Robert Arthur Borchert
Robert A. Borchert, age 94, of Mount Laurel, NJ, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, May 9, 2023.
Born in Mineola, NY to the late Frederick and Katherine Borchert, he was predeceased by his brothers, Frederick, Walter and George, and resided in Mt. Laurel since 1962. Over the years he worked as a Technical Writer for RCA, GE, Martin Marietta and Lockheed Martin until his retirement in 1994. Bob was a Freemason and a longtime member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Marlton. He served in the Navy from 1948 to 1952 on board The Newport News CA148 and was a proud Plank Owner. He enjoyed sailing and camping. He and his wife, Irene, camped in almost every state in the US including Alaska. Bob organized the Jersey Ramblers Camping Group and after retirement, did a circumnavigation of the Eastern USA with his wife, Irene on board their sailboat, “Sailor’s Delight”. But above all Bob enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Bob is survived by his beloved wife, Irene Borchert (nee Gross), whom he was married to for 64 years; loving children, Roberta Jacobs (James), and Douglas Borchert; dear grandchildren, Sarah Treven (Matt), Elizabeth Darowish (David) and Andrew Jacobs (Lindsay); and adored great grandchildren, Ayla and Arlo Treven, Ellie, Alice and Theo Darowish, and Daphne and Rowan Jacobs; as well as several dear nephews and nieces.
Bob was a very active member of ETSCO (Electrical & Technical Sciences Corp), (Phila. Chapter), and Society of Technical Communications (Philadelphia Metro Chapter) for many years until his retirement.
Relatives and friends are welcome to visitation on Saturday, June 24, 2023 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM and the funeral service immediately following at 11:00 AM. Both will be held at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 61 Rt. 70 East, Marlton, NJ, 08053. Interment will be held privately with the family at the BG Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 350 Province Line Rd., Wrightstown, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church or The Alzheimer’s Association.