Gunther Emil Hodenberg

Answer one question or many - using words, photos or other media.

If you could send Gunther Emil a message now, what would you say?

Lisa Willner
Dear Oupa,

I hope that wherever you are, you are smiling. Both in South Africa and the U.S.A you have family that continues to stand for LOVE, DEVOTION, & RESPECT.

Our family circle runs far and deep. Love remains at the heart of our family and we value our Jewish unit and the guidance, and support that you and Granny gave to our parents.

I hope you see the joys and challenges of all of us and know that we are largely in part thanks to you.

Miss you & love you,

P.S. You did an especially fabulous job on Mommy. I say this for her, because when she reads this she'll undoubtedly tear up and know that I had her in mind the whole time.

How would Gunther Emil most want to be remembered?

Lisa Willner
Oupa told us in his own words. I remember hearing how Granny was upset to know that he wrote this farewell letter to everyone but her. But I was moved to realize that he wrote it about her.

What's your favorite picture of Gunther Emil?

Lisa Willner
I love this picture. It's just such a moment, it shows me how much he and Granny loved each other. I never got to see that, but this photo illustrates their love beautifully.

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