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William S. Borowka
July 29, 1943 ~ November 10, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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William Stanley Borowka was born to Nellie and Julian Borowka on July 29th, 1943 in Newark, Delaware. He was the second oldest of four children. William “Bill” grew up in Wilmington, Delaware and graduated from Wilmington High School where he met the love of his life, Mary Jane Howell. William and Mary were married on November 3rd, 1962 and began their life together. They raised two beautiful daughters, Linda and Melissa.
William fell asleep in death on November 10th, 2023 at the age of eighty years old. William is survived by his loving wife, Mary; his two daughters and two sons-in-law, Linda (Borowka) & Ernie Wilson Jr., Melissa (Borowka) & Bryon Aiello; his eight grandchildren, Ernest Wilson III and his wife Chantel Wilson, Jesse Wilson, Rebecca (Wilson) Maciag and her husband Nicholas Maciag, Tyler Aiello and his wife Luizy Aiello, Tristan Aiello and his fiancée, Peyton Ortiz, Tanner Aiello, Teagan Aiello, and Terencio Aiello; his four great-grandchildren, Ernest Wilson IV, Camryn Maciag, Blakely Maciag, and Loriena Ortiz. William is also survived by his older sister, Francis (Borowka) Radulski, as well as many nieces and nephews.
In the early years, Bill enjoyed spending time with his father competing in bowling leagues, playing the accordion and harmonica, which he learned from his father. He enjoyed music, singing, and dancing. He also enjoyed games and playing cards, which he learned from sitting on his grandfather's knee at a very early age. He would say he learned how to play cards before he could even walk.
Bill was a loving husband and father. He cherished the time he spent with his family. He loved taking his family to the beach and really enjoyed swimming in the ocean. He then was able to share the same family trips with his grandchildren which made him very happy. Bill and Mary enjoyed several adventures together over the years. They made very special memories with each other and the entire family.
Bill was a dedicated employee for over 30 years at NVF where he worked as a foreman. He knew everything about that factory and the machinery. Even after he retired, he worked as a consultant for the factory because of his years of experience and knowledge.
On April 23rd, 1994 he was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. He was grateful to his God for the life, family and friends he had. Bill spent many hours and days volunteering in his ministry teaching others about his kind and loving God, Jehovah. Bill had his “Over the Hill Gang” as they called themselves, which was Bill, Joe Carter, Ed Jackson and John Plaster. They supported each other and enjoyed many good laughs and fun times.
Bill was a son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and loyal friend. He lived a beautiful life and he will continue to be in Jehovah’s memory. One of his favorite scriptures:
"With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: 'Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.'" -Revelation 21: 3,4
Our family would like to express sincere appreciation for the kindness and love that was shown to us. We are so grateful for all of the prayers, flowers, cards, visits with needed hugs, text messages and delicious food that was prepared for our family.