Hannes Richter

In Memoriam

Hannes Richter
In Memoriam

Charles Krewson III together with his wife Margrit and their children Charles IV and Caroline


Charles Fleming Krewson III

Dear Friends of Austrian Information,

The team of Austrian Information is mourning the loss of one of its most dedicated members. On October 1, 2013, Charles Fleming Krewson III passed away in Tampa, Florida. Charles worked for over 12 years as honorary editor of Austrian Information. He dedicated his time, excellent writing skills, and language expertise to this publication, making sure that the articles featured lived up to the highest standards – a service for which he also received the Decoration of Honour in Gold for Services to the Republic of Austria in 2010.

Educated at Penn State, the University of Southersn California, and Cornell University, Charles served as a health care administrator, first as an officer in the U.S. Air Force and then in the Department of Medicine and Surgery of the Veterans Administration. After retirement, he volunteered at the Library of Congress and sang with the Veterans Administration Musical Medical Chorus, in addition to his work for Austrian Information. Charles also served as president of the American-Austrian Cultural Society from 1994-1996 and was a member of its board of directors. Chalres was - in his own words - a devoted Austrophile, and a range of directors of the Austrian Press and Information Service enjoyed the privilege and pleasure of working with him over the course of time.

Charles was not only excellent in his professional and volunteer work, he was also a loving husband to his wife Margrit Beran Krewson, a decorated and highly successful German/Dutch Area Specialist in the European Division of the Library of Congress in her own right, and a committed father to his children Caroline and Chalres IV.

Charles was a kind, wonderful person. We are so grateful for his service and dedication and will cherish the memory of a true friend. May you rest in pease, Charles.

Yours sincereley,
Alice Irvin