OBITUARY

William B. Borea

December 25, 1944October 5, 2016
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William B. Borea, 71, of Mesa, Arizona, entered into rest on Oct. 5, 2016, to join our family of Angels. He was raised in Jersey City, NJ,. He graduated from Teaneck High School, Teaneck, NJ, in 1962, and from Morris Harvey College, in Charleston, West Virginia with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Math and Physics in 1967. He joined the United States Air Force in 1967 and was medically discharged in 1978. He married his loving wife Paula J. Borea (Milian) on Jan. 6, 1970, in Litchfield Park, AZ, and they were married for 47 years. His parents John and Matilda Borea preceded him in death. In addition to his wife Paula, he is survived by his two children, William P. Borea and his wife Karen, and by Julie Borea Williams and her husband Chad; his 4 grandchildren Felicia Johnson, Dante Borea, Marissa Johnson, and Giovanni Borea; his two sisters, Susan Borea, and Matilde Beam and husband Bob; his nephew John Borea; and the rest of his cousins and friends. William received his Eagle Scout at the age of 15, and was a scout leader most of his adult life. He received his 3rd Degree Black Belt in Karate, was a Sensei and loved to teach martial arts. Mr. Borea dedicated his life to the service of others, especially his grandchildren and family. A celebration of life will be held 2:00 PM, Oct. 22, 2016, at Mariposa Gardens Cemetery Chapel, 6747 E. Broadway Road, @ Power Road.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, October 22, 2016
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Susan Borea

October 24, 2016

Bill was one hell of a man, one hell of a big brother, husband, father, grandad, uncle and friend. A man who truly understood and lived family. I feel privileged to have him in my life as my friend and big brother and wouldn't trade a moment. Bill, I ask that you continue to look after us all and guide us with your wisdom. Love you forever.

Neal Adam

October 22, 2016

I enjoyed getting to know Bill over the last several years. He has demonstrated a great attitude throughout that time. His sense of humor and willingness to help in so many ways will be sorely missed. I was impressed to see his dedication to karate over the years, even more so as he battled his various health difficulties. he just wouldn't give up!

Nancy randall

October 21, 2016

"I've only known Bill for a year, but in that short time have discovered a fine gentleman & friend. When I first started into Karate, I was often paired with Bill, whom I soon discovered had immense patience w/ us newcomers and was an excellent instructor. But it didn't take long to realize that this man was an example of a life well lived in the service of his fellowman. I always found delight in how proud he was of Paula's martial arts achievements and took every opportunity to brag about her! They have both had a great impact in the lives of our dojo familyl. He will be greatly missed & I know Paula will carry on the Borea traditions with her natural gusto for life and love for her fellowman. Our prayers are with you at this time dear Paula, & for your family, for comfort & strength at this time of great loss. Sincerely & with great love & admiration, Nancy Randall

Kathy Stanley

October 21, 2016

Bill was an amazing man and the great love of my "big sis" Paula. We are all deeply saddened by his passing. Charles and I send our sincere condolences.

Erika Fudim

October 21, 2016

My heart is broken for the Borea family as their hero, Bill has passed away. Heaven has gained one incredible angel. I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Sending love, prayers and my deepest condolences to you all.

Erika

October 21, 2016

Felicia, Marissa and family:
Hold on tight to your many happy memories of your grandfather. It was easy to see how much he loved you girls and how proud he was of you. I know you will miss him but smile EVERY time you think of him!
From ALL of us at Islands Elementary
Hugs to you all - Mrs. Casso

October 20, 2016

Bill was like a second father to me since 2nd grade......I have sooooooo many countless memories and life lessons learned from Bill that I just can't put them all down. I was blessed in visiting Arizona last summer and my daughter Ali and I got to spend time with Bill and Paula. This was such a special time and we will treasure every memory in our hearts forever. I wish I was closer and could be there but I am with you all in spirit and you know how special Bill was and will always be to me. Bill was the truly one of a kind, the smartest, sweetest, loving and most admirable man and a hero to us all. I am so lucky to have all the memories that I will cherish and hold in my heart forever....Thinking about you all and love you all very much. Love, Lori & Ali

Lori Coco

October 20, 2016

Bill was like a second father to me since 2nd grade......I have sooooooo many countless memories and life lessons learned from Bill that I just can't put them all down. I was blessed in visiting Arizona last summer and my daughter Ali and I got to spend time with Bill and Paula. This was such a special time and we will treasure every memory in our hearts forever. I wish I was closer and could be there but I am with you all in spirit and you know how special Bill was to me and how much I love him and will always be a part of me. Bill was the truly one of a kind, the smartest, sweetest, loving and most admirable man and a hero to us all. I am so lucky to have all the memories that I will cherish and hold in my heart forever....Thinking about you all and love you all very much. Love, Lori & Ali

Leah Mills

October 19, 2016

Sending you love from Alabama.. Leah

Leah Mills

October 19, 2016

Uncle Bill what can I say, you have touched my life more than you will ever know... I'm going to miss all the conversations we had & the ones we would of had if I stayed in Jersey just a little while longer. The one thing I still remember you telling me is "to watch the tree grow".. I'm so sorry I am not going to be able to come to your memorial but I want you to know you'll never be forgotten & FOREVER in my heart... Aunt Paula I love you & so wish I could be there for you & the rest of the family... I love you Uncle Bill so very much... Say hello to Grandma & Grandpa's for me