Saying farewell to Bob Borowick |

Saying farewell to Bob Borowick

by Kurt Hildebrand

A celebration of life is 1 p.m. Saturday at Sharkey’s for long-time Gardnerville resident Bob Borowick.

I met Bob when his wife, Debby, worked as typesetter and production manager at The Record-Courier for years when I was here back in the early ’90s.

When I came back in 2004, I would get a note from him, or a phone call about something that was in the paper, and even a couple of letters over the years. I always enjoyed our talks, whether they were here or in Raley’s where I would see him shopping.

Bob was a big guy in stature and he had a big heart. He was a reader, which made our conversations pretty interesting.

Bob managed his brother’s machine shop, Douglas Auto Machine, through 2008. In addition to Debby, he is survived by brother Larry and sister-in-law Robbie Borowick.

From the last time we talked, he was looking for a nice place to retire. Debby said he enjoyed birdwatching, music, the dogs, engines, rockhounding, and riding around in the old RV.

Bob died of liver cancer at the age of 63 on Dec. 22, 83 days after his diagnosis.

Donations in Bob’s name can be made to the American Cancer Society.

Debby asks that anyone interested in attending call 265-2184 and leave a message.

Gardnerville artist Nancy Ryan has been selected by the California Watercolor Association to exhibit 19 textile art quilts in their new show “Serenity” that will run through March 25 at Gallery Concord, 1765 Galindo St., Concord, Calif. The gallery’s open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday.

Nancy won the peoples choice award at the Carson Valley Art Association show for her work “Winter in Elko” in December.

Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at 782-5121, ext. 215.