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Steven Dietrich Obituary
Dietrich, Steven
Steven R. Dietrich, AIA, age 58, left his family peacefully on Saturday, August 19, 2017 after a two-and-a-half-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his wife, Polly Dennett Dietrich; his children, Paige Boley, Owen Dietrich, and Mason Dietrich; his parents, Frederick Dietrich and Mary Dietrich; and his siblings, David Dietrich, Susan Vasko, Ann Kozma, and Philip Dietrich. He loved God and his beautiful creation, photography, traveling, drawing and painting, music, playing guitar, singing, hospitality, and Jessie – his energetic dog. He was a passionate architect, and he used his career to build up his church in the Middle East. For the last decade, he practiced architecture in Iraq, Qatar, and UAE. He worked on numerous hospitals and clinics but was never a patient in until April 2015 when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He was a very compassionate man and became even more so with his diagnosis. He loved his family and missed them while working abroad. He was surrounded by his family during the last months of his life. He enjoyed phone calls, visits, and family get-togethers. The family is so grateful for their time with him. He is dearly loved and missed. Steve was born in Bryan, Ohio on June 9, 1959 and grew up in Sylvania, Ohio. He graduated in 1985 from Ohio State with a Bachelor of Science followed by a Bachelor of Architecture from Catholic University of America in 1990. He worked initially in Washington, DC helping with the design of the Korean War Memorial. Steve moved back to Columbus and joined URS/Greiner eventually taking a job in the Green Zone in Iraq assisting in health care design. Steve was head of architecture at Obermeyer in UAE, working on the design of large medical facilities. Family and friends are invited to a potluck at the Park of Roses on Friday, August 25 at 6 p.m. followed by a memorial service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to pancan.org to provide continued support for pancreatic cancer research
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Aug. 25 to Aug. 31, 2017
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