Joseph L. Borowitz
December 19, 1932 - September 27, 2020
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Dr. Joseph Leo Borowitz, 87, of West Lafayette, IN, went home to be with the Lord on September 27, 2020 in Shelbyville, IN. Joseph was born in Columbus, Ohio on December 19, 1932, the son of Joseph Peter Borowitz and Anne (Grundei) Borowitz. He was the oldest of four children with his siblings Paul, Rosalind, and…

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Chang-Deng Hu left a message on October 2, 2020:
It is with great pain and sadness to hear the passing of Joe. Joe had been a very hardworking faculty member in RHPH, and we met and chatted for many times and often time over the weekends. His positive attitude in life is influencing many of us personally and professionally. We will surely miss you, Joe!
Margie Crooks left a message on October 1, 2020:
Joe was such a beautiful soul. He was an inspiration in his dedication to the youth at Blessed Sacrament. I always enjoyed discussions with him and the twinkle in his eyes. Eternal Rest Grant unto Him, O Lord...
Deb Ferguson left a message on October 1, 2020:
It has been an honor to have known such a wonderful, kind, and loving brother in Christ for so many years. I was inspired and encouraged by his faith and his love for Jesus. Joe was a fellow catechist, prayer warrior, and wonderful friend. He will be greatly missed by his friends from Blessed Sacrament. My 43 year old son still has his two dollar bill from "Mr.Borowitz" in his Bible. Rest in peace my friend.
Shelley Sterner left a message on October 1, 2020:
So sorry for your loss. We attended church at Blessed Sacrament with him for many years and both of my children enjoyed him as their CCD teacher in the 4th grade. I often helped in his classroom and he was such a wonderful man and enjoyed sharing his faith with the 4th graders. I know he left a great impression on many, many children at Blessed Sacrament. When they would memorize Psalm 23, he would reward them with a $2.00 bill. Both of my children, now 28 and 25, still have their $2.00 bill from Mr. Borowitz. We also enjoyed the book he wrote about teaching 4th grade CCD. Mr. Borowitz was a kind soul and will be missed.
Val Watts left a message on October 1, 2020:
Joe was very special guy who was very supportive of faculty, staff, and students. His love of golf was contagious and his presence will be greatly missed in the pharmacy building. Rest in peace.
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Jeffrey Cassidy left a message on October 1, 2020:
My condolences to the Borowitz Family for the loss of a good man. I did not know Joe personally but I knew his son Jon and his family through growing up with Justin and Bryan. My thoughts and prayers go out to Joe's family and friends as they lay who I'm sure was a great man to rest.
Ned Howell left a message on October 1, 2020:
Our family had the privilege of knowing Joe through Blessed Sacrament Church -- our sons through CCD and all of us through his friendship for many years. He always shared his caring nature and genuine interest with us. We are all better for having known him and will miss seeing him in church. Rest in the arms of the Lord.
Craig Svensson left a message on October 1, 2020:
Joe was a man who was characterized by gentleness and kindness. His concern for students and colleagues was evident to all who knew him. Encountering Joe in the hallway or the sidewalks across campus was always a breath of fresh air. His love for the Lord spilled out in every conversation. I don’t think I ever interacted with Joe without him telling me that he prayed for me regularly. His was a life well-lived, worthy of emulating, and one that will be remembered with great fondness.
Julia Chester left a message on October 1, 2020:
Joe was a very sweet man and always made me feel special and cared for. He used to give me gifts of candy. I will miss seeing him in the Pharmacy Building. Rest in Peace, Joe.
Shiqi Tang left a message on September 30, 2020:
Our department is honored to have Dr. Borowitz. I am a grad student on the same floor that Dr. Borowitz worked on every day, for four years, and he has become the most inspritional person we have met every day in the hallway. He gave us the books he wrote; he printed out inpirational quotes when we felt down; he gave us one candy during every lunch break outside his office, by gently tapping our shoulder; he even gave me the most luxry candy with a congratulations note for me winning T-shirt design competition, while no one was actually willing to buy. He has been so involved in our departmental activities, even like Turkey Run retreat. He was telling us his new exciting findings in Vitamin D toxicity. Our lab misses him, our floor misses him, and our college misses him, but I believe Dr. Borowitz's spirit will keep inspiring us in our future academic career and life.
David Seyler left a message on September 30, 2020:
I am sad to here of Dr. Borowitz passing. As my PhD advisor from 1978-81 his kind manner allowed me to be creative in my thesis project and pursue a path of interest to me. In later years I cherished his faith in action and friendship.
Nancy Davis left a message on September 30, 2020:
My deepest sympathy to the family. Dr. Borowitz was such a nice man. I knew from Blessed Sacrament and while at the Purdue College of Pharmacy.
Lanny Sigo left a message on September 30, 2020:
My condolences to the Borowitz family. Joe was a fellow parishioner, friend, and neighbor many years ago in Bar Barry Heights. A kind man, a gentle voice, spoke with compassion for the Lord and his fellow man. God Bless you Joe, privileged to have crossed paths with you. You have left your mark.
The Berglan Family left a message on September 30, 2020:
Mr. Borowitz is one of the nicest people I have known. He was our son's CCD teacher and would give each kid a $2 bill when they memorized the complete 23rd Psalm. He also rewarded them with animal crackers when giving a correct answer. He will be remembered fondly.
Gary and Tamara Long left a message on September 29, 2020:
We are so sorry for your lose. Your family is in Courtney and Rachel’s thoughts as well.
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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