Goodbye Paul Borusiewicz
Goodbye Paul Borusiewicz
by Brian Coll
We’re including the official obituary, but that doesn’t tell the whole story, and honestly neither will this, because there was far too much for any of us to write or say about Mr. Paul Borusiewicz. For some reason in my mind there is always a football field in the background when I think about him or recall time spent with him over the years. I know there are a couple of generations of men who can thank him for his dedication to the sport of football. As my dad Jack and I found out the news yesterday we started to talk about him, I know we were both saddened when we heard the news, almost like a punch to the gut. I thought of his sons that are around my age, and their kids and the time they had with him. My dad Jack shook his head and said that it was the end of an era in Conshohocken and Plymouth Whitemarsh football. He named a few other guys that had a similar impact and dedication to the sport, I don’t want to take away from Paul, but if you’ve been around long enough you’ll know some of the guys we were talking about.
There is a difference between a coach and a great coach, the great ones make those around them and under them better. I know he was a great coach and an even better man. Every organization he touched was left better after he was gone than before he got there, he had a special touch to those things he helped with. Not only did players become better under him, those same players learned the values of team work and they all became better as a group, not just a few star players. Although he did raise a few star players and I know no words here can comfort the family. We’re thinking of you, he was a special man and we were lucky to have him in our community and lives as long as we did. I know there is a football field up there and while I am in no hurry to get there when I do I know there will be a hell of a game going on.
The following is the official obituary:
Obituary of Paul E. Borusiewicz
Paul E. Borusiewicz, 69, of Blue Bell, PA passed away on Thursday, June 7, 2018.
He was born in Norristown, PA on October 7, 1948.
Paul was very proud of his Conshohocken roots and he was in the last class at St. Matthew’s High School and wore his ring proudly.
He had a love and passion for coaching and playing football. He was always most proud on the sideline watching his sons and grandsons playing the game that he cherished.
He served in the US Marines.
He worked as a civil engineer.
His final days were spent at Brandywine Senior Suites where the staff cared for him as if he were their own family. Paul’s family would like to thank Brandywine and Kinder Hospice for taking such wonderful care of him.
Son of the late Joseph B. & Kathleen ( McCann ) Borusiewicz.
Survivors include his
Wife: Georgene (Robertson) Borusiewicz, Blue Bell, PA;
Son: Jason (& Stephanie) Borusiewicz, Whitpain, PA;
Son: Paul (& Jen) Borusiewicz, Conshohocken, PA;
Son: Michael (& Jackie) Borusiewicz, South Carolina;
Step Son: Ed (& Colleen) Moore, Naples, FL;
Step Daughter: Malinda (& Domenic) Procaccino, Plymouth Meeting, PA;
Step Daughter: Gena (& Joe) Bussell, Plymouth Meeting, PA;
and Brother: Tracy Borusiewicz, California.
Also survived by 16 grandchildren, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends who he loved deeply.
Along with his parents he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Kurt Borusiewicz & Mark Borusiewicz.
His Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 10:30 AM from the St. Matthew’s RC Church, Third & Fayette Streets, Conshohocken, PA 19428.
Fr. J. Thomas Heron will be officiating.
Friends may call on Monday evening June 11, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM & Tuesday, Jun 12, 2018 from 9:00 to 10:00 AM
at the Moore, Snear & Ruggiero Funeral Home, 300 Fayette Street, Conshohocken, PA 19428.
Interment will be private in St. Benedict’s Cemetery, Conshohocken, PA.
Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to: Plymouth – Whitemarsh High School Football Program, 201 East Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462.