In Memory


Lesley Marie Borror, 47, of Columbus, Ohio, died on December 30, 2004. She was born August 1, 1957, in Columbus. She had been employed at Big Bear, was a volunteer caller for Fish and helped with the food pantry at Hage Memorial Presbyterian Church. Survived by her mother and father, Carl and Patricia Borror; brother and sister-in-law, Tim and Sarah Borror; sister and brother-in-law, Carla and Chris Oesterle; brother and sister-in-law, Steve and Irene Borror; niece and nephews, Rose, John and Nikolas; also special friend Mike Allen. There will be a memorial service in the spring of 2005.

Common Bonds:
Jacob Borror II and Magdalene Strader
Absalom Borror and Elizabeth Seeds
Hiram Borror and Harriet Brunk
Lewis Edison Borror and Alice Ryerson
Frank Leslie Borror and Lucille Winkler
Carl Stanley Borror and Patricia Whalen
Lesley Marie Borror


Paulina Borror, 75, of Highland Village, Texas, passed away Thursday, October 21, 2004. She was born on January 14, 1929, in Charleston, West Virginia, the daughter of Huling and Bessie Hamrick. She married Jack A. Borror (Whitney Albert, Albert Bertie, Jacob Borror IV) in November 1947 in Belle, West Virginia. Paulina is survived by her daughters, Kathy Gail Borror of Columbus, Ohio; Karen Sprinzl and her husband, Art, of Highland Village, Texas; grandson, Jeremiah Sprinzl of Highland Village; granddaughter; Jocelyn Street of Flower Mound. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, a sister, and her husband, Jack A. Borror in 1987.


Richard Leonard "Dick" Borror, 76, of Arkansas City, Kansas, died Sunday June 20, 2004. Born January 24, 1928, in Brownwood, Texas, Dick was the son of George Dewey and Inez Marie (Mocherman) Borror. He grew up and attended school in Garnett, Cherryvale, and Arkansas City, graduating from Arkansas City High School in 1948. On April 18, 1949 Dick married Mary Clark in Littlefield, Texas. The couple made their home primarily in Arkansas City, Kansas, and he worked as a pipeline engineer for Borror Construction. He is survived by his wife, Mary Borror of Arkansas City; three sons, Jimmy (Rita), of Burden, Kansas, Mike (Kathy), of Collinsville, Oklahoma, and Tom (Tammy), of Coweta, Oklahoma; one brother, Frank Borror, of Lawrence, Kansas; two sisters, Sally Ball of Missouri and Edna Kirl of Dangerfield, Texas; eleven grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Steve; two brothers, Paul and Pete; and two sisters, Jan Babcock and Bonnie Wells.

Common Bonds:
Jacob Borror I and Barbara Tschudi
Charles Borror and Sidney Wees
John W. Borror and Cynthia Ratliff
William Riley Borror and Mary Magdalene Carrier
Manasseh Earl Borror and Mary Anzel Ingram
George Denton Borror and Henrietta Rowe
George Dewey Borror and Inez Mocherman
Richard Leonard "Dick" Borror


Cynthia Elaine Corzilius, age 41, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly in her sleep at her home, July 1, 2004. Cynthia had served as the Midwest manager at Integic Corporation (DLA/DSCC) prior to her death; and before that, with Renaissance Worldwide as Strategic IT manager, both in Columbus. Cynthia's career also included serving over 16 years in the US Air Force, retiring at the rank of MSgt/First Sergeant from the 185th Civil Engineering Squadron in 1985. She received many commendations and awards for her service, including the Meritorious Service and the Air Force Commendation Medal. She is survived by her mother, Yvonne Clifton Corzilius; her brother and sister-in-law, Brian Corzilius and Candice Clayton; her sister, brother-in-law, and nieces, Susan, David, Alexandra, Hannah, and Samantha Corzilius-Shall; and her younger brother, David B. Corzilius. She also is survived by her maternal grandmother, Pauline Southward Clifton of Circleville, Ohio; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins, and her beloved German Shepherd, Java Bean Spazdog Corzilius (now in the hands of her dear friend Deb). She was preceded in death by her father, David S. Corzilius, Colonel, USAF, retired.

Cynthia's brother Brian has established a memorial web site for her at http://www.corzilius.org/Memorium/CynthiasPhotos.htm.

