John Borge

Obituary
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Anchorage resident John Charles Borge, 77, died peacefully Feb. 24, 2008, at Alaska Regional Hospital encircled by family members.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Faith Christian Community, 4240 Wisconsin St. A private family graveside service will be Saturday at the Palmer Pioneer Cemetery.
John was born March 17, 1930, in Tiverton, Devon, England. After completing grammar school, John joined the Royal Navy, retiring as a chief petty officer. In 1960, he and his family settled in Edinburgh, Scotland, where he worked in the computer industry.
In 1981, John immigrated to the U.S. and became a citizen in 1986, giving him dual citizenship. He worked for Alascom's computer department, traveling to the Bush and throughout the state. Later, John worked for the Anchorage School District's data processing department, retiring in 1996.
John had a special enthusiasm for doing new things, treating each new experience like a gift. In his retirement, John continued to live a healthy and active lifestyle, filled with world travel, as well as his interests in computers, music, genealogy and, above all, family.
His family said: "John was a gentleman who was truly a gentle man. He had a cheerful and charming manner, and he was loved and loving."
John is survived by his wife, Barbara Brown; daughter and son-in-law, Kay Borge and Ilan Ben Ezra (grandchildren Fiona and Julia) of Montreal; daughter, Carol Borge; son, Ian Borge; and son and daughter-in-law, Peter and Christina Borge (grandchildren Kyle, Dylan and Tyler John), all of Anchorage; loving stepchildren, Kerry Brown of Jerusalem, John Brown and Debbie Haynes (grandchildren Jamie, Ayla, and Leisl) of Wasilla, and Shannon Brown Cochran (grandchildren, Shane and Haley) of Anchorage. He will be sorely missed by his siblings: Jean Wise, Doreen Anderson, Norman Cundy-Borge, and Jim Cundy-Borge, and other family members here and abroad.
In John's memory, donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (www.leukemia-lymphoma.org/hm_lls) 1311 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, NY 10605.
Valley Funeral Homes and Crematory assisted the Family.

Published in Anchorage Daily News on Feb. 27, 2008