In Memory

Robert B. Borton

Robert B. Borton

Its with a sad heart that I am letting Robert's friends know that he passed this morning in Phoenix, Arizona. At age 69 he fought a hard fight.

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02/22/18 03:57 PM #1    

Alene McCarthy (Karthas)

Tears fall. I am so sorry that Bob could not come through this health crisis, though he gave it all he had. I wish he could have lived many healthy years to come. I loved communicating with him 50 years after high school via this site. Bob's love of life and family shown through in every story he shared. Thanks for sharing this sad, sad news with us. Please let us know if there will be a public celebration of life for Bob. I know those who are able would love to attend.


02/23/18 08:53 AM #2    

Rita Lane Broyles (Matthews)

So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I enjoyed hearing of his life story, his family and his love of flying on the reunion website over the past year. Always a shock to lose someone still in the prime of life who fought so hard to regain his health.  My condolences to his family and friends. He lived a good life and will remain in our hearts. 

02/23/18 01:48 PM #3    

Richard Eugene Elliott

Bob lived the good life and fought the brave, hard battle to survive. His life was an example to us all for living life to its fullest! It was so nice that he could reconnect with classmates in our Sequoia website. My prayers go out to his brother, Bruce, whom I worked with at Raychem, and to all the family and friends, for their healing hearts at this sad time. God's speed, Bob.

03/05/18 12:09 PM #4    

Mark Meltzer

Bob didn't just float through life, he took command and drove it. I am so grateful I was able to renew our high school acquaintance on this website and learn about his many post HS adventures including some amazing aviation stories that showed his deep passion for flight. His illness and death were so unexpected and sudden. It leaves a hole in our hearts and in our alumni class.  I could have predicted that Bob would say no to extraordinary life-prolonging invalid care, no surprise there. Bob knew what full blast life meant and he wouldn't settle for some severely diminished subset of that. May he rest in peace and know that he was loved and appreciated by his many 67 classmates. 




03/06/18 12:27 PM #5    

Alene McCarthy (Karthas)

Beautifully said, Mark. The exchanges so many of us had with Bob were such fun and so informative. Selfishly, I'm sorry we didn't have time to plan a little get-together somewhere so those who were interested could gather when Bob was available. I felt as though I had made a new friend. Life is so precious and yes - he was able to live it and leave it on his own terms. Truly a blessing. Still missing you, Bob!


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