Otto "Gus" Gusella, 76, of Maryland, a former Fairfield resident, died Dec. 5, 2010.

Born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, he had lived in California, Maryland and Connecticut.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Marlene; his sons, Robert (Penny), John (Suzanne) and James (Katie); grandchildren, Christina, Garrett, Morgan, Kasey and Camryn; sister, Mary Scherer, and nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Cancer Society.