MANCHESTER - Tod W. Borleske, 56, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident.
Born in Oconomowoc, Wis., on Sept. 12, 1956, Tod was the son of Janet (Ziervogel) Borleske and Jerome Borleske.
He has been a resident of Manchester for the past 11 years, previously living in Colorado.
After graduating from Berthoud High School in Colorado, Tod served in the U.S. Army
as a sharp shooter. He was honorably discharged in 1977.
He was a driver for Concord Coach Lines for many years and was a member of the American Legion.He was an avid fan of the Denver Broncos and a fan and collector of graphic art novels, having many unique framed pieces. He had a love for reading, burning through several novels in a week. Tod loved the outdoors, climbing the many peaks of the Rocky Mountains in his beloved state of Colorado. He enjoyed canoeing, back road trips on his Harley along the Atlantic coast or through the mountains.
Members of his family include his wife, Shirley Dennis of Manchester; two sons, George E. Borleske and Jake W. Borleske of Loveland, Colo.; his sisters, Tracy Nelson and Terry Walters, and brother Tate Borleske, all of Colorado; his five stepchildren, Matt, Josh, Scott, Kate and Nic and grandson Sebastian, all of Illinois; and many other extended family members. Tod was a devoted husband, father and a friend to many.
Services: The U.S. Army Honor Guard will recognize Tod's service with the ceremonial flag presentation at his home at 145 Harrington Ave., Manchester, on Saturday, Sept. 7, at 11 a.m. A celebration of his life will immediately follow at PJ O'Sullivans, 300 S. Willow St., Manchester.
Memorial donations may be made to Disabled American Veterans.