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In loving memory of
Robert E Borstelmann
  • July 16, 1929
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  • February 16, 2017

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Obituary

Robert E. Borstelmann, 87, of New Smyrna Beach, passed away on February 16, 2017, at the Halifax Hospice of Edgewater, after a long fight with Leukemia.  Born at home, in Brooklyn, on July 16, 1929, to Ethel Munckenbeck Chapin and Joseph Borstelmann, he came to this area from North Babylon, NY, in the late 1980’s.  He always said “New Smyrna Beach – welcome to Paradise!”  Bob proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.  Drafted only two weeks after his wedding, to his beautiful bride Grace Hengartner, they were happily married for 66 years.  They never had a fight and were best of friends.  A proud Banker for many years, he retired as Executive VP of Extebank, in Stonybrook, NY.  He was a member of the Kiwanis, the Rotary and very active with the Boy Scouts of America.  He loved traveling, camping, golf, board games and cards and lived life to the fullest, “Hookin’ Bull and Roll on 28!!”  He was so very proud of his four children Jan, Steve, Gary and Jim and would brag about all of them to every doctor, nurse and medical technician!  He doted on his darling granddaughters, Erin, Kerrigrace and Tara, “The Terrific Three”.  He is also survived by son-in-laws Charlie McGoey and Michael Litchfield, daughter-in-law Terri Lauria, brother and sister-in laws Charles Hengartner and Alicia Hubbard, and nieces Mari and Nancy Borstelmann.  A Mass and Memorial Service will be held at Our Lady Star of the Sea, 4000 S. Atlantic Ave, New Smyrna Beach, on February 27, at 1 pm.  Visit www.baldwincremation.com for more information and to sign the guestbook.


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  1. 26 Feb 2017
    Janice McGoey says:
    Watch Dad performing "Stayin' Alive" on our cruise in September!
    Always the showman!!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wa4rLa6-v1E&feature=youtu.be

  2. 23 Feb 2017
    Jim Colwell lit a candle:
    Lit since February 23, 2017 at 2:58:53 AM

  3. 22 Feb 2017
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    Lit since February 22, 2017 at 2:30:13 PM

  4. 22 Feb 2017
    Bob and Ollie lit a candle:
    Lit since February 22, 2017 at 2:15:47 PM

  5. 21 Feb 2017
    chris nardone says:
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  6. 21 Feb 2017
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    Lit since February 21, 2017 at 2:56:01 AM

  7. 20 Feb 2017
    Marion & Bill Stark says:
    He was always to bright and cheery ~ just like his children. He will be missed by all who knew him.

  8. 20 Feb 2017
    Marion & Bill Stark lit a candle:
    Lit since February 20, 2017 at 2:11:06 PM

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    Marion & Bill Stark lit a candle:
    Lit since February 20, 2017 at 2:10:38 PM

  10. 20 Feb 2017
    JoAnne and Ken Laub says:
    The world will never be the same without you Uncle Bob- My GodFather. Every memory of you makes me smile.

  11. 20 Feb 2017
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    Lit since February 20, 2017 at 2:29:26 PM

  12. 20 Feb 2017
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    Lit since February 20, 2017 at 2:31:47 PM

  13. 20 Feb 2017
    Kevin Wooff says:
    Sorry to hear your sad news Steve and having just lost a brother I know what you must be feeling. Our thoughts are with you from across the pond.

  14. 20 Feb 2017
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    Lit since February 20, 2017 at 2:33:25 AM

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    Lit since February 20, 2017 at 2:20:15 AM

  16. 20 Feb 2017
    Patti says:
    So sorry to the entire Borstelmann family. I never saw the man without a smile on his face and the love he had for his family showing on every bit of his person. RIP

  17. 19 Feb 2017
    Marguerite Volonts says:
    Bob was the most enthusiastic person I've ever met. He made each of his children successful with his wonderful support and loving presence in their lives.

  18. 19 Feb 2017
    Debi Broll lit a candle:
    Lit since February 19, 2017 at 2:45:04 PM

  19. 19 Feb 2017
    Patricia Murphy posted an image:
    Sir Bob & the family that he was sooo proud of, Mother's Day 2013.  He will be so missed...
    Sir Bob & the family that he was sooo proud of, Mother's Day 2013. He will be so missed...

  20. 19 Feb 2017
    Patricia Murphy says:
    OMGOSH, what to say??? I've never met anyone like him... Just an unbelievably wonderful family-man who still called his wife of 66 years his bride & bragged at every opportunity to anyone he encountered about his kids... I am so honored to have known him & very blessed that he welcomed me into your family & insisted that I call him 'Pop'. I know that he will always be looking down proudly upon all of you. My deepest sympathies for your loss. ~Sending love, hugs, & prayers to you all~ #HookinBull!!! <3 <3 <3

  21. 19 Feb 2017
    Kathy Wever says:
    RIP Mr. Borstelmann! Love and hugs and prayers to the family!

  22. 19 Feb 2017
    Kathy Wever lit a candle:
    Lit since February 19, 2017 at 2:21:36 PM

  23. 19 Feb 2017
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    Lit since February 19, 2017 at 2:54:18 PM

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    Lit since February 19, 2017 at 2:19:56 PM

  25. 19 Feb 2017
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    Lit since February 19, 2017 at 2:10:34 PM

  26. 19 Feb 2017
    Desiree and Louis Passantino lit a candle:
    Lit since February 19, 2017 at 2:42:56 AM

  27. 19 Feb 2017
    Desiree and Louis Passantino says:
    On to the big stage in the sky. His personality was a big as the heavens. Love to you all.

  28. 19 Feb 2017
    Janice McGoey says:
    Dad always said he would live forever.
    His optimistic spirit lives on in this great video from our cruise!!
    https://youtu.be/af5NwFKYB90

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