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Richard Dennis ChambersDennie
December 21, 1947 –
July 30, 2022
Richard Dennis “Dennie” Chambers, 74, of Buckley Road, Cumberland, died on Saturday July 30, 2022 at UPMC Western Maryland, Cumberland.
Born December 21, 1947 in Frostburg, he was the son of the late William Paul Chambers and the late Margaret (Hersick) Chambers.
Dennie was a Catholic by faith.
He graduated valedictorian of his class at LaSalle High School in 1965.
He attended George Washington University and went on to earn an associate degree in science and American popular music from the University of Maine in 1982.
He then attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass., where he became interested in piano technology.
He opened a business, Piano Forte, in 1983 in Boston which he operated for 28 years, tuning pianos for all major venues in the Boston area.
He also taught music theory and piano technology at Berklee College of Music.
He was a man of many interests, including engineering, mathematics, physics, astronomy, cartography, exploration, music, philosophy, history, and masonry.
He was an author, poet, musician and philosopher.
After retirement, Dennie returned to western Maryland and enjoyed her three horses, gardening, music, and reading.
He has traveled to Hong Kong, Africa, South America and Antarctica.
He was predeceased by his brother, Edward “Eddie” Francis Chambers.
He is survived by his older sister, Bonita Chambers, of Florida, and his younger sister, Teresa Chambers-Riskin, of Maryland; and her three children, Cassiopeia Davidson, of Colorado, Serenity Chambers, of Hawaii, Xavier Chambers, of California; his grandson, Jaxon Chambers; and his nephews and niece, Christopher Eagan of Kentucky, Evangeline Davis of Maryland, Matthew Dendy of Florida, and Jonathan Dendy of Massachusetts.
Christian Burial Mass will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Midland on Monday August 8, 2022 at 11 a.m. with Father Ed Hendricks officiating.
Friends will be received one hour before the services.
Interment will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Midland.
Wilhelm-Eakin Funeral Home, PA, Midland, is handling the arrangements.
Published on August 5, 2022