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Scott Dietert

10/12/1936 — 04/10/2024

Scott Dietert

Dr. Scott E. Dietert MD, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and esteemed member of the medical community, passed away on April 10, 2024, in Richland, Washington. He was born on October 12, 1936, in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, to his parents, Arthur E. Dietert and Marenne Scott Dietert.

Scott, known to many as a dedicated physician and a loving family man, leaves behind a legacy of compassion, knowledge, research and discovery. He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur E. Dietert, his mother, Marenne Scott Dietert, his wife, Judith Stalls Dietert, and his daughter, Krista Ann Dietert.

Scott is survived by his daughter, Pamela, and her husband Robert Donaldson, his grandson, Ryan Donaldson, and his sister, Nan Dietert, and her husband Lyndon Holcomb. He shared 61 years of marriage with his beloved wife, Judy, whom he joined in matrimony in Houston, Texas in 1961.

Throughout his life, Scott pursued academic excellence, obtaining his Bachelor of Arts from Rice University, his Medical Doctorate from Washington University in St. Louis, and his Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of Washington. He was honored with memberships in prestigious organizations such as Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha for his academic achievements.

Scott dedicated his career to the field of medicine, serving in various roles including as Research Director at Hanford Environmental Health Foundation and as a Professor of Pathology at the University of New Mexico. His commitment to his profession extended to his service in the United States Reserve Corps, as a surgeon in the Baltimore, Maryland VA Medical Center.  He was a man of integrity and honesty in all his dealings, both professional and personal.

Beyond his professional achievements, Scott had a deep love for books, nature and photography. He enjoyed birdwatching, hiking in the Sandia Mountains, and biking along the Columbia River in Richland. In his retirement, he took up swimming, painting landscapes, and cherished teaching his grandson, Ryan, about microscopes, science and exploration.

Scott was a member of several esteemed medical organizations, including the American Society of Clinical Pathologists and the College of American Pathologists. He was a dedicated fan of the Seahawks Football and Mariners Baseball teams and was known for his passion for book collecting.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rice University or the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Scott E. Dietert MD. The family extends a special thanks to Tri-Cities Chaplaincy and Guardian Angel Timber House Caregivers for their support during this challenging time.

Dr. Scott E. Dietert MD will be deeply missed by all who knew him, but his kindness, wisdom, and love will forever live on in the hearts of his family, friends, and colleagues. May he rest in peace.

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  • We enjoyed having your parents as our neighbors. We will miss both of them greatly. We’re sorry for your loss.
    Burt and Joann Johnson

    Burt & Joann Johnson
    April 30, 2024
  • I had the privilege of being Scott and Judy’s mail carrier from 2014 until late 2022 when I retired. They were always so nice to me and I enjoyed chatting with them when they were out on their daily walks. My thoughts are with Pam and her family .🙏

    Steve Bardsley
    April 24, 2024
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