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BORUSZEWSKI, Bertrand M.

BORUSZEWSKI - Bertrand M. Age 81, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Buffalo, NY, Whitehall, OH and Sebring, FL, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at the Dumontville, OH home of his son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Jeanette Boruszewski. Bert was preceded in death by his mother and father, Cecelia (nee Labinski) and Vincent Boruszewski; loving wife of 54 years, Esther Michaline (nee Robaczynski) Boruszewski; brothers, Romulad (Janet) Boruszewski and Paul (Betty) Boruszewski; sister, Marsha (Chester) Niewczyk; and nieces, April Niewczyk and Collette Payne; nephew, Peter Boruszewski, as well as a host of aunts and uncles. Bert is also preceded in death by a truly wonderful companion, Marty Macklin. Bert is survived by sons, Phillip Herbert (Paula) Boruszewski and Dennis Victor (Jeanette) Boruszewski; grandchildren, Janice Michaeline (Bryan) Tonnessen and Eric Bertrand Boruszewski; great-grandchildren, Elsa Michaeline Tonnessen, Karl Bertrand Tonnessen, Henrik Victor Tonnessen and one yet to arrive baby Tonnessen (due to arrive June, 2016). Dad is also survived by his loving companion, Carol Cherry. Carol remained by Dad's side through his illness, up to the end. As a member of The Knights of Columbus, Bert was a Past Grand Knight, Council 3864, Past Faithful Navigator, Assembly 809 and a present member of Assembly 3037 Ohio, where Bert will be remembered for his generous nature and sense of humor. As a volunteer with the Whitehall, Ohio Fire Department, Bert had reached the rank of Lieutenant and was known as the man that navigated Pump 2 through the old narrow tunnels of the Port Columbus Airport without a scratch. Keeping his volunteer spirit throughout his life, Dad volunteered at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church as an usher and a bingo worker. Additionally, Dad was a long time volunteer at Mt. Carmel East Hospital and a Past President of the Holy Name Society. Known as a great cook, Dad always loved the opportunity to prepare a feast for groups large and small. Spaghetti sauce was always made in a ten-gallon pot so it could be shared. Bert had retired from the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) and Victoria's Secret. Friends may call Wednesday 4-7 PM at BARRON-MILLER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 3025 William St. Mass of Christian Burial, Thursday at 10 AM in St. John Kanty Church.

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