Celebration of Life for Richard Worthing
A Celebration of Life for Richard D. Worthing (1943-2020) will be held on Saturday, October 16, at 1 p.m. in Ludwig Recital Hall in The Glauser School of Music on the Kent Campus. University COVID protocols will be followed.
Richard was born in Castalia, Ohio, and 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. Richard received The President’s Medal in 2004, and served on the board of numerous organizations. An accomplished pianist, his music is published by Ludwig Music. Richard 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. Contributions can be sent to the Kent State University Foundation, P.O. Box 5190, Kent, Ohio, 44240. Donations can also be made to XaLights at 1 Lake Park Court, # 986, Germantown, MD, 20874. Established in memory of Dick’s grandson, Xavier, XaLights is an organization making night lights for children in need.