Marilyn J. Borwegen, 85, Fishers Landing, NY, passed away Saturday, May 21, at Samaritan Summit Village where she had resided since early December.
Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, 320 John St., Clayton on Saturday, June 4, from 1 - 3PM, followed by a service at the funeral home at 3:30PM led by Rev. Allan Ferguson, pastor of Orleans Evangelical Lutheran Church. In addition, calling hours will be held at the Oak Hill-Durham Vol. Fire Dept., 103 CR 22, Oak Hill, NY, on Sunday, June 12, from 12 – 3PM.
Marilyn was born in Jamaica, Queens on April 12, 1931, to James and Margaret Ficken Mantz. She graduated from Sewanhaka High School, Floral Park, NY, and was a bookkeeper for Tagco, Inc., Hempstead, for a short time. She married William Bruce Borwegen on October 19, 1952 at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Garden City South, NY.
The couple moved to Oak Hill, NY, in 1955 and, together with Gunther “Gint” and Rosemary “Dutchie” Priesner, formed a plumbing and heating business, B & G Contractors, where she served as treasurer until her retirement. She was a consultant with Mary Kay Cosmetics for more than 20 years. Marilyn belonged to St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Oak Hill, and for 50 years served the Oak Hill-Durham Vol. Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary, as a past treasurer, charter and life member. She was a 29 year and life member of LAFASNY (Ladies Auxiliary Firemen's Assoc., State of NY). In 1985 the couple moved to Fishers Landing, where she became a 27 year member of Colon-Couch American Legion Post 821 Ladies Auxiliary, Clayton, having served 12 years as treasurer and as past membership chair. She enjoyed golfing, traveling, gardening and painting.
She is survived by her husband; her daughter, Gail B. Siesfeld (Gerald), Averill Park; her son, Ralph B. Borwegen (Teresa), Greenville; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren, Lacey Borwegen-Sala (Daniel) and their two children, Mackenzie Heath and Eric Heath; Shana Borwegen-Fig (Grif) and their daughter, Peyton; Kristy Borwegen; and Jonathan Borwegen (Amanda) and their children, Benjamin and Savannah; sister-in-law, Evelyn Mantz, Wolcott, CT; two nieces, five nephews, and numerous grand and great-grand nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her two sons, Robert E. and Eric J. Borwegen and her brother, James E. Mantz.
Donations in Marilyn's name may be made to National Kidney Foundation, 731 James St., Suite 408, Syracuse, NY 13203. Online condolences to her family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.