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Joseph K. "Gus" Frear

July 10, 1937 ~ September 1, 2017 (age 80)
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Message from DAVID J WAITE
November 25, 2017 2:34 AM

It was my wonderful privilege to get to know Gus. He would visit my cubicle in the engineering office and say " There is something not quite right here." referring to dimension on a drawing I had made. And as usual he was right. He knew how and why things worked.
What? No more Gus? There is something not quite right about that.

Message from Nick Taylor
September 26, 2017 7:55 PM

I met Gus at Flemington in July of 1973. I was 10 years old. I was friends with Wally Marks. Gus had mentioned something similar that Wally used to say to me. "You seem to know a bunch for a kid your age. Wally just stated in a different way: "Boy, you ask too many questions". Gus was like alot of guys who were in the pits at Flemington that summer who were wrenches that made horsepower: Badasses.
Message from Marissa
September 22, 2017 7:51 PM

My deepest sympathies to the family of Mr Frear. May you find comfort in the words found at 2 Corinthians 1:3,4: Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
Message from Mike Amick Jr.
September 16, 2017 11:24 AM

R.I.P. Gus a great friend and teacher to a lot of people.
Message from The Reading Fairgrounds Racing Historical Society
September 13, 2017 2:00 PM

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Gus. He will be missed by our members. May you always remember the many memories you have.
Message from nancy c ludwig helbig
September 8, 2017 5:34 PM

I just found out today,i'm so sorry for not knowing and being there. Gerald,i was just thing about him about a week ago. we went to a race together at Pocono sometime back and just drifted apart.god bless him. love you Gus. nance
Message from John Hanna
September 7, 2017 11:26 AM

to the Frear family and Chamberlains; So sorry on your loss You Have lost Many Races but this is the worst , and thank you for the memories You were always winners to your fans and so many more fan Or Not
Message from Fred Menschner
September 7, 2017 10:31 AM

What a great guy, he surly will be missed. Pitted next to Gus and Gerald at Flemington speedway back in the 70's and watched him work his magic on that flying number "76". Rest in Pease my friend.
Message from Niagara Falls Ontario Canada
September 7, 2017 12:31 AM

R.I.P. Gus Thanks for what you did did for Gearld and for the SPORT!

Bob McIntyre
Message from John Keller
September 5, 2017 8:10 PM

Ned and family, my deepest condolence on the passing of Gus. After reading the article of his last evening I could only think how gratified he had to be. I feel he left with a smile on his face. I never met him and truly feel it was a meeting I would have enjoyed. Sincerely, John Keller
Message from Troy mickel
September 5, 2017 6:10 PM

Truly sorry for the loss of such a great guy
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A candle was lit by Carol Ann Miller and Family on September 5, 2017 4:02 PM
So sorry for your loss. Your in my thoughts and prayers. During this difficult time. Our deepest sympathy is with you all.
Message from Marie Darchicourt
September 4, 2017 6:19 PM

My sincere sympathy to the family and friends of this terrific gentleman. I only knew Gus from the races, but with him working under the hood, I always felt sure that Gerald's cars were reach to race to the front of the field. Gus holds a special place in my remembrances of seemingly growing up at the racetrack.
Message from Kathy Detweiler
September 4, 2017 3:26 PM

My sympathy to family: I got to know Gus when working at Resslers mini mart he would come in for lunch.very very nice guy.prayers at this sad,hard time. RIP Gus
Message from Dave Kurtz
September 3, 2017 8:11 PM

RIP Gus...Thanks for all the memories
Message from Carol Danilin
September 3, 2017 4:56 PM

My deepest sympathy to the Frear family.. How sad to lose brother and sister in such a short time.
Message from John Fahey
September 3, 2017 2:52 PM

Rest in peace, Mr. Frear. Thank you for the many years of enjoyment watching your mecanical genius.
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