Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Remembering Richard "Dick" Borchardt

Mr. Borchardt was my private clarinet teacher from elementary school to college. For many years he was the most in-demand clarinet instructor in Lexington. He was a talented instructor that produced many fine players and teachers. I looked forward to going to my lesson every week. We have lost a fine person and he will be greatly missed.

From the Lexington Herald Leader:

Richard Borchardt, 78, passed away on Sep 3, 2007 at his residence. He is the son of the late George and Lillian McCulloch Borchardt and is preceded in death by a son, Carl Richard Borchardt. He served in the 6th Armoured Div. Band of the US Army from 1953-1955 receiving the Good Conduct Medal. He was a member of KMEA, Phi Beta Mu, Phi Mu Alpha, ASBDA, and Arlington Christian Church. He retired from Fayette Co. Schools in 1984 and served as Band Director for Henry Clay High School from 1955-1973. He received a Masters Degree from UK in 1953 and several awards including The Outstanding Music Educator Award of KY. from Phi Beta Mu and The Outstanding Band Director from Fayette Co. Schools in 1983. He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara (nee-Akers) Borchardt and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial gathering will be held on Thu Sep 6, 2007 at the W.R. Milward Mortuary-Broadway. from 5-7pm A memorial service will be held at 7pm on Thu with the Reverend Kris Bentley officiating. Memorials in lieu of flowers are suggested to the Morton Middle School Band Scholarship Fund, 1225 Tates Creek Rd. or Arlington Christian Church, 1206 N. Limestone, Lexington, KY 40505.


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