Richard Chodosh
1928 - 2013
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Richard B. Chodosh passed away peacefully in Boulder, Colorado at the age of 85. He was born April 3, 1928, to Abraham Morris Chodosh and Ann Tieger Chodosh in Carteret, New Jersey. He graduated from Rahway High School in Rahway, New Jersey and from Columbia University, New York City. Dick was a prolific musician and composer. He attended Juilliard School of Music at the age of 11. He wrote the music for a number of successful musicals, including The Streets of New York, 1963. Dick married Jean Sturtevant ( Virginia) in 1953. They had 4 children and they divorced in 1970. He married Martha Wilkinson in 1972. Dick moved to Boulder, Colorado after Marty's death in 2003. He was very active in the Boulder Community and a dear friend to many. Dick was preceded in death by his father and mother, his brother, Paul, his daughter, Laura Gail Chodosh and his wife, Martha Chodosh. He is survived by daughters Katherine (Donald) Bergmann of Medway, Massachusetts and Marilyn (Terry) Kruegel of Boulder County, Colorado, son Michael Chodosh of Westminster, Colorado, step son Larry (Marie) Wilkinson of Fair Haven, New Jersey, devoted companion Jean Sturtevant Bowen of Boulder, Colorado, 9 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and many beloved family members and friends. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Humane Society of Boulder Valley, 2323 55th St. Boulder, CO 80301. Condolences offered at

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Published in The Daily Camera on Dec. 1, 2013.
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December 3, 2013
I feel very lucky to have spent time with this kind, honest, and compassionate man. Dick made sure to acknowledge my presence every single time we were in the same room together. It always made me feel good to exchange a well-intentioned wave with him. Sometimes our waves were slow and royal, causing us both to smile.
I will miss him a great deal.
Rebecca Bradford
December 2, 2013
It was such a pleasure to be able to provide caregiving to Dick over the years. What an amazing man.
With Deepest Sympathy,
Dignity Care
Dignity Care
December 2, 2013

You yelled at Me like a Father. You comforted me like a Mother. You shared Your honest heartfelt wisdom with all. I will miss You and I will not because You are Now in my heart and mind and will be so long as Now.
What a legacy! What a family! What a gift to this antique world!

As always, Namaste and Love, Doug Thorburn (Boulder, CO)
Doug Thorburn
December 1, 2013
The Sufi's call the day you die your Urs- your wedding day- the day you get to go be with the Beloved. I trust that Dick is rejoicing in his reunion! What a good man.
So long, friend...RIP. And thanks for ALL your service work to our groups.
Steve Cyester
December 1, 2013
Dick, I am so glad I got to know you. You made an important difference in my life by the way you lived yours.
Nina Meyers
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