The Guida Gymnasium at the Summit Community Center was recently named after former Director of the Summit Board of Recreation, Domenic D. Guida.
Family, friends and colleagues will gather on Wednesday, April 18, to celebrate his life and formally dedicate the gym where he spent over 40 years of service.
The dedication ceremony will be held in the Guida Gym from 7:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. A program of speakers will share their recollections of Dom as a resident, coach, mentor, family man and friend.
His involvement in the community also included the Summit Area Development Corporation, the Briant Park Conservatory, the Knights of Columbus, the New Jersey Recreation and Park Association, Union County Baseball Association and .
Dom served in several capacities with the Board of Recreation, serving as the Director for the last 15 years of his career. He retired in 1996. His wife Barbara, children and grandchildren will be attending the event. All residents of the community are most welcome to attend. A dessert reception will follow. A plaque in Dom’s honor is hung near the Gym, with the name Guida Gymnasium in Summit maroon proudly hung above the entrance.
The Summit Community Center is located at 100 Morris Avenue, Summit.
—Judith Leblein Josephs