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Funeral for Guenther Leopold

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Funeral: 11:30 AM Friday, April 14th, 2017
Peninsula Temple Sholom
1655 Sebastian Drive
Burlingame, CA 94010
Graveside: 1:00 PM Friday, April 14th, 2017
Home of Peace Cemetery
1299 El Camino Real
Colma, CA 94014
Memorial Contribution: Peninsula Temple Sholom
Memorial Contribution: Outsmart Brain Cancer
2550 Hanover Street,
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Guenther Siegfried Leopold was born January 7, 1932 in Frankfurt Germany and passed away peacefully in his home on April 13, 2017.

Guenther is survived by his wife Adelle (married 59 years), his three children, Sandy Sarnoff, Sue Schwartzman (Gary), Jeff Leopold (Michelle) and six grandchildren: Aaron and Danielle Schwartzman, Jake and Jordan Sarnoff, and Trevor and Parker Leopold, his brother, Ernest Leopold (Carole) and nieces and nephew.

Guenther and his immediate family escaped Germany in 1939 to the Philippines where he lived for 6 years before making it to San Francisco with his family.

He attended Washington High School and Golden Gate University in San Francisco. He was a proud member of Peninsula Temple Sholom where he served as president among various other leadership positions.

His life's work was Standard 5 & 10 Stores where Guenther landed his first job as a stock clerk when he was 14 years old. Little did he know that retail would become not only his passion, but also the family business. Standard 5 & 10 was his "happy" place where he spent 71 years helping customers.

He will be dearly missed and will always be remembered as the sweetest man in the world, a true MENSCH.