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Ralph Howard Borland

Ralph Howard Borland, 91, of Orange City, FL, passed away Aug. 3, 2010, at Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, Orange City. 

Born Feb. 15, 1919 in Dellroy, he was the eldest of six boys of the late George and Verna Borland,

He was raised and worked on the family farm until he entered the US Army in March 1941.  He served during World War II until his discharge in September 1945.  Following active service, he made his home in Edison, NJ, until his retirement from the Carborundum Company in 1980.  He was married to Jane Deter of Perth Amboy, NJ, from 1946 until her death in 1959.  In 1963, he married Estelle Larson, of Perth Amboy, NJ, who passed away in 2004.

Ralph was an active member of the Florida Hospital, Fish Memorial Auxiliary with over 3,000 hours of volunteer service.  He was best known for greeting visitors and hospital staff, offering rides from the parking lot to the hospital entrance on his golf cart.  He was also an active member of the Volusia County Baptist Church, Orange City, always warmly greeting members with a smile while serving as an usher.

He is survived by his daughters, Gail Borland of Orange City, FL, and Susan Donlan of Summit, NJ; brothers, Ray Borland of New Harrisburg and Wilbur Borland of Orange City, FL, and numerous nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by brothers, Joe, Donald and Lester Borland.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Volusia County Baptist Church, Orange City or Hospice of Volusia/Flagler.   A memorial service was held Aug. 7 at Volusia County Baptist Church in Orange City, FL.

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