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John Dudderidge (YG 1955)
01 July 2014
We have recently heard of the death of John Dudderidge.
John, who was a pupil at the school in the late 1940s and 1950s, died aged 76. A birthright Quaker (his parents were John and Evelyn Dudderidge, originally of Hampstead Meeting and later of St Albans, Burford, and finally Cambridge Oast House), he later became an evangelical Christian in the Church of England. He lived for the last 40 years or so in Luton, working for Smith Kline French, before retiring at the age of about 50 due to ill health. John’s great passion was music – from Bach to modern jazz – and modern languages: he mastered a wide range of European languages, which he used to good effect in his work as a Scientific Information Officer, translating scientific papers and making research available to scientists at Smith Kline. He was also very involved with music at his church, as a performer and composer.... John never married or had children, but he was a much loved uncle, and mentor to the children of several friends. His funeral was at St Hugh’s Church in Luton on 3 February 2014."

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