In Memoriam - Gary Jarabek

Gary Jarabek passed away September 25, 2019.  Gary joined the National Model Railroad Association in 1991, and is best known as the chair of the Piedmont Pilgrimage Committee, promoting model railroading through more than 1,000 open houses across Greater Atlanta and North Georgia. 

Gary also built the division's apparel program, served on the division's board of directors, was layout tour manager at the 2013 national convention, was responsible for promotion and advertising, and served as The Model Train Show's Assistant Show Manager - Advertising.

He was the recipient of many awards for service to division membership and received the 2019 NMRA President's Award for service to the division in the Southeastern Region.

Gary's Pennsylvania Railroad Southeast Division layout was featured at the 2013 NMRA convention and on the Piedmont Pilgrimage for many years.