In Memory of




Obituary for John Henry Borst

BORST, John, 88, of North Haledon, went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, November 21, 2021. John was born in Hawthorne and was raised in Paterson. In 1955 he moved to Midland Park where he lived until moving to the Holland Home in North Haledon two years ago. John served in the US Army from 1953 to 1955. Before his retirement in 1995, John worked for 30 years at Wallace Eannace Associates in Franklin Lakes, a heating equipment supplier. John loved to work with his hands. He was quite the handyman, and also was an avid car enthusiast.

John was predeceased by his loving wife Gertrude (Vermaas) in 2016. John is survived by his devoted children, John and his wife Kathleen of Wyckoff, Robert and his wife Julie of Allendale, and Mark and his wife Heather of Wyckoff. He leaves behind his adoring grandchildren, Jonathan, Erin, Sara, Nate, and Madeleine. He was predeceased by his granddaughter Amanda in 2005. He also leaves behind his sister-in-law, Trina Borst.

Friends and family may visit the Borst family on Friday, November 26, 2021, from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM at the Vander Plaat-Vermeulen Memorial Home, 530 High Mountain Road, Franklin Lakes, NJ. Funeral service on Saturday, November 27, 2021, at 10 AM at the Midland Park Christian Reformed Church, 183 Godwin Avenue, Midland Park. Interment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s memory to The Holland Christian Home, 151 Graham Avenue, North Haledon, NJ 07508, or to the Eastern Christian Children’s Retreat, 700 Mountain Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ 07481.