John Bernard Borrs
Virginia Beach – John Borrs, 96, passed away on Thursday, December 22, 2016. John was born in New York City to the late John Borrs and Anna Fieseler Borrs. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Ruth.
John was a member of the first graduating class of Queens College in New York and received his MBA from New York University. He was a proud veteran of World War II where he served in the Army Air Corps. John retired in 1985 as Vice President/Controller of Warnaco Men’s Sportswear in Altoona, PA. Prior to moving to Virginia Beach he was active in Altoona Community Theater and Zion Lutheran Church in Hollidaysburg, PA. He volunteered as a driver for Lee’s Friends and enjoyed singing with the Beachtones.
John is survived by his daughter, Ellen Vasser, son-in-law, Willie Vasser, niece, Christine Grevstad, nephews William Hanna, Richard Edwards, Peter Edwards and Charles Edwards and special family members April Vasser, Gregory Williams and Autumn Williams.
A memorial service will be held January 14, 2017 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Virginia Beach.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters Cancer Program, EdMarc Hospice for Children, Lee’s Friends or the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia.