The Rishworth community extends its deepest sympathy to the loved ones of recently deceased Old Rishworthians.
If you would like to inform us of a death or send us an obituary, please contact Michelle Ringland
Geoffrey Moss died on 2nd October. Geoffrey was approaching 91 and passed away at his home in Richmond upon Thames. He was at Rishworth from 1941 through to 1949 and was a frequent participant and a cheerful character at the London Lunches in recent years. We'll drink to his memory when we meet again this coming April.
Geoffrey's funeral is to be held at Parkwood Crematorium in Elland on Thursday 4th November at 11:15
Roger was Head of Modern Languages for many years. A very accomplished and well respected teacher, by students and colleagues alike. He was Housemaster of Governors House, one of the two main boys boarding houses for many years. The School and the students that he taught and had pastoral responsibility for always came first. Whether running the Boarder`s Bar or organising boarders trips to places such as Alton Towers, Roger was the epitome of an organised, reliable and conscientious teacher who well reflected the Res Non Verba Rishworth approach. He was genuine and honourable man and a good friend who those that worked with him and those who had the benefit of his teaching have many fond memories of.
Rest in Peace Roger and thank you for all that you did and accomplished at Rishworth.
David Cockroft was President of the ORGS at the time of his passing and a very charming and humorous individual - he will be missed.
MICHAEL BROADBENT Link to obituary here
CHRISTOPHER & DAVID KERSHAW
David Kershaw, brother of David Kershaw, passed away on 7th April 2019 at the age of 86. Thoughts are with his family.
Christopher Kershaw died in March 2018. He was the brother of David Kershaw. Christopher was 88 and a service of celebration was held at Halifax Minster on Weds 28th March 2018. He will be sadly missed by all OR's who new him Christopher was a regular at the London Lunch and Founders Day. Rest in Peace.
Darrel Kaye has passed away peacefully on 18th November 2015, aged 87. My father wanted all his fellow ORs to know of his passing as Rishworth was a huge part of his life and he made lifelong friends there.
Susan Rich (Darrel's daughter)
BAKARE OLAYINWOLA YESUFU 1966 - 2013
JOHN CROSBY HOGG 1917- 2013
Passed away peacefully on 10th January in Stirling Community Hospital, formerly St Katharyn's, Bridge of Allan, aged 88 years. Much loved father of Peter and Louise, Grandpa to Emma, James, Rachael and Will and Father-in-law to Peter and Stella.
Duncan was at School from 1939 to 1943 and you’ll all know that he was a stalwart of the revived OR London Lunches making his way down from Scotland by train each year. People were only asking after him at the recent lunch as we have missed his presence in recent years.