Gustav T. Rantas
Gustav T. Rantas of Barryville, a retired bus dispatcher for MABSTOA in New York City and a 22-year area resident, died Friday, June 21, 2002 at the Orange County Residential Health Care Facility in Goshen. He was 81.
Son of the late Thomas and Theresa Varga Gougoutris, he was born July 31, 1920 in New York, NY. He was the widower of the late Doris F. Lehman Rantas who died in 1994.
He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in Japan. He was a member of the Shohola Fish and Game Club and life member of the Yulan Fire Dept.
Survivors include three daughters, Anne Myers of Ridgewood, NJ, Joan Lynch and husband William of Bradley Beach, NJ and Doris Moore and husband Michael of Congers, NY; a son, Charles Thomas and wife Leslie of Fairfax, VA; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Ann’s Church in Shohola. The Rev. David W. Cramer officiated. Cremation took place at H.G. Smith Crematory in Stroudsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Yulan Fire Dept., Yulan, NY 12792.