Posted on: April 9, 2018
Dieter H. M. Gröschel, MD, born in Würzburg, Germany, in 1931, died on March 12, 2018, in Charlottesville, Va. He is survived by Margret, his wife of 60 years; his daughter, Anne, and partner, Walter; daughter, Henny, and husband, Keir; granddaughter, Maya; extended family in America and Germany; and friends and colleagues here and abroad.
Dieter was licensed to practice medicine in Germany (1959), Pennsylvania (1965), Massachusetts (1969) and Texas (1971). From 1979 until his retirement in 1996, Dieter was licensed in Virginia and worked at the University of Virginia as Professor of Pathology and Medicine. He specialized in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and was board certified by the American Board of Medical Microbiology. He was active in the American Academy of Microbiology, the American Society for Microbiology, and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. He authored more than 200 publications in both English and German.
After his retirement, Dieter was a published author in his second career as a World War I aviation historian. He enjoyed working with his international team of colleagues.
Funeral arrangements were private according to his wishes. The family plans to place a memorial bench in Ivy Creek Natural Area, one of Dieter’s favorite escapes. He and Margret were founding members of the Ivy Creek Foundation. Please stop by, rest a while, and think of him.