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In Memoriam: Jerry Borg

January 26, 2018
Jerold A. "Jerry" Borg, who owned a namesake Pontiac dealership in Downers Grove from 1963 to 1995, died Jan. 14 at age 92.
An Iowa native, Mr. Borg served as a pilot in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a graduate of the University of Dubuque, where he lettered in basketball and track and was inducted as a member of the university’s athletic Hall of Fame. While operating Borg Pontiac, he served on the CATA board of directors from 1986 to 1989.
Mr. Borg was a longtime member of Knox Presbyterian Church and Cress Creek Country Club, both in Naperville; and Bear’s Paw Country Club, in Naples, Florida. He was a founder of the Indian Boundary YMCA in Downers Grove, was instrumental in establishing Samaritan Interfaith Counseling Center in Naperville and was active with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Downers Grove. He enjoyed playing golf and held a private pilot license.
Survivors include Corrine, his wife of 68 years; daughters Karen and Linda; a son, David; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation is 2-6 p.m. Jan. 28 at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, followed by a celebration of his life at 12 p.m. Jan. 29 at Knox Presbyterian Church, 1105 Catalpa Ln., Naperville.
In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to Knox Presbyterian Church, (630) 355-8181, or the Alzheimer’s Association, (800) 272-3900.