Robert Charles Borthwick Jr.
February 12, 1939 – June 16, 2021
Robert (Bob) C. Borthwick Jr. passed away at the age of 82 on June 16th, 2021 at his home in Harwich, surrounded by his family. Bob was a graduate of Chatham High School class on 1957. He joined the Air Force on February 1st, 1961 and is a Vietnam Veteran.
Bob enjoyed coin collecting and building model trains and was a member of the Cape Cod Model Railroad Club and the Nauset Model Railroad club. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and his beloved dog Leo.
He was the son of Mary (Slavin) and Robert C. Borthwick Sr. from Chatham. He leaves behind the love of his life, Deborah (Correia) Borthwick, his three daughters and their spouses; Paula (Borthwick) and Jeff Quest, Pam (Borthwick) Ross and Leah (Borthwick) and Ronald Levi as well as eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Bob is survived by his brothers and their wives; Arnold and Sharon Borthwick and Gilbert and Marilyn Borthwick and many nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly. He is predeceased by his parents Mary and Robert Borthwick and his sister Margaret (Borthwick) Chase.
The services will be held at the National Cemetery at Otis Air Force Base in Bourne on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the Nauset Railroad Club. For online condolences, please visit www.nickersonfunerals.com.
Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Robert Charles Borthwick Jr.
Madlyn Burbine Monchamp
July 7, 2021
My deepest sympathy to Bob’s family on his passing. Bob was always a gentleman and protector of the girls during our years in high school...quiet and shy but always willing to help.
June 23, 2021
The Nauset Model Railroad Club is saddened to learn of Bob's passing. He belonged to the "brotherhood" of model railroaders and we enjoyed many times together running trains at the Club. We will certainly miss his fellowship. The Club wishes to express our condolences to his family and friends.
June 21, 2021
It was Bob who first welcomed me, some twenty years ago, to Cape Cod, and I valued his friendship and fellowship in the hobby ever since. I greatly enjoyed working and operating with him, and his passing saddens me now. I tender my heartfelt condolences to his friends and family.
Ross D. Hall
June 20, 2021
B. O. B.- Bob, you will definitely be missed. Deb, we are so very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and Prayers for you and your family. God Bless.
- Jase, Sara and Ayla.
June 19, 2021
This breaks my heart, dear Uncle Bob! I will never forget the twins and I making tomato soup for Leah and Uncle Bob gave us the lesson it’s made with milk and not water! So proud and loved to show off the entire basement of his mega train set-up! Such a gentle hearted man. Much love and comfort to the family. Prayers from Texas.
Rest peacefully Uncle Bob!
Christine Griswold Powell
June 18, 2021
What a wonderful and generous man. He and Deb opened their home to me and my wife Kim, as we were building our home in Brewster. Dedicated to his family, job and hobbies, Bob always had a smile and a kind thing to say. He was an early riser, as was I and I remember him seeing how I was shaving and he brought his hot towel, shaving soap/brush and showed me how to get the best and closest shave ever. I still use the same method shaving to this day. Rest In Peace, Bob. You will be missed by so many.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. May you all cherish happy memories to help you navigate through these painful times.