Edward John Borsuk, 89, a 59-year resident of Clarendon Hills, died on April 11, 2022.
He is survived by his wife, Anna (Kubecka), daughters Kathy Borsuk (Gary Lightbourne) and Karen McCoy (Peter Zukis) and son Mark Borsuk (Amy Gladfelter); brother-in-law Paul Kubecka; grandchildren Colleen (Jeremy) Williams, Cale (Kristal Guevera) McCoy, Sebastian Borsuk and Stella Borsuk; great-grandchildren Tina Williams and Lily Guevera.
A funeral service will be held at 1 PM on Friday, April 15 at Christ Lutheran Church, Route 83 and 55th St, Clarendon Hills, followed by a private family interment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Forest Park.
Ed was the first officially licensed beekeeper in Clarendon Hills, and many relatives, friends, and neighbors enjoyed the fruits of “his girls’ ” labors. He always wanted to sail around the world, but compromised with his small sailboat Argus and in later years, a hand-built remote control model. He also loved to bike and hike; two highlights were trips to Provence, France and the Swiss Alps. At home, he enjoyed making wood carvings, whirligigs, birdhouses, and many interesting crafts for his grandchildren and garden. He was one of the longest serving Christ Lutheran Church grass cutters, using a tractor in the early years! Ed was an avid “do it yourselfer” and could fix almost anything with tools and parts amassed in his basement workshop.
Ed’s word was his bond; honesty and integrity his basic values. He loved life and God. He was a role model to his children and grandchildren, and will be sorely missed by all.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Bee Conservancy, thebeeconservancy.org.
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