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Steven Thomas Borland, aged 59, of Kenansville, FL, died June 15, 2010, of complications from a bone marrow transplant, at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL. 

Born Aug. 7, 1950, in Jersey City, NJ, he was the son of John Earl Borland and Helen Eloise (nee Freudenberg) Borland-Brindley.  John was the son of Weldon Earl Borland, late of Akron, and Elizabeth Marie (Forbes) Borland-Tripp, late of Leesville.  Helen was the daughter of Arthur Oscar and Maria Elisabeth (Winblad) Freudenberg, late of Jersey City.

Steven graduated from William L. Dickenson High School in Jersey City, 1968.  He served in the United States Army from 1969 through 1970.  He was stationed in Kansas, Oklahoma and Germany during the Vietnam War, and was honorably discharged.  He received a National Defense Service medal.  He then earned an associates degree in Business Administration, around 1980, from the County College of Morris in Randolph, NJ.  He worked for the United Parcel Service for most of his adult life, starting out as a clerk, and ultimately supervising several plants in New Jersey and New York. 

In his life, he enjoyed fishing and had a boat on Lake Marian.  He enjoyed taking cruises, and had taken trips to Thailand and Kenya, among other locations, with his family.  When his children were young, Steven took his family on annual fishing trips to Ontario with his grandfather Weldon Borland.  Steven was a Baptist by faith, and was an active member of the First Missionary Baptist Church in Kenansville.

He was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia in 1999.  He eventually was cured of this ailment, thanks to a bone marrow transplant from his donor Nicole Prouty, of China Springs, TX, in 2006.  Steven lived an additional four years as a result of the transplant, although he ultimately died of complications.

He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Borland, of Malabar, FL, whom he was married for 34 years; sons, Kevin (Thidawan) Borland of Arlington, VA, and Steven Thomas (Carrie) Borland, Jr., of Milford, PA; brothers, Michael Joseph Borland of Chico, CA, and John Earl Borland, Jr., of Williams, OR; his uncle, Jeffrey James Borland, of Mansfield; his step-mother Geraldine Borland of Dover; step-siblings Emmett Van Deusen in Minnesota, and Karen Smith in West Virginia, and one step-grandson Jaras Chaimueangchuen, by his son Kevin.

A graveside service was held June 19 at Leesville Cemetery in Carroll County with Rev. Milo Baker officiating.  There will be a memorial the following weekend in New Jersey.  Call Kevin Borland (571) 275-4349 for information.  To leave an online condolence, please visit www.baxtergardner.com.  Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home at Sherrodsville handled arrangements.

 

 


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