Richard Anthony Borczyk



Richard Anthony Borczyk, 87, Prudenville, died July 15, 2020, at home, with his family by his side.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, July 24, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, with Father Peter Eke officiating. Visitation will be held Friday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be in Denton Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to Heartland Hospice of West Branch. Christler Funeral Home, Houghton Lake Chapel, handled arrangements.

He was born Dec. 11, 1932, in Detroit, to Anthony and Pauline (Tomaszewski) Borczyk. He grew up in the Detroit area where he graduated from Chadsay High School. He then served as a tech sergeant in the Army during the Korean War. He worked as a tally man for Great Lakes Steel Company before serving in the Army and went back to Great Lakes Steel following his service time, retiring as a heater operator in 1988.

Mr. Borczyk was a member of Houghton Lake Eagles and Houghton Lake Moose and a life member of the AMVETS, where he was the secretary adjutant for six years, in Detroit. He enjoyed fishing, dancing and telling a good joke. He was always passionate about helping people, taking care of his family and spending time with his family.

Preceding him in death were his parents; two sisters, Eleanor Josephine Fairchild and Helen “Sharon” Tomasek; brother, John Borczyk; and nephew, Leon Zalewski.

Surviving Mr. Borczyk are his two sisters, Lorraine McDonald of Florida and Delphine Zalewski of Westland; three nieces, Debbie (Craig) Berry, Kim (Bob) Molloy and Cheryl (Jim) Bruestle; and five nephews, Donald (Ann) Tomasek, Robert Tomasek, Gerald (Dawn) Tomasek, John Tomasek and Gary (Cindy) Zalewski.

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