born Aug. 21, 1933, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. to the late Benjamin and Marie Gusefski. He was an active member and Deacon of Reynolda Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem. He enjoyed gardening, reading, fishing,  boating and riding around the farm on his tractor, taking care of the land. He was salutatorian of his senior class at Corning Free Academy, went for two years to University of Cincinnati, and spent four years in the Air Force. He graduated from Georgia Tech in 1963. He transferred to Farmington with IBM in 1987. He had a long career as a systems engineer with IBM and Triad Guaranty.

Survivors: his wife, Susan Brown Gusefski; a son, Stephen Gregory Gusefski and wife, Katie, and children, Leah Hamlett (Michael), Sarah Bradshaw (David), and Hannah Talmon (Zeke); son, Thomas Paul Gusefski and wife, Flossie and daughter, Morgan; daughter, Elizabeth Gusefski LaBorde and husband, Steve and children, Westley and Meredith LaBorde; and son, Michael Benjamin Gusefski and wife, Amy and children, Micah and Luke Gusefski; and great-grandchildren, Lily Hamlett, Cooper Hamlett and Rhett Hamlett; sister, Helen Savka; and many friends and loved ones.

He was also preceded in death by 3 siblings, Chester, Dorothy and Joseph Gusefski; and great-grandson Luke Bradshaw.

A service to celebrate his life will be conducted at noon Tuesday, June 13 at Reynolda Presbyterian Church, Winston-Salem with the Rev. Alan Wright officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, June 12 at Eaton Funeral Home.