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Phyllis S. Borkow

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Mrs. Phyllis (Solomon) Borkow of Chestnut Hill, died peacefully at home on Friday, March 23. For 67 years she was the beloved husband of the late Edward S. Borkow. Mrs. Borkow was the founder of Garden Therapy at the Hebrew SeniorLife Center and a member of Putterham Garden Club of Brookline. She was a tutor of ESL children at Brookline High School and was a well read and educated person. She is survived by two sons George Borkow and his wife Marilyn Volpe of California and Robert Borkow and his wife Lisa Huttner of Natick and two grandsons Matthew Borkow and his wife Leslie and Jacob Borkow. She is also survived by her daughter-in-law Joan Borkow of Martha's Vineyard. She was the sister of the late Frances Perlman and Irene Benson. Graveside services at Sharon Memorial Park, Sharon on Sunday, March 25 at 1;45pm. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Perkins School for the Blind, 175 N. Beacon Street, Watertown, MA 02472. www.perkins.org.

Published in The Brookline Tab from Mar. 26 to Apr. 2, 2012
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