Robert G. Borst, 1922-2014
Robert G. Borst, born November 1, 1922, longtime resident of Laurel, MD, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family on April 16, 2014. Robert served as a navigator-bombardier in the United States Army Air Corp during WWII. He was shot down over Holland during his 13th mission on August 15, 1944. After saving the life of the nose gunner by releasing his hatch door and enabling the gunner to escape, Robert parachuted to enemy-controlled ground. Robert was assisted and kept safe by the Dutch Underground until he was liberated by a Canadian Unit on April 13, 1945.
Robert was employed by American Instrument and later ElectroTherm, a division of Baxter Laboratories. He retired in June of 1988.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, James and Jennie Borst of New York, brothers Douglass Borst & Gordon Borst, son Brian Borst, grandson Christopher Borst, and son-in-law Terrance Donegan.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Eileen Borst; daughters: Diana Donegan, Christine Richardson, and Suzanne DiNenna; daughter-in-law: Chris Borst; sons-in-law: Eddie Richardson and Patrick DiNenna; 11 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren.
If desired memorial donations may be made to:
Wounded Warriors Project
1350 Dorsey Road, Suite G
Hanover, Maryland 21076
USO Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore Bethesda Center for Wounded & Injured
Attn. Pam Horton
4565 Taylor Rd Bldg 83
Bethesda, MD 20889