3 Those who knew him ... remember him as a natural born leader and an "all around good guy." A Jacksonville mayor who made history .. has passed away. Former Mayor Hans Tanzler died this morning at the age of 86. Tanzler was the first mayor under the consolidated local government .. serving from 1967 to 1979. Channel 4's Ashley Harding spoke with some of those who knew him best... She joins us now from our newsroom .. with their recollections ..Ashley? 3 3 3 I spoke with his son Hans Tanzler, the third, as well as former mayor John Delaney and other close friends. They say this city wouldn't be what it is today had it not been for Mayor Tanzler. They say he was a wonderful person who is already missed. 3 3 Mayor Tanzler's son tells me his funeral is scheduled for this coming Saturday at St.Johns Cathedral in downtown. He says all former mayors are expected to attend. 3 If there is a bright moment here .. it might be that the Tanzler family had the chance to spend a LOT of time together with the Mayor ... in these latter years... A loving, VERY tight-knit family... One of our reporters long ago ..Marlene Schneider ..introduced me to Mayor Tanzler on the very first day I came to work here .. back in 1975 .. I will always remember looking up at him .. He was tall with a big smile .. it was easy to see why he was a standout gator basketball player in his youth. The last time I talked to him was at one of former Mayor Godbold's Christmas parties ..the two of them were very good friends ..Mayor Tanzler's health had taken toll on him .. but he had such an updbeat attitude ..still had that great smile.