Guenther Otto Wilhelm

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Guenther Otto Wilhelm passed away on December 7, 2022. He was born in the Bronx, NY in 1940 and obtained a bachelors degree from City College of NY and masters degree from the University of Illinois in civil engineering. He was a member of Tau Beta Pi and Chi Epsilon Honor Fraternities. He was a professional engineer and executive with Exxon Corporation for over 38 years. He loved his family, sailing, golf, hiking, nature, travel and learning about the world around him. He instilled a love of learning in his children and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Nancy, his daughter Laura (Eric), son Dan (Becky), and five grandchildren (Sarah, Emily, Abby, Kaitlyn, Sam). He is also survived by his sister Eleanor (Max) and her daughter Michele. A celebration of his life will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Oakseed Ministries International( or the charity of your choice.

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  1. A wonderful and friendly guy; I met him at River Bend many many years ago and we would usually stop and chat. We played tennis snd golf and I couldn’t have met a nicer person.
    I didn’t realize he was born in the Bronx (Im from Long Island) but we did talk about the New York area and, of course, food. I will miss him

  2. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. I had the pleasure of playing golf with Guenther on occasion and he always had a smile on his face or a clever comment. He will be missed . Condolences, Doug Justus.

  3. Miss you already G-Man. What fun it was to play retired men’s matches with you, each of us playing our version of “Anything you can do poorly, I can do worse!”, talking trash and busting each other’s chops. R.I.P., big guy. – Dut

  4. I turned to my Father-in-Law Guenter during one of the most difficult times of my life, the 2008 financial crisis. My job was eliminated and we either had to move our young family to another city and start over or start my own firm. I felt lost and defeated. Over a period of chaotic months Guenter gave me thoughtful advice while at the same time letting me keep my dignity.

    Guenter kept telling me to do my research and decide what I believed about my purpose and ignore what everyone else was saying and what I was hearing in the news. That focus helped me deepen my conviction about taking care of my clients and have the confidence to open my own firm. This was the best thing our family could have done and years later I use the lessons that Guenter taught me on a daily basis.

    I will always be grateful for his patient and kind wisdom.

  5. I always enjoyed my numerous golf outings with Guenther over the years at RBC. Also played tennis with him many years ago. I will miss seeing him at RBC.
    George Wisecarver

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