Francis William Borst Jr.

By May 13, 2011


Francis William (Bill) Borst Jr. of El Macero passed away May 6 after a brave battle with leukemia. He was 85.

Born and raised on Long Island, N.Y., Bill served in the U.S. Navy in WWII and retired from the Navy after 27 years as Lieutenant Commander in Salinas. A resident of Salinas for 22 years, he went on to start a career as a trust officer at Crocker National Bank in Monterey, eventually retiring from the bank and moving to El Macero.

He married the love of his life, Edith Getzen-Borst, in 1993. He is survived by his wife, Edith; his children from his first marriage, Kathryn of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Bill and daughter-in-law Sue of San Antonio, Texas; his beloved grandchildren, William and Jack; his brothers, Jack, Joe and Bob; his sister, Peggy; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A service will be held at a later date in June at St. James Catholic Church of Davis, 1275 B St. Donations may be made to St. James Catholic Church or any veterans’ group.

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