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Monday, November 23, 2020

Obituary - Gregory “Greg” Steven Guss

Gregory “Greg” Steven Guss, age 60, of Belton, Missouri, passed away on Friday, November 20, 2020.

A celebration of Greg’s life will be held with a visitation from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, December 4, 2020 at Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, Missouri 612 W. Foxwood Dr. Raymore, Missouri 64083

Greg was born in Chicago, Illinois on February 11, 1960 to Robert John Guss and Arlene Gladys (Engel) Guss. In life Greg enjoyed many things. He loved music and particularly favored reggae, blues, Latin music, classic rock, and alternative rock. Some of his favorite bands were Blue October, Fools Face, Shooting Star, The Rainmakers, and The Elders. Greg often attended concerts and he proudly supported local Kansas City bands and the local Irish Festivals. He attended many local sporting events. He was a huge fan of the Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals and KU basketball. When attending these events Greg would collect any memorabilia, he could such as concert T’s, hats, CD’s, ticket stubs, and team gear. Greg loved all things Sci-fi especially Star Trek and watching the NASA channel. He avidly read the Kansas City Star, Sci-fi books, and the Smithsonian Magazine.

Greg was a very intelligent individual often winning any trivia game he played. While he was living in Monterey, California, family members would often call him to settle disagreements on any subject. Greg loved Sunday breakfast at the Belton VFW, weekly meals at the Family Cabin, orange chicken and noodles from Panda Express, Spicy Bloody Mary’s from Cardinal Cove at the Lake of the Ozarks, and spicing up everything he ate with Cavender's Greek Seasoning because his allergies caused a loss of smell and taste. All in all, Greg spent his whole life doing what made him happy. Always a positive person, he had a great energy and a kindness to all around him.

Greg was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Arlene Guss. He leaves behind his four siblings: Donna Shearer (Jim), William “Bill” Guss (Nancy Croskey), John Guss (Patricia), and Linda Guss (Todd McClanahan); eight nieces and nephews: Dana Justice (Carlos), Perry Shearer, Mitchell Jeck (Dionne), Anthony Guss, Kevin Guss, and Dylan, Ace, and Eileen Smith; and eight great nieces and nephews: Seth and Summer Justice, Thea and Gemma Jeck, Josh Duncan, and Piper, Addysen, and Colten Guss.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Parkinson's Foundation.