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Obituary (FL): Thomas Raymond Krieger '56

Posted on 08/20/2018

Thomas Raymond Krieger

Tom was born on May 21, 1934 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and passed away peacefully on Saturday August 11, 2018, in hospice at the Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center. Tom was predeceased by his parents US Navy Captain Keith M. Krieger and Francis Mae Krieger, and is survived by his wife of 57 years Judith (Foy) Krieger and their three sons Keith Krieger (Palm Beach Gardens), Michael Krieger (Whistler, B.C.), Christopher Krieger (Buenos Aires, Argentina), and their two grandchildren Kelly Krieger and Todd Krieger (daughter and son of Keith and daughter-in-law Elizabeth Krieger), and Judy's sister Dona Foy Proctor. Tom graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1956 with an Engineering Degree, and served 4 years. His job aboard the USS Missouri was to shine the bronze plaque on the deck where the signing of the Japanese surrender took place on September 2, 1945. He worked for IBM for 35 years including time in Washington, DC, Richmond, VA, Boca Raton, FL, Stuttgart Germany, White Plains, NY, Palo Alto, CA, and Atlanta, GA before retiring to northern Palm Beach County in 1994. Tom adored his wife Judy, and did everything he could for her health and happiness. Tom and Judy lived by hard work and integrity, raising three successful boys. He and Judy loved time with family, like summers at the Cabana Club in Boca, kids sporting events, and helping with grandchildren. Tom played adult-league soccer during their years in Palo Alto, and lots of golf upon returning to Florida. He liked attending car shows, watching PGA golf, and some good dry humor. Tom will be dearly missed by family and friends. No formal service is being held, but contributions to hospice at the Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center are appreciated.

Published in The Palm Beach Post on Aug. 19, 2018