Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Joe in 1965, courtesy of W2DM

BORELLI Joseph W., 85, of Fair Lawn, NJ on Saturday, June 20, 2009. Born and raised in New York, he resided in Long Island before moving to Fair Lawn over 30 years ago. A graduate of Stuyvesant High School in NY, he earned a bachelor's degree in engineering from New York City College. Mr. Borelli proudly served with the Merchant Marines during World War II. He was also a member of the Ham Radio Operators Association.Prior to retiring in 1988, he was an electrical engineer with CBS Television in New York City for twenty five years.Beloved husband of the late Marjorie (O'Donovan) Borelli and former spouse of Joyce (Zelmanis) Borelli. Loving and devoted father of Anthony and Janet Borelli and the late Christina Borelli. Dear brother of Vincent and George Borelli and the late Marie DiPietro and Frank, Anthony and John Borelli. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.The family will receive relatives and friends Saturday, June 27, 2009, 9-11 AM at Vander Plaat Colonial Home, Inc., 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ, 201-797-3500. A funeral service is planned for 11 AM at the funeral home with interment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus. Flowers or donations to the Central Asia Institute, P.O. Box 7209, Bozeman, Montana 59771 would be appreciated. For additional information, please visit www.vpfairlawn .com.