Alexander "Alex" "Shuby" Borisov, Jr.

November 10, 1953October 10, 2017
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.Chatham, IL-Alexander “Alex”, “Shuby”, Borisov, Jr., 63, of Chatham, passed away at his home, at 1:36 am Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. He was born in Chicago, Nov. 10, 1953 the son of Alexander and Teresa (Liptak) Borisov Sr. His father, and an infant son, Thomas preceded him in death. Alex married Michelle Schmuck in Springfield, June 5, 1982 and she survives. He is also survived by his children: Alexander (Chelsea) Borisov III, of Chatham, IL, Matthew and Joseph Borisov, both of Chicago, and Rachel Borisov of Chatham, IL, his mother, Teresa Borisov of Girard, IL, two brothers, George Borisov of Wisconsin and Dan Borisov of Olathe, KS. A professional musician, Alex was a member of various bands throughout his life, including Picture This, Paula and the Pontiacs, Cicero Slim & the World War III Blues Band, and most recently Harmony Deep. He was well known at “open mic night” at the Curve Inn where he would often perform and accompany his daughter. In addition to his passion for music, Alex also achieved a successful career in sales. He worked for various companies, both large and small. In the past few months, he joined the staff of Bisch Funeral Homes as a family service counselor, assisting families with aftercare and advance planning. Alex was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Chatham. He found great joy sharing his musical talents playing guitar with the worship team there. Visitation: The Borisov family will receive family and friends from 4-7 pm Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 and from 9 am until 9:45 am Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church 700 E. Spruce, Chatham, IL 62629 Service: Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 am Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at the church with Rev. Allen Kemme officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Pawnee, IL. All are invited to a celebration of Alex’s musical life during Open Mic Night at the Curve Inn from 6-10 pm Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 Memorials are suggested to The American Heart Association or the Central Illinois Blues Club. Please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at where tributes and condolences may be left for the family. Bisch and Son Funeral Home is honored to serve the Borisov family. 217-544-5424


  • Visitation Monday, October 16, 2017
  • Visitation Tuesday, October 17, 2017
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Alexander "Alex" "Shuby" Borisov, Jr.

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October 21, 2017

Dear Michelle, on behalf of Ilene & all the Doenges family, please accept our sincere condolences and know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May you find peace and comfort in your faith, and the many happy memories you've shared.

May God bless you and yours.

October 18, 2017

So sad to hear the news of Alex's passing. My heartfelt condolences and prayers to Michelle and family. I worked with Alex at Panasonic. Good guy - lots of memories!! Susan Stach

John, Karen Fleischacker

October 16, 2017

Kurt and family. We are very sorry to here of the passing of your brother in law. Karen and i have your family in our thoughts.

October 16, 2017

I enjoyed watching Alex play the guitar. Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.

Lorrie Cutright Eden

Tim and JoAnn Conrad

October 16, 2017

Tim and I would like to say we both loved knowing Alex and running in to him was always a joy. Alex was so enthusiastic when we would run in to him at music events, and we felt he was kind and caring. Alex had a simple way of helping and made sure he did. We offer our fondest to Michelle and all of the family and his friends as well.

Tim Saterfield

October 15, 2017

My sympathies to your entire family. I shared many good times with Alex in "the old days" with Cicero Slim and the WWIII Band. He was a good band mate - I always said he "knew all the parts". The music mattered to him, he was always tasteful. He had a flair, and he always had a smile. You know all this. All the comments you have received reflect how many were touched by his life. RIP Alex.

Kevin Toelle

October 15, 2017

I still can't believe my great friend Alex is gone. He was a sweet, talented, and wonderful man blessed with a great sense of humor. A true artist, family man, and friend. Deepest condolences to Michelle and the kids. No one who ever met Alex was not touched in a powerfully positive way. See you on the other side, my buddy.

Donna Hopwood

October 15, 2017

Michelle and family ,
My heart hurts for you guys . Alex was a great guy who loved his family and his music very much. I always thought it was really great how close your family is to one another . Everyone seems so happy and interested in what the rest of the family is doing . Every time I saw Alex he was smiling and when you saw him smile you just had to smile back , you couldnt help it . I loved to hear him play his guitar , and wish I had gotten to hear him play more . He beamed when the kids would perform , you could tell that he was so proud of them . Im so happy I have gotten to know and be around your family all these years . Im sorry for your loss , Alex will be missed by many .
Hugs and much love to you all ❤
Donna Hopwood

Jo Hohimer

October 15, 2017

Dear Michelle and family,
I am deeply saddened by Alex's passing. He was such a kind and gentle soul. Always smiling and enjoying life. We have some wonderful musical memories of him with our church band! There is a Light', Jesus on the Mainline,' Moses Groan and Grumble', and I Dreamt there was no war' to name a few. God blessed him with a magical gift.
Please know I am praying for all of you and I know Alex is watching you all from heaven.

Christine Cox

October 14, 2017

Rest in peace, my dear ex brother in law. You were wonderful and vital and I'm glad I got to spend time with you.

Michelle and family, I am so deeply sorry for your great loss. Alex was taken much too soon. May happy memories give you comfort and peace in the days ahead. Love to all.