In Memoriam - Guenther Leopold

It is with heavy hearts that we say farewell to our store’s Patriarch, Guenther Leopold, who passed away peacefully in his Burlingame home on April 13, 2017 from a brain tumor.

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 in 1946 that retail would become not only his passion, but also the family business continuing to this day. Standard 5 & 10 was his “happy” place where he spent 71 years helping customers, and Guenther leaves behind a legacy of customer service, honesty, and kindness at the 5&10.

Guenther loved helping customers at Standard 5&10 and was often found on the sales floor, wearing a blue smock, a departure from the Ace-vests that other team members wear now. This was in tribute to the first store uniform when hired in 1946 as stock clerk at the Geary Street store, and he always insisted on wearing a blue smock until his illness required him to stop working regular hours at the 5&10.

  • Read more about Guenther’s history at Standard 5&10 here.
  • In 2014, The J Weekly did a wonderful tribute to the legacy Guenther created in San Francisco, linked here
  • His obituary can be seen here

We are so grateful for all the kind words of condolence from our customers, vendors, and team past and present. Guenther will be dearly missed and will always be remembered as a true MENSCH.

Sincerely yours,

Jeff & Michelle Leopold, the extended Leopold family, and our Standard 5&10 family

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