Robert H. Guentherman Jr.
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Robert H. Guentherman, Jr. Robert H. Guentherman, Jr., 49, was born August 18, 1962 in Dallas, TX, to Karolyn K. and Dr. Robert H. Guentherman, Sr., and found God's peace and rest on May 16, 2012 in Austin, TX, after a brief illness. Robert graduated from Lake Highlands High School in Dallas. He also attended Biola University, Southern Methodist University, and the University of Texas at Austin. Robert worked at the Internal Revenue Service for 26 1/2 years. He sang in the Austin Lyric Opera Chorus, and the Capital City Men's Chorus. He was a member of the Metropolitan Community Church in Austin. He was preceded in death by his father, Dr. Robert H. Guentherman, Sr. He is survived by his beloved partner of 26 years Michael Lucus. He is also survived by his mother Karolyn; his sisters Sharon Nelms and Susan Swanner; his brother Mike Guentherman; aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends. Services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday June 16, 2012, at the Metropolitan Community Church (MCCA), 8601 South First Street, Austin, TX, 78745. Robert was a colorful, larger- than-life person, and his favorite color was red. In honor of Robert, if you feel comfortable doing so, please consider wearing red to his service. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the excellent doctors and nurses of St. David's South ICURV for their tender and loving care. Memorial contributions may be made in Robert's name to the MCCA Building Fund at the address above, or to his family's church, Scofield Memorial Church, 7730 Abrams Road, Dallas, TX, 75231. To share memories of Robert with his family, please visit

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Published in Austin American-Statesman on Jun. 9, 2012.
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June 18, 2012
Dear Sharon,
I remember your Dad speaking fondly of Robert. I am so sorry for the loss of your dear brother. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers.
Wendy Barr
June 18, 2012
Michael, you and all of Roberts family are in my prayers. To have known true love is a blessing not get to experience. I hope you can lean on those memories and they will help you through your loss.
Colleen Keller
June 12, 2012
I only knew Robert for a short time, but I really enjoyed his sharp wit and sense of humor. I met him through my neighbor James, and we had some great laughs. Peace and blessings to his family.
Candy Farrington
June 9, 2012
He was a large presence in the ALO Chorus and didn't we love his "friendship bread?" Our sympathy to his family and to Michael.
Fran Rush
June 9, 2012
As a co worker, I had occasion to work with Robert on a few projects over the years. He was sociable, funny, kind, gracious, and always a welcome site whenever and wherever I ran into him. He brought something to our tough working environment that was a blessing for everyone who knew him there, and his absence will be felt every day.
Kathleen DuBois
June 9, 2012
I met and sang with Robert in ALO and was frequently staged with him. I loved his huge laugh, the twinkle in his eye, his dry, witty sense of humor, and his deep abiding kindness. He was a very special spirit.
Jan Reed
June 9, 2012
I met and sang with Robert in ALO and we were often staged together. I loved his huge laugh, the twinkle in his eye, his dry, witty sense of humor, and his deep abiding kindness. He was a special spirit.
Jan Reed
June 9, 2012
Robert was the first person I met from ALO, and made me want to join the group. Singing and sharing friendship with him was an absolute joy. I will miss him dearly.
Mark Manning
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