BOROVY, Emilie Scevola Vitale
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On August 7th, 2013, Emilie passed away peacefully in her 99th year at Bethesda Memorial Hospital in Boynton Beach, Florida. Born in Philadelphia, PA on September 12, 1914, Emilie moved to Delray Beach, FL, in 1948, with her first husband Patsey. During WWII she worked in a war production plant. Many of her brothers, of whom she was so proud, served with honor in the Pacific and European theaters, one being awarded the Purple Heart for the ultimate sacrifice in Belgium in 1944. During her lifetime, Emilie was involved with many community activities which benefited from her dedication and efforts to make them successful. She was an avid reader, bowler and tennis player, being very active in her later years, enjoying long walks near her home, as well as traveling in the United States and overseas. In 1958 she lost her husband Patsey and, as a devoted single mother, carried on to rear her three children, eventually marrying Robert Borovy in 1980, a veteran of the WWII Anzio, Italy invasion. A sister in a family of eleven children, she is survived by her brother William Scevola of Port Charlotte, FL; sons Michael Vitale of Washington, NC, Alan Vitale and wife Laurie, of Houston, TX, and her beloved daughter and caregiver, Patricia of Boynton Beach, FL; three grandchildren, Kelly Shearer, and husband Robert, of Houston, TX; Kimberly Dydalewicz, and husband Kevin, of Dallas, TX and Richard Vitale, and wife Magdalene, of Dallas, TX; great grandchildren, Shelby, Jackson and Justin Shearer of Houston, TX, Kaden and Knox Dydalewicz, and Isabella and Nicolas Vitale of Dallas, TX. Her wish was to have a quiet and private remembrance with her family at her final resting place. Like many of her generation, Emilie lived a good and long life through two World Wars, the Spanish flu pandemic that so affected her home of Philadelphia, PA and the Great Depression. She knew what it meant to sacrifice for her family and this country. It is hoped she will be remembered kindly by all who knew and loved her.
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Published in The Palm Beach Post from Aug. 25 to Aug. 26, 2013