I was given an audio recording my late father made for a speech class at The Ohio State University in 1947, featuring a tribute he wrote and narrated in honor of his grandmother Mary Sukkau Gross (born 11 September 1864 in Lindenau, Germany. Died 20 January 1940 in Cleveland, Ohio).

As an educational resource for my relatives, I produced a short 3 ½-minute documentary film featuring the recording, photographs of Mary and her children, historical images and film footage, and music of her time. My hope is that they enjoy and learn a little something about Mary as told through my father’s admiring 22-year-old voice.