David Borst '64

David Borst '64David H. Borst entered the Chapter Eternal on January 22, 2013, at the Sunnyside Care Center in Syracuse, New York, after a losing-yet-courageous battle with cancer. He was 69.

Dave was born in Syracuse, March 11, 1943, to G. Herbert and Marian Borst. Despite a bout with polio, Dave enjoyed a childhood filled with a love of camping, being named "YMCA Camper of the Year." He also had a lifelong love of baseball, starting by playing Little League and ending with the frustrating, fun league of fantasy baseball. He especially loved the NY Yankees and often talked about going to the Don Larson World Series game with his dad.

Dave enjoyed gardening: planting vegetables and beautiful tulips. He appreciated the earth and worked at the National Center for Appropriate Technology in Butte, MT, during the early '80s, developing alternative energy sources before it became the vogue. David also worked for many years at the Syracuse Human Rights Commission and Syracuse Plastics. Many of David's childhood and adult friends remained in touch throughout their lives.

Dave attended Nottingham High School, transferring in his junior year to Mt. Herman Prep School in Massachusetts, where he played on the football team. He attended Denison before transferring to Syracuse University as a sophomore, earning a BA and master's degree from the Maxwell School.

Dave developed many friends through his years of association with AA. He spent the past decade of his life helping others overcome addictions as a counselor, most recently with Syracuse Behavior Health Center until March 2012, when he retired because of his illness.

David was survived by his son in Syracuse, Max Borst (Sarah), and his grandchildren Josh, Brayden, Simon and Chloe; as well as his loving daughter, Leslie Marie Borst.

All honor to his name.

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