Gustkey's byline appeared in the L.A. Times sports section for more than three decades, most notably on stories about boxing, the outdoors and the WNBA. "He was a sports editor's dream," his former boss Bill Dwyre says in the Times obituary. "Not only was he willing to do everything, but he was enthusiastic about it." Gustkey died Friday of leukemia in Billings, Montana, where he retired. A thread at SportsJournalists.com includes some nice tributes and a link to Gustkey's obit on colleague Mal Florence.
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