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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 www.cristmortuary.com.

Published in The Daily Camera on Dec. 1, 2013
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