Dieter H. Precourt

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Dieter H. Precourt, founding member of two Pattaya-area Rotary clubs, died of a heart attack during a visit home in Germany. He was 78.

Dieter was among the founders of both the Rotary clubs of Taksin Pattaya and Phoenix Pattaya. He also was a member of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs and of the deVine Wine Club at the Royal Cliff Beach Resort.

Dieter H. Precourt Nov. 15, 1936 - August 30, 2015Dieter H. Precourt Nov. 15, 1936 – August 30, 2015

Born Nov. 15, 1936 in Stuttgart, Precourt studied banking and business in Reutlingen and joined International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) in Germany where he worked until retirement in 1995.

A frequent traveler in Asia and Australia, Precourt became an avid art collector and a fan of concerts in Bangkok and throughout the region. He first settled in Bangkok where was one of the longest-serving members of the Royal Bangkok Sports Club.

It was during a trip to Pattaya that he met Wolf Engelke, who encouraged him to live in Pattaya.

He died in Germany Aug. 30 several weeks after returning there for a visit.

He will always be in his friend’s memory. R.I.P.