David W. Wortham, 65, of Marlborough


Marlborough – David W. Wortham, 65, of Marlborough, died Monday, May 26, 2014 at UMass Medical Center in Worcester following an illness of several months.

Born in Jacksonville, Fla. and raised in the Bronx, N.Y., he was the son of the late George and Marion (Chambers) Wortham. His wife, Kathleen (McWilliams) Wortham, died in 2013.

He graduated from Westchester Community College with a degree in Chemical Engineering and later earned a graduate certificate from both UMass Lowell and WPI in Biotechnology. He began his career, one which he loved and continued to study in, at the Board of Health for the State of New York. After moving to Massachusetts, he worked at Brandeis University then to Thermo Electron, from which he retired in 1999.

He was a trivia fanatic, proficient at the game of Jeopardy, and was a longtime fan of the Grateful Dead.

He is survived by his children, Patrick Wortham of Marlborough and Erinne Wortham of Mansfield.

Visiting hours will be held Saturday, May 31, from 3-5 p.m., at the Slattery Funeral Home, 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough. Graveside services will be held Sunday, June 1, at 1 p.m., at Kensico Cemetery, 273 Lakeview Ave., Valhalla, NY.

Donations may be made to Buddy Dog, 151 Boston Post Rd., Sudbury, MA 01776.