I can’t tell you how heartbreaking it is knowing he is gone. I have many fond memories of John, fishing at your home, and one before you were even born–I tried to trick him in a Pepsi-Coke taste test, and of course Uncle John was right. I just knew that afternoon at Mom and Dads that I had him fooled.Many weekend and holiday times come to mind. I am glad he is no longer in pain and finally at peace. I love you guys more than you know and rest in peace Uncle John.
We had a lot of good times in the last several years. You were a good friend to talk to and ask advice. You seen most of my kids come into this world and I would share my stories of them with you. We’ve watched many a ballgame together. The Browns always struggling but you where with them. The Indians being close but not quite there. You were with them. We seen a couple Buckeye championships together. I’m going to miss you and our get together swatching sports or just talking about life. We didn’t always see eye to eye. But we got along like brothers. Fly high my friend I will always think of you when your teams are on or when I see a big game. I love ya buddy and we will watch a ballgame later down the road. RIP JB-
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John M. Borrell, 65, of Valparaiso, Indiana passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2018 in his home. He was born October 22, 1952 in Akron, Ohio to the late Herman and Helen (Muzik) Borrell.
John was an avid golfer and had a great love for sports. He was a die-hard fan of the Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Indians, and The Ohio State Buckeyes. He opened Bobick’s Discount Golf, the first retail golf store in Valparaiso, Indiana in 1984.
He is survived by his daughter, Linsey Borrell and grandson, Brayden Borrell of Valparaiso, Indiana, and siblings: Jim (Tammy) Borrell, Brian (Susan) Borrell, Maryellen (Gary) Callahan, Carol (Glenn) Warnick, and Lisa (Jeff) Fetherston, all of Akron, Ohio. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and his former wife and friend, Susie Borrell. John was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Tom Borrell.
The family would like to thank John’s nurse, Sonja, of Heritage Hospice, as well as his four caregivers: Katie, Moe, Savannah, and Shian.
At John’s request there will be no visitation. Condolences may be made online at www.sunsetevansville.com
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