Walter “Wally” Borzok, 94, of Frackville, passed away peacefully surrounded by family Monday at Shenandoah Senior Living Center.
Born in Philadelphia, August 17, 1922, he was a son of the late Gregory and Sophie Voss Borzok.
He attended Frackville and schools and in 1940 enlisted in the US Navy.
He served in the Navy during World War II and the Korean War. He was a Machinist’s Mate First and served on the USS Astoria, USS Childs and the USS Antietam. He received the Asiatic Pacific Theatre Medal with 1 Star; American Area and Defense Medals; the Philippine Defense Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.
Walter was a member of the Annunciation BVM Catholic Church, the American Legion Post #398; the Rev. James A. Hogan, Knights of Columbus Council #2580 and the Altamont Fire Company; all of Frackville
He worked as a meter reader for the Pennsylvania American Water Company for 24 years.
Walter was preceded in death by his wife Leona Banket Borzok, in 2008; brothers; George and Anthony Borzok; sisters; Helen Borzok and Gerry Ann Larson; he was the last member of his immediate family.
He is survived by two sons; Walter J. Borzok and his wife Marlene; Richard Borzok and his wife Michele; all of Frackville; a daughter; Tina Blundi and husband Tony, Obelisk; seven grandchildren; Larissa, Shane, Emily and Shelly Borzok; Brandon Borzok and his wife Jaelynn; Kristen and Katie Blundi; nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Saturday morning in Annunciation BVM Catholic Church, Frackville, with Rev. Robert. Finlan, pastor as celebrant. Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation Saturday morning from 9:30 till time of Mass, at the Church. Interment with Military Honors will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Wally’s name to St. Joseph’s Parish Memorial Fund, 7 S. Broad Mountain Ave., Frackville and/or the Charity of your choice.