Raymond L. Borkowski, 70, of Belleville, IL, born Tuesday, January 31, 1950, in East St. Louis, IL, passed away Saturday, August 1, 2020, at his residence.
Raymond retired from Dave Schmidt Trucking where he worked as a parts manager, for many years. A proud lifetime member, of the NRA, he enjoyed the outdoors; especially hunting and fishing. He was also an automobile enthusiast, spending countless hours working on cars, in his garage. Ray was someone that could be counted on and will be greatly missed by family, friends, and neighbors.
He was preceded in death by his:
- father, Thaddeus Borkowski
Surviving are his:
- brother, Ronald (Cindy) Borkowski of Highland, IL
- nephew, Matthew (Michelle) Borkowski of St. Louis, MO
- uncle, Chester Borkowski, Sr.
- Chester (Suzie) Borkowski, Jr.
- Nancy (Louis) Newport
- Christine Borkowski
Memorials: Memorials may be made to Helping Strays of Monroe County.
Funeral: By his request, cremation was held. Services will be private.
I will miss you so much. We shared some fun times. Until we meet again…XO Ray.
My sincere condolences to the family.
Rest in peace Ray, Dave and I loved you and we both miss you very much. You were great friend. ❤Mcilravy’s will never be the same without you. Until we meet again , have a cold beer waiting on us
Such sad news this morning! Sending prayers for the family. I sure will miss our friendly chatter! RIP friend
I will miss our talks on the front porch my friend. As promised, I’ll take care of your fur babies.
So many wonderful memories Ray, from KJ’s Saloon to our “road trips”. RIP my friend, you will be truly missed.
Debbie & Bill
R.I.P. Ray. Have a cold one up there!
We had a great adventure flying out and driving home from Tucson in the Porsche. Will miss you my friend, until we meet again
A great neighbor and friend, will miss you so much!
Barbie n Charlie
You touched so many lives with your kindness and giving nature. Many fond memories we have of you.. You will always be our “Greenbean!” Until we meet again. Thoughts and prayers to the family. Love you, Andy&Joice
No matter the time of day you always keep everyone smiling. You will be remembered by your generosity, kind heart and so much more. May you rest in peace.
Ray was part of our family and will be greatly missed. He had a huge kind heart and was dearly loved.
So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with all of you.
Ron and Cindy, you have my sympathy for your loss. Just remember that he is in a much better place. I’ll keep your family in my prayers.
We always looked forward to our Saturday visits. Mo, the boys and I will always have a special place for you in our hearts. You were such a sweet, caring man and our hearts are heavy knowing you are gone. We will miss you so much!
Ron and Cindy, I just heard about Ray, I am so sorry for your loss.
Our condolences to Ronnie and his family. Raymond and Ronnie were our next door neighbors and we grew up together. We have fond memories of those times. We are all surprised and sad. We know he is in a better place. He was a gentle soul. Sorry for your loss.
Vicki, Larry, and LuAnn Sasak