Carl Dietrich Schaaf

Carl Dietrich Schaaf

Carl Dietrich Schaaf passed away at home on the afternoon of August 24th, lovingly surrounded by his wife and children. His spirit took off on the bright green flash of leaves blowing in a warm wind. A wonderful husband, father, brother, uncle and friend to many, he will always be greatly missed.

Dietrich’s career as a wildlife biologist led to worldwide research expeditions while curating collections at both the Philadelphia Zoo and Zoo Atlanta. We will see him often in the beauty of the natural world, a delicious meal and the bond we share as a family.

A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Maria Goretti Church, 5313 Flad Ave, Madison at 4:00 PM on Friday, August 31,2012. Visitation will be on Friday from 3:00 PM until the time of the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dietrich’s name may be made to the Prostate Cancer Foundation or National Park Foundation.