Augustus “Guss” Forbush III, 67, of Newport, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 10, 2021 after a courageous 5 year battle with cancer.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, June 27, 2021 at the Beaufort Hotel/34 Degrees North, Beaufort NC from 1 – 3 p.m.
Guss was born on March 9, 1954 in Crisfield, MD to Rebecca and Guss Forbush, Jr. He graduated from Crisfield High School and the University of Maryland. After college, he spent 12 years in the fluid power industry, residing in Annapolis, MD. He then moved back to the Eastern Shore of Maryland and started his own golf car business, which he ran until selling in 2003. During that time he met and married his beloved wife, Debby Doubleday. In 2006 he and Debby moved to Newport, NC and they started another business, Great Windows, which is still in operation.
The love of the water brought Guss and Debby to North Carolina. Guss held his 100 ton captains license for 50 years and while in college captained tours boats in Baltimore, MD and Newport News, VA. When not working, Guss loved spending his weekends with Debby on their boat traveling the waterways of the Crystal Coast, and sitting on Carrot Island enjoying time with good friends drinking a beer and eating hot dogs.
Moving to the Sea Gate community introduced Guss and Debby to many who became dear friends, and more recently have gone above and beyond during his struggle these last 5 years; especially his beloved neighbors, Gene and Pat Riggs.
The family would like to thank Dr. Seth Miller and Dr. John Cho, along with the radiation technicians, chemotherapy nurses and staff at the SECU Cancer Center in New Bern for the wonderful care Guss received.
Guss was preceded in death by his father, Guss Forbush, Jr.
Guss is survived by his wife of 29 years, Debby Forbush; his mother, Rebecca Forbush of Crisfield, MD; sisters, Cathie Yow of Sarasota, FL and Donna Laird, and husband Charles of Crisfield, MD. He had four nephews.
Donations in his name can be made to Carteret County Humane Society, 853 Hibbs Road, Newport, NC 28570
Condolences and life tributes may be sent to the family at www.noefs.net
Arrangements by Noe Funeral Service, Inc. of Beaufort, NC.
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