David M. Worden, 60, of Easton, died at home July 7, 2013, after a courageous battle with brain cancer, with his loving wife Julie, two adoring daughters, Katherine and Hannah and his parents at his side. Born in Ames, Iowa, he was raised in Schenectady, N.Y., Pasadena, Calif., and Fargo, N.D. He was the devoted son of David G. and Elizabeth A. (Hegge) Worden of Albany, N.Y.; and the loving brother of Christine Worden of Princeton. He worked as an environmental consultant for many years on Cape Cod before joining the Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation as a Senior Scientist, assessing and protecting reservoir water quality. In his career as a limnologist, he presented at multiple conferences and published a variety of papers on pond management and water quality, including a historical review of nutrient and plankton dynamics of the Wachusett Reservoir. Dave was an avid reader, nature lover, fisherman, canoeist, hiker, scuba diver, poet, historian, botanist, gardener and classical music enthusiast. He enjoyed coaching Easton Recreational Basketball and volunteering in his daughters science classes in the Easton Public Schools. In his many achievements, his family was his greatest source of pride and joy. A memorial visitation was held Thursday, July 11, 2013, from 4-8 p.m. in Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 605 Washington St. (Rte. 138), Easton. A celebration of Davids life was held Friday, July 12, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Borderland State Park (public parking at Visitor Center, 259 Massapoag Ave., Easton). Donations in Davids memory may be sent to Appalachian Mountain Club, 5 Joy St., Boston, MA 02108. For directions or condolences, www.kanefuneralhome.com.
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Published in Easton Journal from July 10 to July 17, 2013