COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Jan. 12, 2022—U.S. Olympic fencer Scott Edward Bozek passed away on Jan. 7, 2022. Born Nov. 20, 1950 in Salem, MA, he fenced epee in the Munich 1972 and Montreal 1976 Summer Olympic Games.
Mr. Bozek also fenced at the Cali, Colombia 1971 and Mexico City 1975 Pan American Games, winning gold medals in both events in team epee and a silver in 1971 in individual epee. In 1973 and 1975, he was the U.S. National Champion. He began his fencing career at the Tanner City Fencers Club in Peabody, MA.
Academically, Mr. Bozek graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Boston in 1972 with a degree in Russian Studies, followed by earning a master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University in 1974 and a second master’s in National Resource Management from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in 1999.
A member of the Foreign Commercial Service for more than 30 years, he held several international consulate and embassy posts in his working career, including Bucharest, Istanbul, Oslo, Budapest, Moscow, Toronto and Washington D.C., among other assignments. Notably, he was a senior advisor to the Assistant Secretary and Director General of the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service from 1996-98, and from 2008-12 was the Principal Commercial Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Toronto. He retired in 2014 to spend more time with his family and fencing.
He is survived by his wife, Judith Bozek (née Beston), and his sister, Sue Doane (née Bozek) as well as several children and grandchildren. He lived in Herndon, VA.