James Borek – 11/16/2021

November 17th, 2021

James J. Borek, 64, Boothwyn resident, retired from Sunoco, Inc.. James Borek, 64, of Boothwyn, Pennsylvania, died peacefully at Riddle Hospital the morning of November 16, 2021. He told us, “Only the good die young.” He was 64, so where that leaves him, only the Lord can say.

Those who knew him, know he was no saint. But they also know the depth of heart and loyalty he had. He told us never to sleep with socks on, because the feet need to breathe. He surprised his grandson with a pet snake from his back yard for a 7th birthday. He cooked surf and turf on New Years Eve for the family movie marathons before slamming pots and pans at midnight. He taught us how to shoot cans and cast a line. When he went hunting or fishing, he’d return with a meal, or simply photos of nature that captured his soul. He showed up for every single parade, play, volleyball game, and marching band performance his daughters danced him through.

He put Longwood Gardens to shame for the amount of flowers he bought his wife. On the morning of November 16, Jim left this life for the afterparty. He joined his wife, Margie Hafich, and maybe they’re dancing to their wedding song, “I Love You Just the Way You Are.” His father Stanley is there too, to welcome him home. James is survived by his mother, Charlotte, brothers Stanley and David, daughters Valerie and Adria, son-in-law Randy, grandsons Parker and Silas, and rescue dog with a turbo tail, Jesse. He always told us he wanted a party instead of a funeral, with dancing and laughter.

A private remembrance will be held by family members. Grief and love are two sides of the same coin. Jim lives on in the people who love him. The party he wanted, the celebration of his life, will be every time we see a sunrise, each time we go out on the Chesapeake Bay, when we sit around a campfire, or rock out to 70s music, when we hug the people we love, when we tell the wild stories of his life, and when his grandsons climb trees and smile and grow. Rest in Peace and Joy Dad.

Condolences can be sent care of the Ward Funeral Home

6 thoughts on “James Borek – 11/16/2021

  • By Robert D Ritz (Bobby Ritz) on

    My heart felt sorrow and deepest sympathy to the Borek family. I will always remember the fond memories growing up in Twin Oaks with the Borek Boys. My prayers to Chet, Stan,and David and all the extended Borek Family. Rest in peace Jimmy.

  • By Cindy on

    Jim will alway be in my heart we had a brief and loving relationship( second man to steal my heart) through our differences we remained caring friends until the end may he find peace and release the pain he carried Thoughts and prayers for the family during this time of grief Jim loved his family very much and will watch over them

  • By Frank Young on

    My sympathies to all of Jim’s family for their loss. I worked with Jim for over 28 years and continued contact with him after my retirement and into his. I remember Jim always wanting to learn and help whenever he could throughout his working career. I also remember the joy he had in him when each daughter was born, the stories he couldn’t wait to tell of them growing up and the pride he expressed on how they each turned out. Outside of work, Jim helped me put a new roof on my first house – no easy task! He was my friend. Thank you Jim, you will be missed.

  • By Anonymous on

    This was a beautiful tribute. I accidentally stumbled upon this obituary, not knowing James, and was immediately captured by the words.

  • By Dave & Tina Borek on

    Rest in peace my brother in Our Lord’s hands. Love to you always.

  • By Ralph Koechert on

    Our deepest sympathies for your family on the loss of your father. Jim was indeed loyal, generous and kind. He will be missed greatly by those of us that spent any time with him. I believe Marge and him are reunited where ever they are. We will remember him and you in our prayers. God bless.

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