Marie C. Borton

Marie C. Borton, 82, formerly of Harveys Lake, passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at The Meadows Nursing Center, Dallas.

She was born Jan. 27, 1931, in Wilkes-Barre, a daughter of the late Michael and Marie Yozviak.

Marie was a graduate of Hanover High School and Bloomsburg State Teachers College with a degree in elementary education. She began her teaching career in Lansdale and taught for many years in the Lake Lehman School District.

She was a member of the Harveys Lake Women's Club, a Girl Scout troop leader and president and treasurer of the Lake-Lehman Band Sponsors. She was an accomplished pianist, avid reader and excellent baker. She loved to spend her time with her husband and family at their dock at Harveys Lake, attending concerts, art class, traveling abroad and taking care of her family and home.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, William A. Borton, and brother, Donald Yozviak.

Surviving are her sister, Janice Borton, Dallas; brother, Michael Yozviak, Askam; daughters, Kathleen Detwiler and husband, Paul, Kingston; Eileen Gerhard and husband, Karl, Danielsville; and Marie Pelcin, Downingtown; grandchildren, David Rosnick, Menifee, Calif.; William and Katherine Pelcin, Downingtown; and Spencer Gerhard, Danielsville; stepgrandchildren, Justin Detwiler, Philadelphia; Sarah Mutchler and husband, Keith, Kingston; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Marie's family would like to sincerely thank the staff at The Meadows Nursing Center for their loving kindness, generosity of spirit, thoughtfulness and excellent care of our mother the past two years.

A memorial visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. Interment will be private at St. Mary's Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Marie's memory may be made to the . For information, or to send the family a message of condolence, visit

Published in Citizens' Voice on Mar. 28, 2013