John "Gus" Gustave Wollschlaeger

1959 - 2016

John “Gus” Gustave Wollschlaeger, born March 2, 1959, passed away July 28, 2016. He spent most of his 57 years in Santa Barbara, with a few stints in San Jose, serving food and drink at many fine establishments. He loved books, plants, especially roses, hiking, and Yosemite, in particular. He was also very passionate about the following charities: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and Southern Poverty Law Center.

He is survived by his sisters Maria Cardia, Elizabeth Reese and Jo Frances Wollschlaeger, his nephews Jesse and Alex, and niece Loren.

We will be remembering Gus on Saturday, March 4th, at 2:00pm, at Hendry’s Beach. Look for the colorful balloons. At 3:00pm, we will gather at Harry’s Plaza Cafe to share food and drink and more memories of Gus. Please share your memories and thoughts of him on his memorial page on Facebook, which is titled “In Memory of Gus Wollschlaeger”

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