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Thomas William Borton

Beloved son, brother, uncle, and friend, 55, of Los Angeles, CA, formerly of Indianapolis, IN passed away unexpectedly at his home on July 26, 2011. He was born on January 2, 1956 in Norristown, PA to Robert G. and Phyllis M. (Phelps) Borton. Tom graduated from North Central High School in Indianapolis in 1974 and attended Indiana University Bloomington (IN) School of Music. He was a giving, fun-loving individual with a huge heart, as well as a creatively brilliant producer, performer and composer of music. Tom was founder and CEO of Los Angeles Post Music, Inc, a production music library that provides music for a list of clients including television shows such as LOST, The Mentalist, Sex and the City, the Sopranos, King of the Hill, Friends and advertising clients such as Canon, Verizon, NBC, CBS, Warner Brothers, Banana Republic, Columbia Pictures, Fox Sports, ABC, Toyota, GMC and Baskin Robbins.

Tom was a gifted photographer, a wine connoisseur, and enjoyed entertaining, cooking for family and friends, as well as hiking in Nashville, IN where he owned a home for three years. Tom is survived by his parents, sisters; Rebecca Ann "Becky" (William) Erdel of Indianapolis, IN and Janis Elaine Borton of Denver CO. His two nephews; Brad (Rachel) and Blake (Kate) Erdel and his great nieces, Chloe and Audrey Erdel. Funeral services will be Sunday August 7th at 4:00 pm in Leppert Mortuary, Nora Chapel , 740 E. 86th St. Indianapolis, IN 46240. Immediately following, a celebration of Tom's life will be held at the Indianapolis Jazz Kitchen, 5377 N. College Ave, with a tribute performed by his fellow musicians. There will be no visitation or receiving line prior to the service. You are invited to visit the website where you may share a personal memory of Tom, sign the guest book or in lieu of flowers make a memorial gift to the Indianapolis Jazz Foundation, Tom Borton Scholarship Fund.

Published in the The Indianapolis Star from Aug. 4 to Aug. 5, 2011
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