John J. Borowski, 91, of Honesdale, died at Wayne Memorial Hospital after a long illness. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean A. Amor, on March 28, 1993. The couple married in 1943.
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Born in Dunmore in 1922, son of the late Stanley Borowski and Victoria Chihowoska, he was a member in good standing and service of the greatest generation, which answered the call and served honorably in World War II. He was honorably discharged from the Army's 1st Calvary Division, as a private first class after serving from 1944 to 1946. He was inducted in 1944, and served in the Philippines and as a member of the Occupation Army in Japan. He was a holder of the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon (Philippines), the Army Occupation Medal, for service in Japan, the Liberation Ribbon, the World War II Victory Ribbon and the Good Conduct Medal.
He was a farmer as well as a lathe operator for most of his life, which was lived primarily in Wayne County, as well as Johnson City and Dunmore. He spent the last years of his life at Julia Ribaudo Care Center in Lake Ariel.
Mr. Borowski embraced life and all that it had to offer, with an immediacy that never included complaining. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. In his youth, he was known for being an enthusiastic and energetic dancer at Polish American festivals and celebrations.
Surviving are a brother; a sister; two daughters; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
Cremation services are under the care of Hessling Funeral Home Inc., 428 Main St., Honesdale. Condolences: www.hesslingfuneralhome.com.
Hessling Funeral Home
428 Main Street Honesdale, PA 18431
Published in Scranton Times on Feb. 18, 2014