Matthew Borkowski(1991 - 2013)

Matthew Borkowski


From June 15th, 1991 until February 21st 2013, Matthew Richard Borkowski filled this world with a gentle kindness that enriched everyone blessed to be bathed in his presence. His creative passion for art, music and drama enriched an energetic spirit, and joy sparkled in his eyes and love flowed from his heart.

Matt was born in Dania, Florida, until relocating to Simpsonville, S.C. in 1995. He excelled in all levels of scouting, eventually attaining the rank of Eagle Scout with The Boy Scouts of America. He attended Woodmont High School, where he nurtured a flair for the dramatic arts, being a member of the dramatic group The Woodmont Players. The sweetest soul one could encounter, he had a passionate love for family and friends, and warmed all in his laughter and love.

His spirit resides forever in the hearts of his mother and father, Kay and Larry Borkowski, and in the hearts of his beloved brothers and sisters: Ashlee, Grace, Luke, Noah and Peter, and in the loving heart of his girlfriend Adelia Manley. Matt loved to joke and dance and hug and love. His friends remember him most for his laughter, and that laughter will remain forever in our hearts. Rest in peace Matthew Richard Borkowski.

Services will be held at Christ Community Church, 700 Harrison Bridge Road, Simpsonville, SC, at 3 p.m. on Sunday February 24th.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Council, Matt Borkowski FOS fund. Matt had a heart of generosity and this will help boys in many ways. Checks can be made to the Matt Borkowski Fund at any Bank of Travelers Rest.

Published in The Greenville News on Feb. 23, 2013