Dec. 11, 2012
Mr. Walter A. (Whoopsie) Borum, 77, of Laurel Run Estates, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Dec. 11, 2012.
Born in Wilkes-Barre Township, he was a son of the late William and Jennie Lovendusky Borum. He attended Wilkes-Barre Township High School. Upon graduation, he served in the United States Marine Corps and was a veteran of the Korean War. He retired from General Motors of Linden, N.J., after 30 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion Post 815, Wilkes-Barre Township, a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Wilkes-Barre Republican Club.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, Walter Borum; brothers Michael, David, Bernard and Joseph Borum; sister Beatrice McCarter.
Surviving, in addition to his wife of 51 years, the former Diana Lange, are his daughters, Susan Evans and her husband, Joseph, of Wilkes-Barre Township; Sandra Sattof and her husband, David, of Mountain Top; Sherry Youkoski and her husband, James, of Wilkes-Barre Township; son, William Borum, and his wife, Jodi, of Wilkes-Barre Township; grandchildren, Joshua, Kayla, Amanda, Sam, Sarah, Stephen, Alex, Jonathan; brothers Daniel Borum and his wife, Mary; Richard Borum; sisters Josephine Kornacki, Anna Mae Coveleski and her husband, Ronald; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 9 a.m. from the Jendrzejewski Funeral Home, 21 N. Meade St., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Hope Parish, Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre. The Rev. John S. Terry, pastor, will be celebrant. Interment will be in Chapel Lawn Memorial Park, Dallas. Family and friends may call Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m.