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Dennis R. Witzel Passes Away

Wednesday, January 15, 2020   (0 Comments)
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Long-time RCI member Dennis R. Witzel passed away January 11, surrounded by family. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to one of the following organizations; Retail Confectioners International (RCI) towards the Dennis R. Witzel Chocolate Boot Camp Scholarship ( or College of the Canyons towards Dennis R. Witzel Scholarship, specifically for culinary education ( If donating to the College of the Canyons, designate your donation to Scholarships, and input “Witzel Scholarship,” in the donor comments section.

Dennis has been very involved in RCI over the years, serving on the education committee and as an instructor for RCI's Chocolate Boot Camp, as well as other confection-related courses. He received the 2012 Henry J. Bornhofft award and was inducted into the Candy Hall of Fame in 2013.