William Braun Dietrich
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William Braun Dietrich, 67 of Villanova, Pa., died Friday, May 14, 2010 at The Quadrangle, a full-service life care community. He was born Sept. 29, 1942 in Philadelphia; son of the late H. Richard and Mildred (nee Braun) Dietrich. He attended the Episcopal Academy in Overbrook, Pa. He was the president of The William B. Dietrich Foundation, dedicated primarily to Architectural Restoration. William directed over 25 years of significant funding to many cultural institutions in the Philadelphia community as well as in Lower Merion Township where he was a life-long resident. He is preceded in death by a brother H. Richard Dietrich, Jr. William is survived by a brother Daniel W. Dietrich, II; one Niece, Cordelia D. Zanger, five Nephews, H. Richard Dietrich, III; Christian B. Dietrich; Adam Q. Dietrich; Daniel W. Dietrich, III; William S. Hildreth, and two grand-nieces. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Bringhurst Funeral Home at West Laurel Hill Cemetery, 225 Belmont Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., www.forever-care.com.


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Published in Main Line Media News from May 24 to May 26, 2010.
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April 4, 2011
My mother, Mrs Zerbe used to work for William 's brother, Richard Dietrich. She had the pleasure of meeting William and seeing him on various visits to Mr. Richard Dietrich's house. She found him to be a very cordial, up beat, and pleasant man. We are sorry he has passed, but he will be remembered in the best way.
Susan Swalm Schmidtbauer
December 27, 2010
I remember the great times we spent together while going to Episcopal
Academy. The long nights playing monopoly and just enjoying each others company. We had exchanged Christmas cards all through the years until two years ago. I will miss you!
Love,
Peter / Peter B. Christie a/k/a Christodoulou
December 27, 2010
Billy and I were best friends at Episcopal Academy and spent many happy days together, We exchanged Christmas cards up to a year ago. I wondered what happened when I didn't get one. Love,
Peter B. Christie (Christodoulou)
August 23, 2010
Mr. Dietrich was extremely supportive to MANNA and its mission to provide nourishing meals to people suffering with HIV/AIDS and other life threatening illnesses. MANNA will always be grateful for his philanthropy and caring heart for those we serve.
Richard Keaveney
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