Robert T. Bordenave
1926 - 2021
Robert T. Bordenave

Born: April 17, 1926; Los Angeles

Died: February 11, 2021; Huntley

Robert T. Bordenave, 94, of Huntley, passed away Thursday morning, February 11, 2021, in Huntley surrounded by his family.

He was born April 17, 1926, in Los Angeles, CA the son of Joseph and Helen (Horan) Bordenave. On Aug. 30, 1947, he married Mildred Ters, who he was married to for 56 years until her time of death in 2003. Robert was a science teacher for 23 years at Deerfield High School retiring in 1989. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Huntley. Robert was affectionately known as the Old Goat. He was an avid adventurer, backpacker, and canoer. He was a great inspiration to everyone and a great mentor. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his children, Michele (Mark) Cummings, Barry (the late Mary Jo), Joseph (Kathleen), Danielle (Michael) Montemayor; grandchildren, Adam (Diane) Mautner, Nicole (Craig) Marynowski, Kari (Paul) Hunt, Katy (Daniel) Seiber, Christopher Bordenave, Matthew Montemayor, and Jeffrey Montemayor; 4 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife Mildred; and three brothers.

A Memorial Mass and celebration of life will be held later in the spring at St. Mary's Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Robert?s name should be directed to .

The James A. O?Connor funeral Home in Huntley is assisting the family. Info (847)669-5111 or

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Published by Northwest Herald on Feb. 16, 2021.
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My condolences to the Bordenave family. From Red Oak to DHS he had a great impact on my life as both a teacher and a person. Thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Perry Wein
February 16, 2021
I had him as an earth science teacher in 1976. I had an accident which kept me out of school for several months and he kindly came to the hospital and would to sit by me and try to teach me where I would fall asleep because of the pain medication and he would still be there when I got up. I loved his mild Manner and I have often thought about him throughout the years. I really appreciated him. My deepest condolences to his family. But I thought you would like to know that he touched many lives including mine
Laura Zombolo Foster DHS CLASS OF 1978
Laura Foster
February 15, 2021
I always enjoyed my conversations with Bob. He was a quiet man that demanded respect through his calm attitude. Bob will be missed.
Bob jones
February 15, 2021