{ "" }
Share H. DIETER's life story with friends and family
Send an Email
Or Copy this URL to Share

95, of Cove Neck, NY passed away peacefully at home on July 28, 2016 after a brief illness. Born on July 26, 1921 in Dusseldorf, Germany to Marta and Hans Holterbosch, he immigrated to the United States with his parents and sister at the age of five. Raised in Manhattan, NY, he attended Columbia Prep and then went on to attend Penn State University. He served his adopted country proudly in the Coast Guard during World War II, stationed primarily in Brussels. A self-made man, he built a business empire in the years following the war that included running a family vineyard, importing and building the Lowenbrau beer brand and the starting the largest beer distributor ship of major brands in New York State. A life long connoisseur of the fine and rare, he was known for his pinnate good taste. His first major collection of European royal carriages became the foundation of the permanent collection at the Museums at Stony Brook. He subsequently amassed one of the world's finest private collections of vintage automobiles. Recognized as a respected authority on vintage cars, he served as the chief Mercedes judge at the Concours d'Elegance at Pebble Beach for 20 years. A wonderful raconteur, he was known by his friends and colleagues for his integrity, generosity and great good humor. A loving husband to Mary Kathleen (died in 2011) father to Heidi Holterbosch and step-daughter Lyn Barlow and to grandchildren Dieter Addison, Holt Haynsworth, Alic and Mary Kelso, he was a true giant among men and remain forever in our hearts. der Lowe schlaft in Frieden.

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in New York Times on Jul. 31, 2016.
Memories & Condolences
Not sure what to say?
View Printed Guest Book
14 entries
November 29, 2016
Great Memories, just saw him 3 to 4 times in 1987 working as an architect for Kohn Pedersen Fox Conway in NYC
Frank Kutschera
November 29, 2016
Frank Kutschera
September 14, 2016
My sincere condolences to the Holterbosch family. I worked for Mr.H for six years he was always a very funny man to work for.
Mary O'shea
August 24, 2016
Dear Ms Heidi,
Please accept my sincerest condolences on the passing of your dear father.
I am so sorry for your loss.
Mr. Holterbosch, was a kind gentleman with impeccable standards and I consider myself very fortunate to have spent time in his presence.
All my best,
Barbara Dimitratos
Barbara Dimitratos
August 23, 2016
My Condolences. He was greatly admired .
Michael Anne McAllister
August 23, 2016
Yes, Dieter was a giant in our childhood at the Belle Terre Beach... in the 1950's was the first in our area to get a parachute that could be pulled up by a boat from shore.... what a thrill you gave us all. And to visit your pavillion at the World's Fair, we felt like royalty because we knew you, and all the beautiful women smiled at this 11 year old. A few years later when I was able to drive, we went out to the Hampton race tracks where you were testing an antique formula one racing car..... we had to push to get it started, and it's exhausted blew us backwards when it kicked in... if not mistaken you got it up to 180 mph.... What an experience for a teenager, to be in that pit. And of course my grandfather AJ McAllister loved having you over... you were always such a gentleman, and always so attentive and generous with a smile to us little ones. Thank you Dieter. You are also mentioned by my mom in a documentary about nuclear weapons, talking about the shelter you made to protect your family "State of the Art", they said. I also see you on many of the family tug rides.... smiling, enjoying... the last I saw you.... with two daughters by your side. Thank you Heidi and Lyn for caring for him so beautifully.
Anthony Donovan
August 9, 2016
My thoughts and prayers extend to Mr. Holterbosch's family and friends. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

The Rev. Jesse Lebus
Fleet Chaplain, SCYC
August 3, 2016
To Lynn and Heidi,
my sincere condolences to both of you
Roger Nicolini
August 3, 2016
Dear Dieter,
true friendship does not depend from the long distances from your and our living places.Looking down from heaven you will agree.When Mary was living you visited us regularly in Düsseldorf,once with Heidi.We will never forget our first meeting on the 'Italia Classic'in Venice,later our meetings in Germany and even later our telefon calls on sundays.Often calling you,often calling ourselves.You were always in good humour,also on your 94th
birthday.You had an outstanding sense for quality in life.You always had beautiful plans,mostly regarding your ship or buying a new fantastic car.We are sure,that Petrus has reserved a special car for you,naturally with luxery open roof.(In heaven,there is always good weather!)
We will never forget you!
We will miss you!
Yours Monika and Felix
Felix and Monika Ganteführer
August 2, 2016
So sorry to hear about your father. Your mother must be glad to be with him again. my thoughts are with you...hope to see you at the lake sometime in August. Candy
August 2, 2016
What a privilege it was to have known him and I was honored to be selected to design his last yacht. A true gentleman with a wonderful sense of humor and generosity to match. A photo of the last Prosit is on my office wall, and I am reminded of him every time I ride in my humble Boxster. I know he will have a joke for me when we meet on the other side.
Winn Willard
August 1, 2016
Such a privilege to serve such a dignified gentleman. Wishing much peace to you in your loss Heidi and Lyn.
Laurie Burnside
August 1, 2016
Oh Lynn..and Heidi
My sincere condolence to you both and family
In our prayers
Our best ,
Darcy and Isabelle
Ms Darcy F CHESTER and Ms Isabelle A CHESTER
July 31, 2016
Lyn and Heidi my sincere condolences. A big hug to both of you.
Invite others to add memories
Share to let others add their own memories and condolences