Guy Christian Hadler

Jun 12, 1948 - Jul 6, 2016


Guy Christian Hadler was born in Sacramento, June 12, 1948 to his loving parents, Peggy and Earl Hadler. He left for his Heavenly Father on July 6, 2016.

Guy was bigger than life. He was a consummate and devoted husband to his wife of 35 year, Susann Geiskopf Hadler, and brother to Paul (Debby) Hadler and Cecelia (Jack) Kibele.

Guy has sixteen nieces and nephews, including Natalie, Lindsey, Phillip, E.P., Matthew, Brandon, Brian, Zack, Renee, Nichole, Judy, Daniel, Joseph, Jackie, Jeff, Courtney and Kelly.

Guy was part of a large and extended family, and was very committed to his many cousins including Deanna and Kevin Ryan, Nancy and Karl Kuhles, Charlie Grows, Walt and Amy Grows.

Also, Guy has countless “Godchildren” and young friend, some of whom he coached at East Sacramento Soccer League for 10 + years. Guy was also a mentor, leader and teacher to so many people. They are now wiser and kinder people as a result of Guy’s guidance, wisdom, wit, and direction.

The love of Guy’s life, and the person he revered the most, is his lover, companion, business partner and co-chef; his wonderful wife, Susann. Guy smiled whenever she came into his presence and always greeted her with a heart-felt kiss. He talked (and talked!) about their love for each other, growing up together, working together, cooking together, traveling together, gardening together……. being together. Being near Susann made Guy happy and made him whole. Although they were together for 45 years, Guy always loved to joke that Susann only counted the 35 years with “ring on finger”.

Along with being a devoted family man and friend to many, Guy was a graduate of Sacramento State University, was a successful businessman and was the founding President of the Midtown Business Association, in 1982. His innovative marketing techniques, endless ideas, and incredible energy changed insurance marketing for its time. Guy could see ideas when others saw objects. He envisioned ways of creating progressing concepts from business to cooking. In Guy’s mind, “what if we did this” or “what if we did that” seemed to always spin through his mind. Guy’s tenaciousness, intellect and personality allowed him to become an extremely successful businessman and family provider.

A memorial Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Church, 1040 39th Street, Sacramento on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 11:00 am. Following Mass, a Celebration of Life will be held at the Sutter Lawn Tennis Club, 3951 N Street, Sacramento.

Guy, we will always miss you, love you, and learn from you. You have touched so many hearts that your legacy will live forever in the hearts of those who have been fortunate enough to have known you and loved you.

Guy was a very active supporter of Soroptimist for many years.

Memorial Donations are being accepted by.
Soroptimist International of Sacramento, Inc.
PO Box 163604
Sacramento, CA 95816

This International Service Club works to improve the lives of women and children world wide. Our Club was founded in 1923 and raises funds to support charities here in the Sacramento area.

Funeral Home:
Andrews & Greilich Mortuary
3939 Fruitridge Road
Sacramento, CA
US 95820


  • Karen Onstad says:

    Sorry to hear of your lose. Guy was very special. Thinking of you in your time of sorrow.

  • Darlene Hilliard-Rick Coughlin says:

    Susann and Family. Saddened to hear about Guy. He left us with some treasured memories like the Fourth of July parties where he was the Pyrotechnic Hero to many generations of children (adults too)…and that signature laugh. Guy did bring a lot of joy to us all. God Bless him and God Bless you. Darlene and Rick Coughlin

  • Nancy And Odell Landers says:

    Susann & Guy’s family, We are so sorry for the loss of Guy. He was such a fun and great person. We will never forget his willingness to help Susann with her projects, and being so helpful to her friends and fellow Soroptimist members. Guy will be sorely missed. Our sincere sympathies. Nancy and Odell Landers

  • Patty Blomberg says:

    Your laugh will live forever. The memories of our friendship and your energy in hosting many family gatherings will return with each wine event. My children call you Uncle as you were always there with your excellent communication skills.

  • Darlene Schell says:

    I am so sorry for your loss! Guy had an infectious and distinct laugh that will never be forgotten. A great entertainer, he loved hosting epic holiday gatherings! Creative and tasteful, Guy always amazed and wowed us through his many creations – jewelry, a new culinary experiment, remodeling projects at home, etc. He was masterful at many things, including selling hats at music festivals throughout California, grilling on the BBQ, setting up fireworks at our 4th of July parties, and making sure we made it to all of the listed wineries during the wine passport weekend in Sonoma. Without a doubt we all have many wonderful and fond memories of Guy to keep us smiling and laughing for many years to come. God Bless!

  • Karen McClain says:

    It’s been awhile since I’ve seen Guy, but I’ll never forget the first time I met him at the Whole Earth Festival, selling feathered earrings and offering me a baggie of “crunchy granola” as if it were something far more illicit. Over the years he has had his hand and his heart in so many projects – a whirling dervish of energy. Guy will be missed. Strength to you, Susann, in your grief.

  • Mary Kobane says:

    I miss you dearly my friend. You were bigger in life in so, so many ways. Your home, your garden and your love of Susann showed us all how truly wonderful you were here on earth. We know you are watching down on us all. Love, Mary

  • Kathy Platz says:

    It is hard to say in words what a wonderful man Guy was. Always cheerful, the best sense of humor ever, Guy could always make you laugh. Everyone who ever met him will miss him. He loved Susann so much and said so often. I will miss you.

  • Mary Ann Novotny says:

    Quite a shock to see Guy’s death notice. Don and I were newlywed neighbors to the Hadler family. Such a gift to us. I have fun memories of Guy going thru the 60s. Headband, feathers, the whole bit. A free spirit. The Hadler family was a treasure. My love and prayers.

  • Georgia Presnell says:

    Words are indeed inadequate to express my deepest sorrow, sympathy and prayers in hearing of the passing of your beloved husband. Guy was always the gentleman, your friend, your co-worker, your partner, and above all your beloved husband. The deep love he had for you, and will always have for you, and your wonderful memories will give you the strength and comfort. Remember, “There are roses in heaven, blue birds in the sky and GUY will be just fine, Dear Susann, because God is by his side.” My love, and prayers,

  • Candy Holland says:

    that picture is so Guy. love that hat. I will remember him that way He was my go-to person for garden questions. We enjoyed many Sundays shopping at the Farmer’s market under the freeway

  • Carl Romstadt says:

    Susann, I am very sorry to hear about Guy’s passing. I had many great conversations with guy over the years and loved his many stories. I will miss him. The picture you posted is truley the Guy I knew. He always had a smile on his face. My condolences to you and your family.

  • PeterJackson says:

    Thanx for the days in hawai, the banana slug,the crazy nites with dave at the pioneer the formation of a freindship that will never die.Can we ever forget our hippy past. California drug etiquite a book we wrote that we never pennedThe two best looking gals at every party.You always had the magic chuckle, probably were the only guy funnier than me and to this day i will never know why you were not a millionaire.The good news is we are all at that age when we will be together again. They say it is even better where you’ve gone.. See you soon my dear dear friend

  • Wanda Campbell says:

    So sorry for your loss Susann! Thoughts and prayers are with you and the family! I remember the many events, gatherings and parties at your home. What wonderful hosts! Guy was always such a positive spirit and fun guy to be around! A plethora of information and stories! He will be missed!

  • Lucy Middaugh says:

    Oh Susann, such a beautiful tribute <3 You are blessed to have such wonderful memories with your Love!! I pray that God is watching over you everyday and filling you with warmth and blessings of friends and family. Much Love and Hugs!! <3 <3

  • Tita Diepenbrock says:

    Deepest symphony for your loss. I enjoyed talking to Guy during neighborhood walks and events—he was so full of delight at life and all its possibilities—-especially the wonder of cats!

  • B. Barbara Faulkner says:

    Words are inadequate to express my sorrow of the passing of one of my favorite cousins. There are loving memories of adorable little Guy with the freckles and of the adult who was always to share his thoughts and counsel with me. Susann I will continue to send my most loving thoughts to you. Love you, Barbara

  • Rosalie Gladden says:

    Susann, It’s hard to know just what to say at this sad time because I know your loss is so great. Your love for each other was evident to all and so sweet to witness. As soon as he stepped into a room it always seemed a brighter place, and I am grateful that I had the opportunity to know him. May you find comfort in the knowledge that he has gone to a place of peace that is brighter now that he is there.

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