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Richard Jerome Bordner

AGE: 87 • Newark

Richard Jerome Bordner, age 87, of Newark, DE passed away suddenly on Tuesday September 29, 2015 at home.

Born in Lancaster, PA on December 17, 1927, he was the son of the late Dr. Robert S. Bordner and Jeanette V. Bordner.

Jere attended Lancaster Public Schools and graduated from Manor Millersville High School in 1945. He then attended Franklin and Marshall College graduating with an AB in Economics in 1952. He worked for RCA in Lancaster, Martin-Marietta in Orlando, FL and Thiokol Chemical Corp., at various locations as well as subsequent companies, Martin-Thiokol and ATK in Elkton, MD where he retired as Manager of Human Resources in September 1991. An army veteran of WW II he served from 1946-1947.

In his retirement, he enjoyed his grandchildren and many activities and hobbies including automotive and motorcycle activities and all animals: horses, cats, dogs and wildlife.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary Ellen (Long) Bordner; his four children; Beth Brannigan, Kristine Carrig, Susan Whitaker and Michael Bordner; 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, his brother, Robert S. Jr., and Craig M. Bordner and his sister, Jeanne M. Dill.

Services will be held privately with his family. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Delaware S.P.C.A., 455 Stanton-Christiana Rd., Stanton, DE 19713.

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Published in The News Journal from Oct. 1 to Oct. 3, 2015
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