In Honor of J. Dietrich Stroeh for His Dedicated Service
The Board of Directors of the Novato Theater has announced the creation of a memorial fund to honor J. Dietrich Stroeh who passed away on May 31 at the age of 80. Diet served as President of the Board of the Novato Theater for several years and was the organization’s leading champion. Of all the many civic institutions he helped support over many years, the restoration of the Novato Theater was closest to his heart. He shared stories dating back to his time as a youngster watching films in the Novato Theater in the 1940’s and was fully committed to the renovation of the Theater, donating time, money and his engineering expertise.
Board President Steve Rempe stated: “We may have lost our anchor but our Board is now more serious than ever in our effort to complete this project and to open the Theater that Diet loved so much. In honor of Diet we are asking supporters to make a donation in his name to the Novato Theater. Let’s turn on the lights for Diet!”
Diet’s sense of humor, positive attitude, passion for the arts and commitment to civic affairs in Novato will be deeply missed.
A celebration of his life will take place on June 27 from 4-7pm at Pioneer Park in Novato. Memorial Donations can be made online at NovatoTheater.net and in the “order notes” section add Diet Stroeh or may be mailed to Novato Theater, 936B Seventh St #132, Novato, CA 94945.