Common Bonds:
Jacob Borror IV and Isabel Taylor German
Ida Belle Borror and Sidner Russell Shover
Ava Belle Shover and Cleon David Corzilius
David Shover Corzilius and Yvonne Clifton
Cynthia Elaine Corzilius


Rebecca Sue Sheridan, age 52, of Grove City, formerly of Mt. Sterling, died Thursday, June 10, 2004 at her residence. She was born May 2, 1952 in Columbus. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Grove City. Survived by son, James Brian Sheridan of Grove City; parents, Dale and Nancy Rolfe of Mt. Sterling; sister, Joy (Jack) Day of Heath; niece, Kaitlyn Day; former husband, Phil Sheridan (Cleo Hill Sheridan, Ercel Zadel Borror Hill, Jonas, Silas, Jacob III) of Grove City; very special friend, Rick Bell; several cousins and numerous friends.


James Jacob Borror, 73, of Exton, Pennsylvania, died June 4, 2004 at Paoli Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Anne Edwards Borror with whom he shared 42 years of marriage. Born in Columbus, Ohio, he was the son of the late Horace and Jessie Grafmiller Borror.

Jim worked for many years within the financial services industry in New York City, New Jersey and most recently Pennsylvania. He was a graduate of the University of Rochester in New York and afterwards served in the United States Army being stationed in Germany where he was a military historian. He was a member of Fairview Presbyterian Church in Glenmore, PA where he served as a deacon and was a former member of Central Presbyterian Church in Downingtown, PA where he served as an elder and chaired other various committees. He was a volunteer at the Paoli Memorial Hospital for the past 9 years.

Jim became the first President of the Borror Family Association at its founding, and he was instrumental in establishing its Constitution and Bylaws. He and Anne were regular attendees of Borror reunions, and Jim was recognized in Columbus at The 8th Great Borror Reunion in 2003 on the completion of his term as BFA President. He was pleased that his grandson Kyle is the ninth succesive Jacob in his family line: Jacob I, Jacob II, Jacob III, Jacob IV, Jacob Conrad, Horace Malcolm Jacob, James Jacob, John Jacob, Kyle Jacob Borror.

In addition to his wife, Anne, he is survived by his son, John Jacob Borror and John's wife Lori of Chester Springs, PA, a brother Joseph M. Borror of Columbus Ohio and his two grandchildren Kyle Jacob Borror and Kelsey Borror.

Common Bonds:
Jacob II and Magdalene Strader
Jacob III and Catherine Conrad
Jacob IV and Isabel Taylor German
Jacob Conrad Borror and Laura Winifred McCord
Horace Malcolm Jacob Borror and Jessie Verneta Grafmiller
James Jacob Borror


Kathleen "Kadie" Ann (Harsh) Haas, 81, died May 10, 2004, at Cresthaven Nursing Home, Santa Cruz, California. Born February 16, 1923, in Grove City, Ohio, she graduated Etna School, Etna, Ohio, in 1941, and Mt. Carmel Hospital School of Nursing, Columbus, Ohio, in 1944. She obtained certification as a registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) from Ohio State University in 1953, where she met and married Donald J. Kreitzer on October 3, 1953, at Holy Spirit Parish. Her marriage ended in 1964. Her nursing career spanned 44 years and 7 states: Ohio, Alaska, Minnesota, Wisconsin, New Mexico, Texas, and California, where she resided since 1973. Prior to retiring, she worked 14 years in Labor and Delivery at San Jose Hospital, San Jose, California. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Donna J. and John C. Hill; son-in-law, William Cope; sister, Carolyn J. (Harsh) Adams; sister-in-law, Betty M. Harsh; brother-in-law, Norbert Tornes; granddaughters, Samantha House, Heather Cope; and many nieces and nephews; also, by dear friends, Margaret (Nacorda) Kinney, Carl and Mary Johnson, Dick Tauer; surrogate grandchildren, Mike Nacorda and wife, Cindy, Teresa Broderson and husband, Matt, Laura Hole and husband, Anthony, Raymond Nacorda and wife, Lucie, and Rachel Johnson. She was preceded in death by parents, Elvin C. and Anna M. Harsh; daughter, Connie M. Cope; sisters, Mary F. Tornes, Lorene A. Snider and husband Dale; brother, Elvin "Cork" J. Harsh.

