Residence: th Ave Flat #3
Deceased: July 13, 2018
Alumni survivors: Mr. Kenneth C. Cornelius ’66 P96 P97 (Sibling)
In life, we all meet others whose acceptance of us and joy of life is memorable and so valuable. I did not share many long moments with Dick Cornelius, but now, fifty years later, I treasure the times we did spend together. He was so open and friendly, and interesting. I am saddened to hear of his passing, and proud to have come within his circle of friendship.
Richard Breitman ’69
Richard Cornelius passed away on July 13, 2018 at the age of 70 in Tauranga, New Zealand, surrounded by loving family. Richard will be remembered by his partner, Kaye Lister, by his children, Tamarine (David), Kimbrin (Casey), and Quinn (Margaret), and by his five grandchildren Stella, Walter, Emily, Theodore, and Benjamin.
Richard spent much of his career sharing his love of Chemistry with others, and was the chair of Lebanon Valley College Chemistry department.
Richard had passions outside Chemistry, too. He enjoyed writing poetry, playing with words, and had a nearly unquenchable thirst for good donuts (which, unfortunately, were a rare find in New Zealand). He loved to learn about the world; dictionaries, maps, and resource books were always close by his side. His silliness was contagious and brought laughter into many people’s lives. Richard will be fondly remembered by family and friends as a loving father and partner, as an excellent teacher, and as someone who marched to the beat of his own drum and encouraged others to find their drum too.
If you wish to celebrate Richard’s life, please consider donating to the Parkinson’s Foundation (parkinsons.org)
submitted by Dave Barstow ’69