Valley resident, Dr. B.A. Pihl, died Sunday |

Valley resident, Dr. B.A. Pihl, died Sunday

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO Colorado
Dr. B. A. Pihl

Dr. B. A. Pihl, a Vail Valley resident, died Sunday. He was 76.

Pihl was born in Helsinki, Finland, and grew up in southern Sweden. He spent most of his career as a plastic surgeon in Atlanta, Ga. He retired to the Vail Valley with Dianne Leeb, his wife of 31 years, in 2004. Together they enjoyed skiing in the winter and playing golf in the summer, family members said.

Pihl is survived by his wife; his two sons, Bo and Ian; and his brother, Owe.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be sent to Vail Veterans Program. (

There will be a celebration of Pihl’s life at the Arrowhead Alpine Club from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on July 6.

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