Welcome to the Byron Krieger Memorial Website.
My father was the kindest man I’ve ever known. He loved his family, his work, and helping others. My siblings and I can attest that he never complained, even when he had reason to. Whenever someone asked our dad how he was doing, he’d answered: “Great!” Even when he turned 90, Dad never referred to himself as “old”. He loved sports, family celebrations, holidays, ice cream, comedy, and reading the newspaper. He greatly valued education, sportsmanship, and Jewish observance. Dad never spoke badly about other people. He treated everyone with respect and dignity.
As a two-time Olympic fencer and member of 3 Hall of Fames, he had much to boast about, yet he remained humble throughout his life. (His family did the boasting for him.) Instead, our father reveled in the accomplishments of his beloved wife, his children and grandchildren. He taught us not to be afraid and to always strive for excellence. He loved unconditionally.
I invite you to learn more about Byron Krieger’s legacy and the new athletic scholarship being offered in his name.