Trail Champion Gunzler Remembered

November 03, 2018
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference


Trail Champion Gunzler Remembered
Gunzler Memorial.


John Gunzler, a tireless champion of the Trail Conference for decades, was honored at an event celebrating his life this fall.

Over 50 friends and family gathered around his wife Marianne and their daughters Melissa and Nicole at Trail Conference Headquarters on Nov. 3, nearly one year after John passed away at the age of 82, to remember this extraordinary man. John generously gave back to the trails he loved through volunteer service and financial gifts to the Trail Conference, and as part of the tribute, an engraving in his honor was unveiled beside a new trail leading from Headquarters to Ramapo Valley County Reservation. Capturing one of his favorite phrases—“The Art of the Possible”—the memorial is an embodiment of the accomplishments of all Trail Conference volunteers and supporters.

Photo above: John Gunzler’s family was in attendance for the dedication of the “Art of the Possible” memorial in November.