ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Michael A. Borro Jr., 80, of Pittsburgh, Pa., formerly of Port Allegany, Pa., and Freedom, passed away Monday (Aug. 5, 2013) in the Brodmoor Assisted Living of Bridgeville.
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Born Feb. 13, 1933, in Rochester, a son of the late Michael A. Sr. and Mary Dionise Borro, he was a retired schoolteacher and football coach with the Port Allegany School District and was also a reading specialist.
He was a former member of St. Gabriel Roman Catholic Church in Port Allegany and was a former member of St. Felix Roman Catholic Parish, Freedom. He was a 1951 graduate of Freedom Area High School, he attended the University of Kentucky, where he played football and also played football and received his bachelor of science degree and master's degree from Glanville State College in West Virginia. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of the Big 30 football committee and was a member of the PSERS. He enjoyed hunting and loved football, both playing and coaching.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan M. "Zindren" Borro, in 2007; three sisters, Lenora Bruno, Dorothy Spagnoli and Mary Rose Early; and one brother, John Borro.
He is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Mary Louise Borro of Conway and Janet M. and Robert Pacak of Pittsburgh; two sons and daughter-in-law, Michael A. and Thrisa Boro III of Roulette, Pa., and Anthony J. and Terri Borro of Coudersport, Pa.; six grandchildren, Gina Vincent and Francesca Pacak of Pittsburgh, Sara and Nicole Borro of Roulette, Trey and Ty Borro of Coudersport; two sisters, Louise Kronstain of Freedom and Lucy Kronstain of Conway; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the William Murphy Funeral Home Inc., 349 Adams St., Rochester. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Felix Roman Catholic Parish, Fredom. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Freedom. A Christian wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the William Murphy Funeral Home Inc., Rochester.
WM. Murphy Funeral Home, Inc
349 Adams St
Rochester, PA 15074
Published in The Bradford Era from Aug. 6 to Aug. 13, 2013