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Augustus Greenleaf Kellogg III


Wednesday, May 19, 2021, Augustus Greenleaf Kellogg III, longtime resident of Guilford, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Barbara Hunter Kellogg of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Gus was born Nov. 20, 1934, in Wilton, son of the late Augustus G. Kellogg II and Rita Moser Kellogg. Gus attended high school at The Frederick Gunn School in Washington, following which he spent a post graduate year at Clifton College in Bristol, England. An ROTC student, Gus graduated from Yale University in 1957 and served in the U.S. Navy from 1957 to 1961. Gus graduated from the Yale School of Architecture in 1964.

He was the loving father of Erin L. Kellogg and Rod Stevens of Bainbridge Island, Washington, Elsbeth (Kellogg) and Steve Getto of Norwell, Massachusetts, Kimberly H. Kellogg and Ric Hosley, Jr., of Chester, and Augustus G. Kellogg IV and Sarah (Campbell) Kellogg of Guilford. He is also survived by nine adoring grandchildren, Hannah and Caleb Getto; Cecelia, Hunter, and Isabel Hosley; Keelia and Satjee Stevens; and Augustus G. Kellogg V (Beau) and Sage Kellogg. He was the beloved brother of Kathryn K. Burchinal of Doylestown, Pennsylvania and uncle to several nieces and nephews and many grand nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters Edith K. Bechtold of Cumberland, Maryland, and Barbara K. Gilroy of Newtown, Pennsylvania.

Before retirement Gus, an architect, worked at the Yale School of Medicine as director of facilities planning for many years. During his tenure he was an active member and president of the Association of University Architects. Gus served as a member and president of the Board of Trustees at his high school alma mater and was a decades-long president of St. Anthony Hall board of trustees at Yale University.

For many years after retirement, Gus reveled in the outdoors at his North Guilford homestead, entertaining and teaching his grandchildren, painting, gardening, cutting firewood, and feeding the birds. His lifelong love of tennis also kept him on his toes. Gus’s devotion to family and volunteering in the community remained close to his heart. An avid lover of music, he played an instrumental role in establishing a music program for New Haven public school students. Gus’s joie de vivre and his genuine interest in others will forever be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

A celebration of his life is planned for later in the summer. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Guilford Land Conservation Trust, P.O. Box 200, Guilford, CT 06437,; or to the “Music in the Schools Initiative” of The Yale School of Music at or make checks payable to: Yale School of Music, P.O. Box 208246, New Haven, CT 06520-8246.

Arrangements are in the care of the Guilford Funeral Home, 115 Church Street, Guilford. To share a memory or leave condolences, visit

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