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Marilyn J. Borwegen

Marilyn J BorwegenMarilyn 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.


#10 Larry Walley 2016-06-21 10:32
My best memory of Marilyn was from the ‘80’s when I was very interested in learning more about Gail. I would ‘sneak’ out of Albany County while on patrol and visit Marilyn for lunch or afternoon drinks. It was during these visits that I learned what kind of woman Marilyn was and hence a good indication what Gail would become as well. Alas, it worked for a little
bit . . . I remember Marilyn saying she is so happy now that she and Bruce have moved upstate from the rat race down below. I think she really enjoyed life and you kids will now have the good memories to reflect back on.
My sincerest condolence to Bruce, Gail and Ralph as well as your spouses and/or children.
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#9 Dot & Gene Groeber 2016-06-05 12:38
Bruce & Family... Simply -- Marilyn was a gem .. A great person who cared for everyone !!! We will always remember the great times we enjoyed traveling & the " gatherings " we shared !!
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#8 Francis winters 2016-06-01 06:12
Bruce so sorry for your loss
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#7 Linda Ready 2016-05-31 14:51
Gail & Jerry ...so very sorry to hear of your loss , peace be with you always ...Love, John, Linda and Jaclyn
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#6 Donna Richardson 2016-05-31 14:46
Gail and Gerry, so sorry to hear about your loss. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers
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#5 Jennie Mantle 2016-05-31 08:47
Marilyn and I had such wonderful moments together through Mary Kay. Her laughter and kindness and wit will be remembered so fondly. With love,
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#4 Darcy Garnsey 2016-05-27 18:07
Bruce so sorry for your loss.Marilyn was a wonderful woman and will be sadly missed. Take care of yourself and if you need anything im here.
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#3 sandy ellingsworth 2016-05-24 21:53
So sorry for your loss love your friend sandy
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#2 Lisa Lowes 2016-05-24 13:39
So sorry for your loss she was a amazing person she will be missed
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#1 Jim Fisher 2016-05-22 20:08
Bruce, I am very saddened to read of Marilyn' passing. Rest in Peace, Marilyn! And Bruce, you take care of yourself.
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