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Richard H. Dietze ’47

Published in Oct. 24, 1990, issue

DICK DIED June 29, 1990, after a fiveyear bout with cancer. Through that time he displayed a will to live, quiet courage, sharp wit, and unfailing positive spirit. He will be missed.

Dick was born in Huntington, Long Island. He graduated from Lawrenceville and entered Princeton in June 1943. Called to the Army several months later, he served with the 291st infantry Division in Europe. He was awarded two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart.

After the war, Dick returned to Princeton, earning a degree in economics. Upon graduation, he worked in a small family firm in N.Y. before embarking on a 30year career with the Dupont Co. in Wilmington, Dela. Dick specialized in intl. marketing of polymer products.

Dick was an avid and accomplished sailor, skippering many cruises over the years. He also enjoyed flying. His other great interest was Princeton. He served in a number of offices in the local alumni assn., including its presidency. Recently, Dick served as regional V.P. of our Class. He attended many Reunions and had no prouder moment than when his daughter, Jane, graduated from Princeton in our 40th reunion year.

Dick is survived by his widow, Helen; daughter, Jane '87; and two stepsons, Brandt Allen Jr. and H. Gordon Allen. To all the Class extends its deep sympathy.

The Class of 1947

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