Former Wood Co. Circuit Court Judge Dies

By: Leslie Barrett Email
By: Leslie Barrett Email

A former Wood County Circuit Court judge has passed away.

Arthur Gustke died at his home in Parkersburg Sunday. Family said the Parkersburg native passed away from heart failure.

He was 80 years old.

Gustke served on the 4th Judicial Circuit Court for 18 years and served as chief judge twice.

The Arthur N. Gustke Shelter for Youth was named in his honor.

Services will be held Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Leavitt Funeral Home in Parkersburg.

Visitation will be Tuesday betewen 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. and between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthur N. Gustke Shelter for Youth at P.O. Box 763 Parkersburg, West Virginia 26102.


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  • by Anonymous on Sep 28, 2009 at 01:33 PM
    So sorry for the loss, my families thoughts and prayers will be with the family. He will be missed very much.
  • by missy Location: belpre on Sep 28, 2009 at 07:40 AM
    may god bless the family! Everyone will be in our thoughts and prayers!
  • by trish Location: springfield,tn on Sep 27, 2009 at 08:59 PM
    He will be missed. May you rest in peace. My heart goes out to the family.
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