Marie C. Borton

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Marie C. Borton, 82, formerly of Harveys Lake, passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at the Meadows Nursing Center, Dallas.

She was born on Jan. 27, 1931 in Wilkes Barre, a daughter of the late Michael and Marie Yozviak. Marie was a graduate of Hanover High School and Bloomsburg State Teachers College with a degree in elementary education. She began her teaching career in Lansdale and taught for many years in the Lake-Lehman School District.

She was a member of the Harveys Lake Women's Club, a Girl Scout troop leader and president and treasurer of the Lake-Lehman Band Sponsors. She was an accomplished pianist, an avid reader and an excellent baker. She loved to spend her time with her husband and family at their dock at Harveys Lake, attending concerts, art class, traveling abroad and taking care of her family and home.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, William A. Borton, and her brother, Donald Yozviak.

Surviving is her sister, Janice Borton, Dallas; brother, Michael Yozviak, Askam; daughters, Kathleen Detwiler and husband Paul, Kingston; Eileen Gerhard and husband Karl, Danielsville, and Marie Pelcin, Downingtown; grandchildren, David Rosnick, Menifee, Calif.; William and Katherine Pelcin, Downingtown, and Spencer Gerhard, Danielsville; step-grandchildren, Justin Detwiler, Philadelphia, and Sarah Mutchler and husband Keith, Kingston; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Marie's family would like to sincerely thank the staff at the Meadows Nursing Center for their loving kindness, generosity of spirit, thoughtfulness and excellent care of Marie for the past two years.

A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. at Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. Interment will be private at St. Mary's Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Marie's memory can be made to the .

For information or to send the family an online message of condolence, visit the funeral home's website at
Published in Times Leader on Mar. 28, 2013
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