Lasting Legacy

Today we gather in this beautiful park

in a city of parks

grown among the hills and trails

and the life of a grateful community

to remember the heart and the soul of a city pioneer,

the one and the only Byron Athan

 

It’s said that he built his life here as he built his tennis game

starting with love

played with grace and passion

served with promise and conviction

and the ideals of fairness and fun

 

This man of action, always in motion

so committed to city and country, family and friends

left a lasting legacy

here

where his spirit lives on

honored

commemorated

forever remembered, celebrated in stone

byron athan

 

 

(Public art created by Madeline Wiener)

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About eduk8te

Kathy Moore’s passion is literacy, and she serves as a mentor teacher and staff developer throughout the greater Bay Area. Kathy is the City of San Ramon's Poet Laureate; she also teaches poetry writing workshops and is an instructor in the Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership (MATL) program at St. Mary’s College of California. She was honored as SRVUSD Teacher of the Year in 2007 and San Ramon Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year in 2009. Kathy holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership for Social Justice from California State University, East Bay, an M.A. in Teacher Leadership from St. Mary’s and a B.A. in English Education from SUNY Albany. She and Bob Moore are the proud parents of four beautiful grown daughters, and the smitten grandparents of two beautiful boys.
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One Response to Lasting Legacy

  1. bobmoore33 says:

    Beautiful Sculpture, Beautiful Poem, Beautiful Poet!

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