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We’ll miss Uncle Guido

My family and I were at the memorial service for Guido Meyer last Thursday afternoon. It was a beautiful ceremony, and I was compelled to write this letter after hearing the eloquent speakers and their memories of this good man.

I am Guido’s godson, and I practically grew up in Aspen with Guido Jr. and Rosie. My father and Guido were both chefs and came from Switzerland together to start a new life. They remained very close friends ever since, and our family came out from Chicago to ski as often as we could. We will miss Guido greatly.

I have nothing but good memories: sitting around the “stamtisch” at Guido’s Swiss Inn with Guido and his friends and family, talking and arguing and having a great time; skiing with Guido in his polar bear suit; feeding the elk down on the ranch in Basalt; arguing with my father about visiting Guido with my long hair during my college days (Guido never said a word, but I’m sure he was not too thrilled about his hippie godson).

Guido truly was a “character,” as your article said. He had his flaws, like all of us, but he was a gentle, loving, funny and one-in-a-million godfather to me. Guido’s family is wonderful and I know they will carry on because they are very strong people. We will miss you, Uncle Guido.

Edwin F. Wirz and family

Highlands Ranch, Colo.