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Frank W. Borst

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Frank W. Borst

AGE: 86 • Newark

Frank William Borst, age 86, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Season's Hospice in Christiana Hospital.

Frank graduated from East Pembroke High School in Corfu, New York. After 25 years of loyal service, he retired from the United States Air Force as a Master Sergeant. During his retirement, Frank worked as a personal assistant to Colonel Louisa Morris for over 35 years.

As a young man Frank was actively involved with and received numerous awards from the Boy Scouts of America. Mr. Borst was a Past Exalted Ruler of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. He was a member of the American Legion Stahl Post 30. In his free time, Frank loved to cruise, camp, and spend time in his workshop. He was a loyal fan of the University of Delaware football team, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Phillies. Above all else, he loved spending time with his family.

Frank is survived by loving wife Elizabeth (Pitman) Borst, with whom he shared 66 years of marriage, his two sons Frank William, Jr (Sandy). and Steven Douglas (Linda), and his daughter Marjorie Gooden (Noble). He is also survived by five grandchildren, Brian Borst, Craig Gooden, Melissa Gooden, Chris Gooden, and Steven Borst, II, and thirteen great-grandchildren. Frank will also be missed by his sisters, Dorothy Letson and Shirley Davis, and his brother Thomas Borst, as well as many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the nurses at Churchman's Village and Christiana Hospital, as well as the devoted nurses and staff of Season's Hospice for their loving, compassionate care of Frank and their support of his family.

A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 12 noon at Beeson Funeral Home, 2053 Pulaski Highway, Newark, DE 19702. Friends and family may call from 10 am to 12 noon for the Visitation at the funeral home. The Committal Service will take place at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Rd, Bear, DE 19701 at 2 pm.

Memorial contributions may be made to Newark Elks Lodge 2281, 42 Elks Trail, New Castle, DE 19720.

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Published in The News Journal from Mar. 25 to Mar. 27, 2017
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