Sad News for the Business Furnishing team

UR team-

I just wanted to share a bit of news with you from ND Facilities and Business Furnishings. For anyone who was around and worked with Business Furnishings installations, you likely had the opportunity to work with Gus Jaramillo. Gus was the lead installer assigned to the Notre Dame account and was on campus nearly every day.

In late September Gus, contracted COVID and ended up in the hospital. About two weeks ago he was placed in an induced coma and was put on a ventilator. Sadly, we learned that Gus passed away last night.

Gus was 41 years old with a wife and two daughters. He was so proud of his oldest daughter who started at St. Mary’s this past year. His younger daughter is still in high school. Please keep his family and the Business Furnishings family in your thoughts and prayers. As you can imagine they are all devastated.

I received this note from the Facilities interiors team, “Gus was an integral part of the success of our many, many projects across campus; both large and small. He was energetic, pleasant, and helpful. A real joy to work with. He would do anything we asked of him and was always the first to take overtime on a project to support getting the work done on time or early. He will be missed greatly and his absence will be felt for a long time.”

For me personally, Gus was a phenomenal person and will be greatly missed. For our recent ESC reconfiguration, he was definitely the person that made everything happen. He always had a smile and wanted to do whatever he could to make the project a success I was honored to have known him

Business Furnishings has set up a Gofundme account for Gus’ family. If you are so inclined to donate the link is below:

Please keep Gus and his family in your prayers

2 thoughts on “Sad News for the Business Furnishing team

  1. So horrible. I never knew his name, but Gus has been so helpful to our team for years. Sad to hear this news.

  2. Ugh so sad. He was a really great person, and I missed seeing him around. Thank you for sharing, Lana.