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Carlton Bordis
  • November 01, 1919
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  • April 04, 2019

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Obituary

Carlton J. Bordis, age 99 of Ormond Beach, Fl, passed away on April 4, 2019. He will be remembered by most who knew him as a gentleman, and a gentle man. Carl was born in Johnstown on November 1, 1919 to the late William and Ella Bordis. He married Muriel Schumann in 1942 and had 3 sons, Jack, James and William.

He enlisted in the United States Navy during WWII serving our country on the USS Topeka.

He worked most of his working life at The Johnstown Knitting Mill Co. in Johnstown, NY starting out as a sewing machine mechanic and working his way up to Production Manager, and eventually as plant manager for 2 sister locations.

Carl was an avid carver, carving and painting his carvings during his retirement was a great source of relaxation for him. He could often be found sitting in the Florida sun whittling away on his latest project.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years Nancy Bordis, sons, Jack Bordis of Panguitch Utah, and Jim Bordis (Paula) of Rotterdam, NY. Daughter-in-law Anne Marie Bordis, Step children Richard Henderson (Sally) of N. Tonawanda, NY, Jane Delair (Mike) Homer NY, Catherine Camardello (Thomas) of West Monroe, N.Y . He was also survived by grandsons James and Joshua, granddaughter Dana, step-grandchildren Tommy, Nicole, Amy, Jeremiah, and Jamie. And many great grandchildren.

Carlton was predeceased by his son William Bordis, 2 brothers Richard and Paul and 3 sisters, Marion Hayward, Dorothy Dunn and Eleanor Cook.

A military service will take place at Saratoga National cemetery sometime in the coming weeks.

Our family would appreciate hearing any stories about my Dad, short or long, remembrances or encounters would all be appreciated at baldwincremation.com.

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  1. 31 May 2019
    Carolyn says:
    So sorry to hear about your Dad. I have wonderful memories of visiting your home with my parents. There was always a welcome mat out for us. There were great cookouts in the backyard and fun times at the lake. I thought that it was so neat that you lived next door to your grandparents and they were always active in the cookouts also. You probably don't remember much from those visits since you were little.I know that my parents really cared for your family. And my Mom enjoyed her visits to see your Dad in Florida. She has a picture on her refrigerator from when she last visited him. So glad that he had such a long and full life.

  2. 10 May 2019
    jerry d wager says:
    So sorry for your loss Jim

  3. 10 May 2019
    jerry d wager lit a candle:
    Lit since May 10, 2019 at 5:13:03 AM

  4. 08 May 2019
    Catherine Camardello says:
    I talked with Dad every nite about events of the day or look something up for him on the computer or tell him my frustrations of the day or tease my mom about something. He would soothe my ruffled feathers and present another point of view or tell me a story of how he handled a similar situation and give me something to think about before I acted. I cannot put into words how much I miss those conversations

  5. 08 May 2019
    Jeff Wittmann says:
    I remember meeting your dad many years ago when I was just a young boy. My family owned JRick Knitting. Carlton was a friend of my Grandfather Fred Scheaffel. He always teased my grandfather for not letting me eat cookies for breakfast. ( which is what Carlton and Grandpa would do on break with a cup of coffee) My condolences to the family.

  6. 08 May 2019
    theresa buchner says:
    Cart, was a very good friend of my Dad, Wheaties Buchner. I have many fond memories of Cart at the Cungamunk Club. Cart's connection to the Dunn Family kept us all close, as we are also related.
    So very sorry for your loss. A profound loss to all that knew him,

  7. 07 May 2019
    James Bordis II says:
    My dad wrote in my grandfather’s obituary that he will be remembered as, “a gentleman and a gentle man,” and this is simply the most accurate description of my grandfather that anyone could make. I never knew him to be anything different.

    When I was little, he would offer his hand to shake and then slip a folded five dollar bill into my palm with a wink and smile. I will never forget that gesture.

    He would talk about situations that he found himself in or conversations that he was a part of and chuckle warmly at a witty comment that he had made. There was often some humor or anecdote to his stories.

    When I was older, he made me an absolutely fantastic Manhattan and I regret not asking him for his recipe as I have not yet met a bartender who can make one quite so good.

    I did not get to see my grandfather as often as I would have liked, but I am glad for the times that I did get to spend with him as a child and as an adult. I’m sad that I won’t get to hear that warm chuckle again and I’m fairly certain that I won’t ever be completely satisfied with a Manhattan.

  8. 07 May 2019
    Janet Parillo (Street) says:
    I am so sorry for your loss.

  9. 07 May 2019
    Teresa Scilipote says:
    Jim, I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Keeping you, Paula and your family in my prayers.

  10. 05 May 2019
    Joshua Bordis says:
    I absolutely love the photo on this page. It perfectly matches my memory of him from when I was a kid. He looks so distinguished and kind. He looks like he either just did or was about to make a quick funny quip to the photographer and then give them a wink. He could wink with the best of them, and though he was soft spoken for most of the time that I can remember, he could bring a smile to a stranger’s face with just a few words.

    Grandpa had the best stories, too. I bet he had a story about coming to take this photo. I’m sitting here just crying thinking about him probably telling that story to someone and how I’ll never hear it directly from him. I hope that someday I’m as good a story teller as he was.

    I hope that more people will leave stories and memories here so that I can pass them on to my kids. They never had the opportunity to meet their great grandfather, but I’d love for them to get to know him through others, especially my youngest, Austin Carlton Bordis.

  11. 05 May 2019
    Paula Bordis says:
    I was so fortunate to have Carl for a Father in Law for the last 14 years. My husband Jim is an incredible man and after meeting Carl it was crystal clear who Jim got his kindness, gentleness and integrity from. Carl was an exceptional, father and man. I will miss hearing the many interesting stories from a life well lived. In the last months of his life, I was struck whenever I saw him by his generous spirit, life seemed to be very difficult for him in his advanced years and yet he would ask me questions about what I was doing and how I was doing with genuine interest and caring. I will miss him.

  12. 03 May 2019
    Jim Bordis says:
    Part of the healing process will be reading how my Dad was remembered, I look forward to hearing from anyone who remembers him.
    Thank you,
    Jim Bordis