TAMARAC, FL Samuel Borger, 89, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2013. Born in Pottstown, the son of Bessie and Ben Borger, he was the cherished husband of Adele (Levine) for 66 years; adored father of Hara (Michael) Bruce, and Karen; and revered grandfather of Benjamin (Brooke) and Ashley Cohen. After graduating from Pottstown High School, Mr. Borger served as a combat engineer in the 244th Engineering Combat Battalion in WWII. He and his father purchased the former York Pipe and Steel in York. Later joined by brother, Herbert, they founded Borger Steel Co., a steel warehouse servicing the Middle Atlantic states until sold in 1986. Mr. Borger's legacy includes a lifetime of magnanimous contributions of time and philanthropy. During his nearly 40 years in York, he was president of Ohev Sholom Synagogue and the Jewish Community Center, Director of the United Jewish Appeal, on the Board of Directors of the York Chamber of Commerce, the American Red Cross, and United Way, and a member of the President's Club at York College. After relocating to Harrisburg, and then permanently to Ft. Lauderdale, he continued his charitable involvement, including dedicating the Adele and Sam Borger Senior Residence at the Daniel Cantor Senior Center. His most gratifying work was with JAFCO, Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options in Sunrise, Fla., a village for abused and neglected children in South Florida where his most notable contribution will be The Sam and Adele Borger Campus of the New JAFCO Respite and Residential Children's Center for Children with Developmental Disabilities, which will open later this year. Contributions in his memory may be made to JAFCO, Developmental Disabilities Respite Center, 4200 N. University Drive, Sunrise, FL 33351; or VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, 5420 NW 33rd Ave., Suite 100, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309.
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Apr. 8, 2013