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Dr. Arthur T. Dietz

October 30, 1923 — October 15, 2008

Dr. Arthur T. Dietz was born October 30, 1923 in Westchester Co., NY and passed away October 15, 2008. He interrupted his college studies at Wesleyan University in Connecticut to join the army. He fought in France, Belgium and Luxemburg. A few notable events in his army service were his participation in the capturing of the Bridge at Remagen and the opening and freeing of the Weberlin Concentration Camp. After WWII he returned to finish college and to earn his Masters Degree and PhD at Princeton University. He taught at Princeton and Wesleyan Universities and at Amherst College. In 1954 he came to Atlanta to start and direct the MBA program at Emory University. At age 35 he was the youngest full professor ever at Emory. He taught at Emory for 30 years. Because of his love for Emory, he set up a scholarship fund, which to date has helped over 800 students. He was the Mills Bee Lane Professor of Finance and Banking and, along with many other honors, was presented with the Emory Williams Distinguished Teaching Award, the honor of which he was most proud. After leaving Emory, he started and ran, along with his partner, Robert R. Wyand, an investment advisory firm Strategic Portfolio Management. During all these years he was very active in the community. He founded the Atlanta Society of Financial Analysts. Over many years he was a consultant with many major firms and government entities and was an expert witness in civil cases involving death and devastating injuries. He retired at the age of 80. He enjoyed bridge but, other than teaching his real love was tennis. In tennis he was highly ranked in both the State of Georgia and the Southeastern United States. He was predeceased by his parents, two former wives and one grandchild. He is survived by his wife, Margie Lee Dietz and by three daughters, Adele Dietz, Laura Burke, and Amelia Dietz as well as by three stepchildren, Bob Worley, John Baghose, and Rhonda Ballard. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday, October 20th at 3:00 P.M. at Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Donald Miller officiating. Interment will follow at Floral Hills Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Sunday at A. S. Turner & Sons.
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