In Memory

Simeon M Kriesberg

Simeon M Kriesberg

Reported by Gary Cahn:

Simeon Kriesberg passed away on June 21st after a long illness. There will be a memorial service at Washington Hebrew in Washington DC on June 26 at 10:00 AM. At Whitman, Simeon was on the Bridge Team, Varsity Debate Team, Black and White, Spanish Honor Society, Quill and Scroll, and Mathletes. At WWHS, a school filled with many brilliant students, Simeon was among the most brilliant. He received an A.B. from Harvard, an M.P.A. from Princeton and a J.D. from Yale. However, none of the above is what I will most remember about Simeon. His humor was always extraordinarily clever and frequently on display. He was kind, thoughtful, generous, and modest beyond compare. Five members of our class, Bill Kominers, Dan Goldman, Warren Leonard, Larry Wagman and I played bridge with Simeon every month for 50+ years. Simeon leaves behind his wife, Martha Kahn and his two children, Micah and Skye, as well as many other family members. May his memory be for a blessing.

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06/25/24 11:25 AM #1    

Lisa Johnston (Howorth (Class President))

Oh no--another loss for our class. Goodbye to Simeon, a very nice and smart guy. To his family: so sorry for this loss. We are thinking of you. Lisa (Johnston) Howorth

06/25/24 12:26 PM #2    

Deborah A. Snow

Simeon was someone to look up to and try to follow in his footsteps.  Blessings to his family and all his friends.

Deb Snow

06/25/24 03:36 PM #3    

Jane Edlavitch (Lewis)

My heart goes out to Simeon's family.  May their fond memories of him help ease their sadness as they adapt to holding him in their hearts and minds instead of their arms.  Blessing of love and light to all who knew Simeon.

06/25/24 04:30 PM #4    

Valerie J. Gilpeer (Grodin)

My mother was a friend of Simeon's mom. The family was extremely well educated and refined and I enjoyed the time I spent at the home when we would visit. Simeon was not a close friend, but I certainly knew him from  childhood and was aware of his intelligence and kindness. Sending my deepest condolences to his immediate and extended family. May his memory be for a blessing.

06/25/24 05:26 PM #5    

Leland Gamson

Yes, smart, witty and helpful describe Simeon. We were on the Pyle literary magazine and the Black&White staff together. I remember how Simeon would wip out a saterical version of the newspaper for the staff on a regular bases. After two years on the Black&White staff, I wanted to write under less pressure, material that would last. Lisa Gessow suggested I switch to the SAGA. I knew I had tell the Black&White's hard driving sponsor, Dr.B., and feared her angry response. Not knowing what to tell Dr.B, I asked Simeon for advice. He said, "Tell her that you want to experience as much as possible during your high school days by being on both the newspaper and the yearbook. If she gets mad, just remember that she is here for us not us for her."  Thanks to you Simeon I was able to get my reason accross to her and deflect an angry reponse.

 There is more wit now in Samayin as Simeon has entered there.

06/26/24 10:05 AM #6    

Katherine Seavey (Bryant)

Simeon's funeral is being LiveStreamed from Washington Hebrew Congregation.  You need a password to log on.  Call WHC and they will email you the link and password.

06/26/24 12:25 PM #7    

Faith Lee (Breen)

Simeon was so smart and we were all so proud to have him as a classmate.  So impressive that he was able to maintain his friendships for so long.  At this time in life, it is such a blessing to have such friendships.


06/26/24 12:33 PM #8    

Richard Blackman (Blackman)

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