TRUMBULL, Conn. – Joseph F. Borkowski, of Trumbull, husband of the late Jean Cwalina Borkowski, died Monday, April 11 at St. Vincent’s Medical Center. He was 100.
He was born Feb. 10, 1916, in Poland. He served in the Polish Army during World War II, was captured and spent five years in a German prisoner of war camp. He worked as a machinist for several area companies and retired from Ivan Sorvall in Newtown.
He took great pleasure in his vegetable and flower gardens. He also loved to play chess. He was very proud of his Polish heritage and was a member of the Polish Army Veterans Association. He was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Church.
He is survived by his nephew, Joseph Norko; sister-in-law Ann Rastelli and her husband, Henry; Mary Schoenknecht, Judith McDermott, Carol Babcock; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews in the United States and Poland.
He was predeceased by his parents, three brothers and four sisters in Poland.
Calling hours will take place from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Commerce Hill Radozycki Funeral Home, 4798 Main St., Bridgeport. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Michael the Archangel Church, Bridgeport, followed by interment in Long Hill Burial Grounds, Trumbull.
If desired, donations may be made to St. Michael the Archangel Church in his memory.