Marina Helene Gruenhage

Marina Helene Gruenhage
Aug. 17, 1951-June 9, 2005

Notice: On June 9, 2005, 5:50 AM Japan local time, Marina (53), passed on after bravely fighting a long battle against cancer.

A message from Marina's husband, Koji

To all Marina's friends, contacts and supporters,

I'd like to extend deep appreciation to your words of encouragement and support after Marina's home going to Heaven. I'm sure Marina would love to say thank you to every one of you. Thank you so much! It is comforting to know that she is happy to be with Jesus and her loved ones in Heaven now.

Your warm support and prayer helped her to amazingly stay cheerful with a beautiful smile on her face all the time! Marina loved to say words of prayer, gratefulness and praise to Jesus. Her very words of praise were the fuel that maintained her faith! It's my desire to live the rest of my life with same faith as she had. Your kindness has meant much to me. Thank you for your continual support!

Best Regards,

"Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best."--Henry Van Dyke, American Poet, Author