Erik Richard Dietzel, 36, analyst and baseball fan

January 10, 2004

Erik Richard Dietzel, a cost analyst for an engineering and systems support company, was killed Sunday in an automobile accident in Alexandria, Va. The former Ellicott City resident was 36.

Mr. Dietzel was born in Silver Spring and raised in Ellicott City. He graduated from Glenelg High School in 1985.

He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1989 and a master's degree in finance from Loyola College in 1997.

He worked at Commercial Credit Co. in Baltimore before joining Mevatec Corp., a division of BAE Systems, in Alexandria.

Mr. Dietzel, who also lived in Alexandria, enjoyed playing the guitar. He had wide-ranging musical tastes that included rock, progressive, jazz and classical music.

He was also an avid student of baseball history and had assembled a large library devoted to the subject.

"He loved analyzing baseball statistics, players and games," said his father, James H. Dietzel of Weston, Conn.

Plans for a memorial service were incomplete yesterday.

In addition to his father, Mr. Dietzel is survived by his mother, Carol L. Dietzel, also of Weston; his maternal grandmother, Jean A. Chandler of Ridge; and seven cousins.

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