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John Richard Wortham
April 25, 1957-July 5, 2018
Pleasanton, CA

John Richard Wortham, 61, of Pleasanton, California, passed away at his home on July 5, 2018, following a short battle with cancer.

Born on April 25, 1957, in Castro Valley, California, John attended Chabot College and Cal State East Bay, and served in the United States Marine Corps for three years.  He enjoyed reading, writing, singing in his church choir, playing guitar, Bible study, travel, and spending time with his family.  He worked for State Compensation Insurance Fund in Pleasanton for almost 15 years.

John is survived by his wife of 33 years, Gail Lynette; son, Ian Richard; step-mother, Dorothy Wortham; sister, Courtney Clements; brother, Edwin Wortham V (Cynthia); step-siblings Michael McGlynn, Jr. (Nafisa), Brian McGlynn, Kathleen McGlynn (Ann), Patricia Ketner (Darrell), and Jeanne Wurzel (Paul).

He was preceded in death by his father, Edwin Wortham IV; mother, Georgene Dawn Wise and step-sister, Ann McGlynn.

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Memorial service
A celebration of John’s life will be held on Sunday, August 26, 3 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 2020 Fifth Street, Livermore, CA.
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In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the choir of the First Presbyterian Church Livermore or Midwives for Haiti, 7130 Glen Forest Drive, Suite 101, Richmond, Virginia 23226; Website:

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