July 14, 1972 ~ October 4, 2012

Born in: Indonesia,
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Following a courageous battle with Lymphoma, Agus ‘Gus’ Junaedi, 40, passed away peacefully Thursday evening at home surrounded by his Pueblo family and close friends. Born in Indonesia, Gus called Pueblo home for the past 6 years and is survived by his local family: kindred spirit, Ed Perry, Pueblo mom, Ann Perry, adopted sisters Jan (Roy) Coffee, Debbie (Gerald) Wilson and a treasure trove of wonderful and grateful friends. Also surviving in Indonesia are his mother Lily Rohily Miftah his father Suharmo and siblings Budi Azis Muslim, Dany Kusnadi, Susana Fitriani, Wulan Ratna Ningrum, Ganjar Nugraha and Kurnia Utami. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from CSU Pueblo, Gus’s unique and incredible creative talent continued to provide mankind with an awesome gift… awe inspiring photos, graphics and artistry. Numerous awards and recognitions adorn his portfolio of accomplishments. All who knew Gus will attest to his radiant smile, gentle spirit, kind heart, incomparable temperament, genuine compassion and unselfish giving. Heartfelt appreciation goes to close friends Doug Beach, Scott Uhernik and Jeff Holm for their tireless round-the-clock assistance during the last days of Gus’s life. Special gratitude also goes to both Dr. George Birks, his staff and to Sangre De Cristo Hospice for their wonderful care. Memorial contributions to CSU Pueblo for a Graphic Design scholarship in Gus’s memory may be made through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. A memorial service celebrating Gus’s life will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, in the Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. I had been thinking a lot about Gus these past few weeks, trying to get in touch with him with no luck. I just now found his obituary by way of a search engine…what a shock. I wish I could have known that he was not well.

    Gus was one of those rare people that we are lucky enough to meet. He was so full of life and always seemed to be happy. He certainly was one who always had a positive view about life. It was as if he knew the course in life that he should take…as if it were already predetermined.

    He was artistically inclined, but also a deeply spiritual person. A pure heart and soul, almost childlike…innocent. I pray God will bless his soul on the day he was born, on the day he died, and on the day when his soul will rise up again, Ameen.

    Mashallah ya Agus, you will be missed.

  2. Mudah-mudahan diterima disisi-Nya. Dulu ada yang pergi ke US tanpa pamit, kali ini kamu benar-benar pergi nun jauh disana. Mudah-mudahan amal dan pahalamu di terima di sisi-Nya. Amin.

  3. Dear Ed, Glena and I were so sorry to learn of Gus’ passing and your loss. You are in our hearts and prayers. I wish we had had the chance to know him. Holding you in the light.
    Linda McInnis/Glena Scott

  4. My dear friend, Gus, was one of the most inspirational, talented, caring, generous, honest, wonderful people I have ever had in my life. He encouraged me and he truly believed in me. I will never forget all the ways that he helped me be a better person as well as a designer. He was such a blessing to the world and to my life. My thoughts and prayers all of his family and friends. Gus was truly a gift to my life.
    Ed, I pray for your strength during this time and I hope that you will move forward in life always knowing that Gus is right there with you.

  5. Our condolence in the passing of Agus. Wish we had spent more time with him. Our thought are with you and your family. He is now in heaven with his Father.

  6. Our prayers and our thoughts will remain with you, Ed. So many of your friends are expressing so many thoughtful, caring tributes for Gus. That says so much ! This I know. Gus is not far. He is close by. He lives in your heart; he lives in your memories and his spirit will be with you daily. Being Proud, being Thankful; being Brave & being Loving will continue with you both.
    There is Peace in the Center.
    That is where Gus is at now !
    Much Love ………

  7. Though I only spoke to him once, hearing you talk about Gus let me know that my firend, Ed, had found a wonderful person with whom to share life. My heart and thoughts go out to you. Know you are loved.

  8. Ed: Jerry and I are very sorry for your loss. The obituary you wrote for Gus was a great tribute to your friend.

  9. Dear Ed, I am so very sorry that you have lost a cherished friend. I didn’t have to pleasure to know Gus but his smile and eyes reveal a peaceful, happy and comforting soul. My thoughts for you and your family of those of peace and healing through this difficult time.
    Patti Canchola

  10. Gus was clearly a special man with many people who knew and loved that creative spirit. We send warm wishes for healing memories that live on.
    Love to you, Maribeth and Jane

  11. Gus was as beautiful inside as he was outside. His wonderfully loving, gentle spirit was taken too soon and he will be missed by us all. My deepest sympathies to Ed for this profoundly difficult loss. Love and prayers.

  12. Ed
    We were really saddened to hear about Gus. What a harsh closure for such a sweet soul. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  13. Dear Ed,
    Please accept my deepest sympathies…Gus will remain a gentle spirit in our hearts. My parents, Ray & Anne Pearl, were especially fond of you and Gus. Both of you have been, and remain, in our prayers.
    Much love,
    Joanie Briggs

  14. Ed,
    Words cannot express our grief at the passing of Gus. We were so glad that you both were able to spend a Michigan summer with us this past June. My favorite memory of Gus during that visit was of him watching the birds in the backyard on the backporch and marveling at their color and flight.
    I’ve noticed in the comments that the words “gentle and bright” keep on surfacing as regards Gus’s nature. It was and is so true. You both were blessed inhaving been given the gift of sharing each other’s lives. Your friendship with Gus will reveberate in eternity and the ripple effect of that friendship will forever color and nurture our hearts till the end of time.
    Blessings,
    John and Robert

  15. Our dear Ed,
    Sending much love to you and your family. Thank you again for letting us be there this past week with you and Gus. It was a special time to spend with him. He will always hold a special place in our hearts. My “Mr. Sunshine.” Such a gentle and loving person.
    We love you,
    Mike and Ranae

  16. Ed,
    My heartfelt condolences. I met Gus this past summer with you at the donut shop and was immediately taken by his radiant personality.

  17. Dear Ed and Family,
    My heartfelt condolences go out to all of you. Gus’ last days and hours were surrounded by support, encouragement and most of all unconditional love. You will know and remember him by the crispness of a fall morning, the glow of a summer sunset, the sparkle of freshly fallen snow, and the warmth and love in your heart.
    May God Bless .

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