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Richard Worthing

March 25, 1943 ~ July 1, 2020 (age 77)


Richard D Worthing

A Celebration of Life for Richard D Worthing (1943-2020) will be held on Saturday, October 16, 1:00 p.m. in Ludwig Recital Hall in The Glauser School of Music, Kent State University.  University covid protocols will be followed.

Dick was born in Castalia, Ohio.   He received degrees from Kent State University and Michigan State University.  He came to Kent State in 1971, teaching music theory, analysis and orchestration and serving as the Coordinator of Kent/Blossom Music Festival.  In 1979 he became the Assistant Dean of the College of Fine and Professional Arts, retiring as Dean Emeritus of that college.  He received The President’s Medal in 2004.  Dick served on the board of numerous groups and his music is published by Ludwig Music.  He was an accomplished pianist and created beautiful furniture as a hobby.

Donations in his memory can be made to The Richard D Worthing Scholarship at Kent/Blossom Music or The Xavier Atienza Dance Scholarship at Kent State.  Donations can be sent to the Kent State University Foundation, P.O. Box 5190, Kent, Ohio  44240.  Donations can also be made to  XaLights, an organization making night lights for children in need.  XaLights was established  in  memory of Dick’s grandson, Xavier.  Donations can be sent to XaLights, 1 Lake Park Court, # 986, Germantown, MD 20874.

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Celebration of Life
October 16, 2021

1:00 PM
Ludwig Recital Hall
1325 Theatre Dr.
Kent, OH 44243

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