Dr. Roger W. Dietrich, age 67, passed away on January 10, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Elaine and devoted father of Kristen and Eric Dietrich. Roger is also survived by his sister, Carol (Dietrich) McGrath.

He was born in New York in 1950 and raised on Long Island. Roger participated in many sports growing up, including football, lacrosse and swimming. As an adult his passions were biking and skiing. Roger loved music. He played the piano and was a member of Rock Voices in Brattleboro, VT.

Dr. Dietrich earned his B.S. in Engineering and Applied Science from Yale University in 1972, his M.D. from Tufts University Medical School in 1976 and completed a surgical residency at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Roger practiced general surgery in New England for 40 years. He volunteered with Operation Yellow Ribbon/Support Our Soldiers and was a member of the Vernon Trails Committee.

Roger was an avid reader and made weekly trips to the local library. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Roger’s memory to the Vernon Free Library, 567 Governor Hunt Road, Vernon, VT 05354.Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Jan. 26, 2018