OBITUARY

Mieczyslaw "Mitch" Borowiecki

September 24, 1922March 18, 2019
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Mieczyslaw “Mitch” Borowiecki, 96, of Springfield, passed away on Monday March 18, 2019 at St Joseph’s Home. He was born on September 24, 1922 in Jasionna, Poland, a small village in south central Poland to Weronika(Tarnowska) and Tomasz Borowiecki. During World War II, Mieczyslaw fought in the Polish underground. Having survived the war, he studied Engineering and received his Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from the Politechnika Warszawska (Warsaw Polytechnic). After graduation he worked as a professor at Warsaw Polytechnic teaching Engineering until he secured a travel visa to the U.S. in 1971. Mitch and his young son, Tomasz settled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he remarried his Polish sweetheart, Barbara Zakrzewska Borowiecki (preceded in death March 18, 2016). He worked as a Mechanical Engineer until he retired. After retirement, Mitch and Barbara relocated to Rochester, IL to enjoy their family and grandchildren. Mitch loved the outdoors especially gardening, fishing and hunting. He was an avid horseman and during Christmas season he hitched his horse to a sleigh and, dressed as Santa Claus, delivered small gifts to the neighborhood children. Mitch and Barbara were active members of the Church of St. Jude in Rochester, IL. Mr. Borowiecki is survived by his son, Dr. Tomasz W. Borowiecki and his wife (Sandra W. Borowiecki) of Rochester and two Grandchildren: Andrew J. Borowiecki (Milwaukee, WI) and Rebecca S. Borowiecki (Austin, TX) Services are under the direction of Bisch Funeral Home West, Springfield. A visitation will be held from 9:30-10:30am followed immediately by a Funeral Mass on Friday March 29, 2019 at the Church of St. Jude, 633 South Walnut in Rochester, IL. Burial will be private at St. Adalbert Cemetery in Milwaukee, WI Memorial contributions may be made to St Joseph Home of Springfield. Please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at www.bischfuneralhomewest.com where tributes and condolences may be left for the family.

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Mieczyslaw "Mitch" Borowiecki

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John Galer

March 27, 2019

To the Borowiecki family,

Our condolences on your loss. Your father’s life’s story is inspiring.

John and Sue Galer

Alvera and Ronald Knox

March 26, 2019

Dr. Borowiecki and family,

We send our condolences upon the loss of your loved one.

Sincerely,
Alvera and Ronald Knox

Eric Stark

March 26, 2019

Doc,
I did not know your Father but I know you. From the many years I have known you through your work, I figure your Dad must have been a real fine man as he certainly raised you properly. My sincere condolences to you during this time. I lost my Father not long ago and I know the various feelings and reflections. All the best to you and your family. God be with you.

Eric Stark

Joseph & Jill Hardy

March 25, 2019

Tom & Sandy,

We were sorry to hear of your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. What in interesting life he lived. May he rest in peace.

Pat Webber

March 25, 2019

Doc, Sandy,
I shared YMCA water aerobic classes with your father years ago, before my first hip replacement. He was recovering from a shoulder surgery, and was so pleased-- and PROUD of you,
your surgical skills, his lovely daughter in law, and his wonderful grandchildren. It was fun and uplifting to hear his joy in you all.
What a great guy!
Sorry for your loss. Glad for his life,

Pat Webber
Rochester

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Biography

Mieczyslaw “Mitch” Borowiecki, 96, of Springfield, passed away on Monday March 18, 2019 at St Joseph’s Home. He was born on September 24, 1922 in Jasionna, Poland, a small village in south central Poland to Weronika(Tarnowska) and Tomasz Borowiecki. During World War II, Mieczyslaw fought in the Polish underground. Having survived the war, he studied Engineering and received his Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from the Politechnika Warszawska (Warsaw Polytechnic). After graduation he worked as a professor at Warsaw Polytechnic teaching Engineering until he secured a travel visa to the U.S. in 1971.
Mitch and his young son, Tomasz settled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he remarried his Polish sweetheart, Barbara Zakrzewska Borowiecki (preceded in death March 18, 2016). He worked as a Mechanical Engineer until he retired.
After retirement, Mitch and Barbara relocated to Rochester, IL to enjoy their family and grandchildren. Mitch loved the outdoors especially gardening, fishing and hunting. He was an avid horseman and during Christmas season he hitched his horse to a sleigh and, dressed as Santa Claus, delivered small gifts to the neighborhood children. Mitch and Barbara were active members of the Church of St. Jude in Rochester, IL.
Mr. Borowiecki is survived by his son, Dr. Tomasz W. Borowiecki and his wife (Sandra W. Borowiecki) of Rochester and two Grandchildren: Andrew J. Borowiecki (Milwaukee, WI) and Rebecca S. Borowiecki (Austin, TX)
Services are under the direction of Bisch Funeral Home West, Springfield. A visitation will be held from 9:30-10:30am followed immediately by a Funeral Mass on Friday March 29, 2019 at the Church of St. Jude, 633 South Walnut in Rochester, IL. Burial will be private at St. Adalbert Cemetery in Milwaukee, WI Memorial contributions may be made to St Joseph Home of Springfield.
Please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at www.bischfuneralhomewest.com where tributes and condolences may be left for the family.