In Memory

Richard K Wortley - Class Of 1948

Richard Wortley (September 24, 1929 - October 12, 2004), beloved husband of Dianne for 51 years; loving father of Lorelei, Richard, and James. Grandfather of Alexander and Kathy. Daughter Leslie preceded him in death. Son of Chester and Margaret Wortley.

Dick was a child model and actor from age nine through college. In 1953 he graduated from the University of Southern California, where he was president of Gamma Tau Chapter of Beta Theta Pi. He served in Korea and Vietnam as an intelligence officer attached to tactical air control. In 1956 he was honorably discharged with the rank of Lieutenant. After working for Lockheed Aircraft Corporation in Burbank, he moved to Lockheed Electronics Company in Plainfield, New Jersey and became director of contracts and administration before he retired in 1988. His hobbies included English history, reading good literature, playing bridge and gardening. Dick will be greatly missed by his family and friends.