Passages: John Gunzler 

It it with great sadness that we announce the passing of John Gunzler, who died unexpectedly on November 10. John served as vice president of Edwards Garment Company until his retirement, and was an active NAUMD member for many years. 

John assumed several leadership roles at NAUMD, including member of the Board of Directors, and chair of the Image Apparel Institute (IAI). He was instrumental in the revitalization of the IAI's Image of the Year Awards Program, raising its stature through marketing efforts and boosting its popularity with the Image of the Year Awards Gala, a black tie evening event for which he served as Master of Ceremonies.  

A Hungarian-born Holocaust survivor, John shared his life's journey through books and community appearances. He was never without a smile or a kind word, and for that, if nothing else, he will be greatly missed. 

John was also an outdoor enthusiast. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the NY/NJ Trail Conference, 600 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah, NJ 07430.