Gene Borowski, a resident of Kingman for the past three years, died Feb. 4, 2009. He was born in Chicago and came to Kingman from Las Vegas. Gene worked at the Mirage Hotel and Casino, Treasure Island and Bo Rivage as a maintenance engineer; he enjoyed fixing things and loved to work with his hands. Gene was a member of Grace Lutheran Church.
He is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Sandy Borowski; his daughters, Barbara Durphy, Lisa Jaffe, and Jessica Borowski, all of Illinois, Connie Stammerjohn and Jennifer Borowski, both of Louisiana, and Tawny Casalino of Texas; and his sons, Junior Borowski, Jason Boroswki and Billy Borowski, all of Illinois. He is also survived by nine grandchildren; his sisters, Cheryl Diana and Pat Shook, both of Illinois; and his brother, Bud Borowski of Arizona. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Frank Borowski.
Gene was a loving and giving man. He lived life with a passion, always willing to help where needed. He was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church, where he was often found helping other members in need. Gene was an honest and open man, who was open to hearty discussion on many topics. Gene was happiest when he was actively doing something for others.
A native of Chicago, he always had a loyalty to his Cubs. He also enjoyed NASCAR and watching other sports. He loved his dog and, of course, his wife. Gene often reminded other people to keep track of his wife, Sandy, as she held a special place in his heart. They enjoyed 26 years of marriage, and when he spoke of her to others it was with an abiding love and passion that few are lucky to experience.
Gene will be missed greatly by many people who knew him and were fortunate enough to call him friend. He will also be missed by still more who benefited from his kind heart and willing spirit as his loss becomes apparent when the little things he did are left undone.
Gene challenges us all to remember that God give us passion for a reason. We should respond to that challenge by living our lives to the fullest and by reminding those who we love how much they mean to us. Gene lived his life as a sometimes larger than life individual; we should all thank him for the example.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at Grace Lutheran Church, 2101 Harrison St., Kingman, AZ 86401.
In lieu of flowers, make donations to Grace Lutheran Memorial Fund, c/o Sandy Borowski.