Dear Jane, Suzanne, and Charles,
Please accept our condolences on the sudden loss of George Jr. Dear friend to many in our family, especially my Uncle Brent Williams, Prof. George Hickenlooper Jr. will always be remembered by us for his wit, intelligence, and erudition. Fine husband, father, grandfather, scholar, and playwright, George Jr. was also the first artistic mentor and patron to his late son, George Hickenlooper III. At a time when few parents could fathom having a child pursue film-making as a career, George Jr. was wholehearted in his love and support for young George, providing film and cameras for each of the passion projects of his son's youth. George Jr's encouragement of his son's artistic pursuits made a strong impression on all of George III's friends from St. Louis U. High that we carry to this day. I am certain that he offered similar encouragement to his students throughout his academic career, and their many achievements are yet another part of his distinguished legacy.
We will miss George Jr, just as we miss George III, but he is a truly unforgettable man who will always be with us!
With deepest sympathy,
Michael, Linda, Nicholas, Elizabeth, and William