JOSEPH BOROWSKI(1924 - 2014)

JOSEPH BOROWSKI Joseph A. Borowski, 89, of Henderson, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2014. He was born Sept. 18, 1924, in Moline, Ill., to Louis and Pelaia Borowski. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Youngren and Stella Rogenski. He is survived by his sisters, Dorothy Hamman of Hilton Head, S.C., Alice Burich of Palo Alto, Calif., and Louise Garner of San Diego; and a large extended family in all parts of the United States. Joe is a graduate of St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. He was a long-time member of the school's President's Club in recognition of his generous support of their capital needs. He is a devout Catholic, and member of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Henderson, where he contributed benevolently to its religious, educational and philanthropic activities. Joe served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps as a first lieutenant in the Korean War as an artillery spotter. He was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor for demonstrated bravery in combat and earned a Purple Heart as a result of injuries sustained in battle. He was hospitalized for over a year recovering from his wounds and returned to civilian life to a productive career in Washington, D.C. as an investigator in the Office of Personnel Management. He retired from civil service in 1983. At the beginning of his civil career, he traded his pursuit of a private pilot's license to become an acknowledged golf addict. He is a well-known and respected participant in the senior Anthem community for competing in their many events. He will also be missed by his predawn fitness group at the Anthem Community Center. Although a private person, Joe will be remembered for his passion for God and country. His friends and family will always think of him as the honorable man that he was. A Mass in Joe's honor will be said at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 30, at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 2300 Sunridge Heights, Henderson. Joe will be put to rest at the Miramar National Cemetery, San Diego. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any donations be made to the Nathan Adelson Hospice, 4141 Swenson St., Las Vegas, NV 89119.