Florida Trail Association

Remembering Ray Opitz

Ray Opitz
Passed January, 1998
Happy Hoofers & Sandhill Chapter: Chapter member, trail maintainer

In Remembrance of Ray
by his wife, Joan Opitz

Ray & I joined the FTA in Miami. We went to meetings, hiked & started a moonlight bike ride at Shark Valley Park. What fun, seeing the red glowing eyes of the gators. We moved to Ocala & joined the Sandhill Chapter in Gainesville. There, we did a lot of hiking, trail work, camping & canoeing & meetings, even after he came down with thyroid cancer. He was  a tough one, just loved to help & talk.