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Hallworth, Dr. Richard J. "Rick", Ph.D, Age 66

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Date of Birth: 09/12/1950

Date of Death: 09/01/2017

Services: Memorial Service Sat (9-9-17) 11:00 AM at the John A. Gentleman Pacific Street Chapel, Omaha, Nebraska.

Visitation: Friday 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the John A. Gentleman Pacific Street Chapel, Omaha, Nebraska.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers donations to Leukemia Lymphoma Society.

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, teacher, and friend.  Born Macclesfield, Chester UK; lived in Melbourne, Victoria AUS; Houston, TX; Chicago, IL; San Antonio, TX; and finally Omaha, NE.  Survived by wife Opal of 36 years, son John and daughter-in-law Maureen, grandchildren Charlotte and Orion, mother Mavis, brother Nigel and his wife Leanne, niece Katie, cousin Steven and wife Andrea, sister-in-law and husband Ruth and Robert Stirling, and brother-in-law and wife Ronald and Beverly Buls.  Ph.D., hearing researcher, and professor of Biomedical Sciences at Creighton University.  Bluegrass mandolin aficionado and friend of the arts.

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  • Ruth Stirling

    Rick will be missed by his family, extended family, and friends. He was very adeboted grandfather to his two lovely grandchildren. Our hearts are saddened by his passing but we know that he is no longer suffering. Our prayers go out to his wonderful wife, Opal as well his son and his family
    Our family will keep his memory in our hearts.

  • Heather Jensen Smith

    Rick was a well-respected researcher throughout his lifelong career in science and research. There were many researchers, clinicians, medical residents, graduate, undergraduate and even high school students that launched and/or developed their scientific careers with Rick’s guidance and support. Rick saw everyone in the lab as colleagues, friends and, honestly, family. He loved to talk about research and science, but Rick also genuinely cared about the people he worked with.
    Rick had optimism and vision that was contagious. He came to Creighton with a vision for a state-of-the-art microscopy facility that would benefit the research community as a whole. He worked hard to build his vision for a multi-microscope, multi-user core facility that would support countless researchers, scientific endeavors and educate numerous students. Rick also taught wave after wave of medical students and loved to participate in community outreach events.
    Rick loved to talk about science to anybody and everybody who would listen. Rick simply liked to think about all kinds of things. He loved music, literature, food and drink (admittedly he never convinced me of the whole mold wine thing). Rick loved to talk about really anything that might be on your or his mind.
    Rick Hallworth was my mentor, my colleague, my friend. I will miss him terribly but remain eternally grateful for all that I have learned.

  • Yuri Lyubchenko

    I just found out that Rick passed away on Friday of last week. This was completely unexpected by me – almost a shot as we exchanged emails on his lecture course jus a couple of months ago. I have lost a good friend, colleague and a remarkable scientist.

  • Diane Cullen

    Rick was a stimulating and enthusiastic colleague. He expressed interest in a variety of scientific subjects, asking thought provoking and intriguing questions. Rick built an excellent seminar series for Biomedical Science, bringing in a wide spectrum of talented researchers and encouraging graduate student participation. Rick was always willing to help solve problems or share his expertise and resources. His dedication to science was inspiring and he will be missed greatly. It was also fun to watch him go wild on the mandolin with his band in our annual talent contest.
    God Bless!

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