OBITUARY

Terry Bork

October 28, 1939April 14, 2018
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TERRY BORK

On Saturday, April 14, 2018, Terry Bork of Silver Spring, Maryland. Beloved wife of the late George Bork; mother of Beth (Keith), Mickey (Cindy), John (Tina) and Doug; also survived by 13 grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home, 11800 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 20, 2018 at The Church of the Resurrection, 3315 Greencastle Road, Burtonsville, Maryland. Private interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Blessed John Paul II Seminary, 145 Taylor St. NE, Washington, D.C. 20017, or Office of Evangelization (Archdiocese of Washington), P.O. Box 29260, Washington, D.C. 20017-0260, or Georgetown University Lombardi Cancer Center, Harris Building - Office of Gift Administration, 3300 Whitehaven St. NW Suite 3000, Washington, D.C. 20007, or Gilchrist Hospice Services, 5537 Twin Knolls Rd. Suite 434, Columbia, MD 21045.

Please view and sign the family guestbook at www.hinesrinaldifuneralhome.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Gabino Valdiviez, Father
  • Francisca (Bernal) Valdiviez, Mother
  • George Bork, Husband
  • Terry is survived by her children Beth (Keith), Mickey (Cindy), John (Tina) and Doug; as well as her 13 grandchildren.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, April 19, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, April 20, 2018
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Tootie & Harry (Benninghoven)- MARQUART

April 19, 2018

Precious Terry & I first became acquainted in 1992 when we met at a local Church in Silver Spring,
MD. We supported our friend in all her endviors. It was always so endearing to hear her speak of her love of the Lord and love of her husband & children . Over the years of working with Terry, we also had the honor of knowing & working with her youngest son Doug. May the Lord bless & hold tightly to the Bork family, one & all. Love & prayers,
Pastors Tootie & Harry Marquart.

Stella Arah

April 19, 2018

Terry & I shared the same pew at daily masses at the Church of the Resurrection in Burtonsville for a several years. I also visited with her on a number of occasions. In all the times I was opportuned to spend with her, I saw a woman with unwavering faith in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Even in the face of health challenges, she stood firm and glorified the Lord at all times. My prayer for her and her family is the peace and comfort of our Lord which surpasses everything.

Rest In Peace, Terry.

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Biography

Maria Teresita (Terry) de Jesus Valdiviez was born to Gabino and M. Francisca Valdiviez on October 28, 1939 in Brownsville, Texas. She had three brothers (Johnny, Valdemar, and Gabino Jr.) and two sisters (Nellie and Selia). Her parents instilled in her values of church, family, and hard work. She honored these values throughout her life keeping in contact with her many relatives and their families across the United States.
After high school, she decided to pursue opportunities that would allow her to move out of the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. She scored a near perfect score on the civil service exam and accepted a job in Washington, DC working at the Pentagon in their secretarial pool. She arrived in Washington DC in the spring of 1960. Both she and her late husband George attended St. Matthew’s Cathedral in Washington, DC and met while attending the church’s Young Adults Club. After dating for two years, they married on June 13, 1964.
Shortly after being married, George and Terry moved to an apartment in Riverdale, Maryland and attended St. Bernard’s Catholic Church. While attending church there, she met one of her closest friends, Alice Escalante. She and Alice enjoyed a friendship for more than 50 years until Terry’s passing.
Between 1966 and 1974, George and Terry had four children- Beth, Mickey, John, and Doug. During this period, they moved to Silver Spring, Maryland near Burtonsville. The school of choice for the children was St. Bernadette’s, although Doug attended schools in the Montgomery County Public School System to receive special education services. To help afford the tuition, Terry began teaching adult education classes in Montgomery and Prince George's Counties. This led to a career of nearly twenty years instructing students on skills in sewing, cake decorating, gingerbread house, and candy making. While she enjoyed sharing her talents in all these areas, she was particularly skilled in cake decorating. Ultimately, she began taking orders to make wedding cakes and other fancy cakes. Some weekends our kitchen and dining room tables were so full of cakes, we had nowhere to eat.
As the children got older, Terry went back to work as a secretary during the day while teaching in the evening. Instead of seeking a government position, she accepted church/synagogue secretarial positions. Eventually, she ended her teaching career and began filling her free time with participation in faith-based organizations, attending classes at Catholic University and Trinity University, and volunteering with the National Park Service working in President’s Park. She also served as an elected official with the Montgomery County Republican Party.
Even as a child, Terry dreamed of seeing the world. Over the last thirty years of her life, Terry traveled the world to attend Catholic conferences where she led seminars and spoke at conferences on the importance of prayer. These included trips to Mexico, South America, Europe, and Asia. She was particularly fond of the people in Poland, Lithuania, and Hungary.
For twenty four years, she was known as “Oma” (German for grandma) to her 13 grandchildren. She relished dropping in on those that lived in Maryland or going out to eat with them on a whim. She and George visited her grandchildren in Wyoming frequently and toured the Rocky Mountains and the Black Hills with them. She also introduced her children and grandchildren to family throughout the country.
Terry’s favorite scripture verse was Proverbs 3: 5-6 which says, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He will direct thy paths.” The unexpected death of her husband in 2012, living with cancer and other chronic medical issues, and other challenges in life never caused Terry to waiver from her steadfast trust in her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Terry led a faith-centered life. As an infant, Terry was baptized on April 14, 1940 beginning her spiritual journey on earth. That journey ended on April 14, 2018 when she was welcomed into God’s heavenly kingdom. What a blessing and a symbol of peace to her family to show us that even when we do not see things clearly, God is sovereign and has all things under control.