Obituary

Jonathan Peters Borgerding

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TROY — Jonathan Peters Borgerding was born in New Albany, Indiana, on Feb. 2, 1929, and took his final breath on Nov. 3, 2018, in Troy, Ohio.

Jonathan lived a humble life, a life full of service for others. Jonathan, known as "Jack," began working on a farm, where he was raised running a team of horses. He was a 1st Class Petty Officer Weather Forecaster for the Navy, spending time in Naples, Italy.

Jack met his lovely bride, Margaret Jane Ginley who went by "Peggy," at a USO sance. After six weeks, they were engaged, they then married within six months and have danced through life together for over 64 years. They first lived in Texas while Jack went to school. Jack called square dances while in college.

He gained his love of trains from working with the railroad as a fireman and engineer; he prided himself in his collection of HO scale model trains.

He then started with the airlines in Washington, D.C., and eventually settled in Troy, Ohio, while he worked with Trans World Airlines, whom he retired with.

Jack along with his wife raised his family of seven children while taking in children who were in foster care. He always worked hard providing for his family, working a full day with the airline and then performing others jobs from deputy sheriff to school bus driver.

Jack became an ordained deacon in the Catholic church, beginning his tenure at Saint Patrick's Church in Troy, Ohio. He and Peggy moved to Nashville, Tennessee, as he continued with TWA while serving as a chaplain for the Nashville Airport and as a deacon at the Church of the Holy Rosary in Nashville. He then continued his ministry as deacon at Saint Denis Church in Versailles, Ohio. Jack gave riveting sermons that came from his heart and when he sang, his voice was magnificent! His love of God and his love for his family were without parallel. Jack spent his final days surrounded by his family in worship and song!

Jonathan Peters Borgerding is preceded in death by his son, Robert Edward Borgerding.

Jonathan is survived by his wife of 64 years, Margaret Jane Borgerding. He is survived by his children, his son Dennis Borgerding, daughter-in-law Olivia, grandchildren Chloe and great-grandchildren Nora, Thomas and Hannah; his son Kenneth Borgerding and daughter-in-law Maria, grandchildren Kelsey and Austin; his son Patrick Borgerding and daughter-in-law Lisa and granddaughter Alisha, great-grandchildren Blaine and Althea, granddaughter Stephanie and great-grandchildren Kalynn, Sophia and Raeley; his daughter Janice Berger and son-in-law Keith, his grandson Joshua, his great-grandchildren Alexis and Madison, his granddaughters Danielle and Bridget and great-grandchild Eloise; his daughter Michelle Ullom and son-in-law Warren and grandchildren Warren, Sara and Mary; his son Richard Borgerding and daughter-in-law Therese and grandchildren Jonathan, Anton and Amelia and great-grandchildren Jocelyn and Jolene.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 409 E. Main St., Troy, with the Rev. Fr. Jim Duell celebrant and the Rev. Fr. David Vincent concelebrant. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles with full military honors conducted by the Versailles Veteran's Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. and Thursday morning from 9-10 a.m. at Baird Funeral Home in Troy.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the .

Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com.


Published in Piqua Daily Call from Nov. 6 to Nov. 7, 2018
Arrangements under the direction of:
Bailey Zechar Funeral Home
653 Hickey Ave | Versailles, OH 45380 | (937) 526-4440
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