Common Bonds:
Jacob II and Magdalene Strader
Jacob III and Catherine Conrad
Margaret Borror and Abraham Haughn
Emma Frances Haughn and Elmer Harsh
Elvin Harsh and Anna Mayme Trapp
Kathleen Harsh Haas


Lorene H. Snider, 86, of Carroll, Ohio, died Thursday, May 6, 2004 at her residence. Born December 16, 1917, in Grove City, Ohio, to the late Elvin C. and Anna M. (Trapp) Harsh, she was a graduate of Etna High School. She was retired from North American Rockwell, and was a member of Pope John XXIII Parish, and was a founding member of St. Philip the Apostle in Columbus. Preceded in death by her husband Dale Snider in 1998, brother Elvin Harsh and sister Mary Tornes. She is survived by daughters, Dale Jeanne "Sam" (Ronald) Chapman, Carroll, Ohio, and Terri Ann (Brad) Klemstine, El Cajon, California; grandchildren, Andrew (Todd Karleskein) Held, Rebecca Held, Lisa (Bob) Wynkoop, Sara Chapman, Chris (Jennifer) Chapman, Mindi (Eric) Harp, Kimberly and Brandi Klemstine; great-grandchildren, Laura and Erin Chapman, Dylan Wynkoop, Katie, Nicholas and Sean Harp; sisters, Carol Adams, Pickerington, Ohio, Kadie Haas, San Jose, California, Betty Harsh, Etna, Ohio; nieces, nephews and long-term care giver, Barb Thimmes.

Common Bonds:
Jacob II and Magdalene Strader
Jacob III and Catherine Conrad
Margaret Borror and Abraham Haughn
Emma Frances Haughn and Elmer Harsh
Elvin Harsh and Anna Mayme Trapp
Lorene Harsh Snider


James Otto "Jim" Holcomb, 76, of Elon, North Carolina, died March 16, 2004. A native of Columbus, Ohio, he was the son of the late Park Holcomb and the late Garnett Robinson Holcomb and was married for over fifty years to Mrs. Pauline Wheeler "Pauly" Holcomb who survives. Mr. Holcomb was retired from Owens-Illinois Glass Co. with over 33 years of service and was a member of First United Methodist Church of Elon. He graduated from The Ohio State University and was an avid Buckeye fan. Mr. Holcomb is survived by his wife at home; three sons, Peter Charles Holcomb and his wife, Yolanda of Fort Worth, Texas, Mark David Holcomb and his wife, Becky of Seattle, Washington, and Philip Andrew Holcomb of Wausau, Wisconsin; a grandson, Christian James Holcomb; and a brother, Paul Holcomb and his wife, Verena of Columbus, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Harold Holcomb.

Common Bonds:
Jacob Borror II and Magdalene Strader
Isaac Borror and Olive Babcock
Absalom Borror and Elizabeth Swagler
Bertha Borror and Howard A. Holcomb
Park H. Holcomb and Garnett Robinson
James Otto Holcomb


Patricia Lue Borror, died January 12, 2004, after a short illness. Born February 7, 1936, in Ottumwa, Iowa, she was preceded in death by her mother Maudie Arlene Newell and her great-grandson Jackson Gregory Wickiser-Snyder. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Borror (Horace Malcolm Jacob Borror, Jacob Conrad, Jacob IV); and her children, Terry Douglas Wickiser, Gregory Otto Wickiser of Columbus and Kim Arlene Wickiser of Fla.; grandchildren, Chris of the U.S. Army, Stefanie, Joey and Tyler of Columbus, Andy and Nicole of Fla.; step-children, Joe and Jeff Borror of Ga. and their 5 children. In addition, she is survived by her father, Jack I. Newell; and brother, Jack II of Columbus and brother, Michael Joe Newell of San Francisco, Calif. Interment in the family plot at Green Lawn Cemetery.


Jo Anne Borror, 84, of Largo, Florida, died January 7, 2004. She was born in Rushsylvania, Ohio, and moved to Florida in 1982 from Columbus, Ohio. She worked 10 years as an information operator for the Ohio Bell Co., and co-owned several restaurants with her husband throughout central Ohio. She was Protestant and a troop organizer with the Girl Scout Council for 25 years. Survivors include her husband of 45 years, James Irvin Borror, Jr. (James "Irvin" Sr., James Russell, Lewis, Absalom, Jacob II); three daughters, Joan Steel, Largo, Sharon L. Ashcraft, Newark, Ohio, and Kathy Jansen, Mansfield, Ohio; a sister, Sue Strouse, Galena, Ohio; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.



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