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


where his spirit lives on



forever remembered, celebrated in stone

byron athan



(Public art created by Madeline Wiener)

About katemccarrollmoore

Kate Moore’s passion is literacy, and she serves as a mentor teacher and staff developer throughout the greater Bay Area. Kate served three terms as the City of San Ramon's Poet Laureate (2012-2018); she also teaches poetry writing workshops for children and adults. Kate 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 six beautiful children who fill them with hope for the future.
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1 Response to Lasting Legacy

  1. bobmoore33 says:

    Beautiful Sculpture, Beautiful Poem, Beautiful Poet!

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