Thursday, July 16, 2009


Joseph W. Borelli, 85, died June 20, 2009.

Born and raised in New York, he resided in Long Island before moving to Fair Lawn more than 30 years ago. A graduate of Stuyvesent High School in New York, he earned a bachelor's degree in engineering from New York City College. He served with the Merchant Marines during WWII. 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 25 years. Surviving are his children, Anthony and Janet Borelli; his brothers, Vincent and George Borelli; many nieces and nephews; and his former spouse, Joyce Borelli. His wife Marjorie Borelli; a daughter, Christina Borelli; a sister, Marie DiPietro; and his brothers, Frank, Anthony, and John Borelli are deceased.

Funeral was June 27 with internment at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus. Vander Plaat Colonial Home, Inc. Fair Lawn handled the arrangements. Donations to the Central Asia Institute, Bozeman, Montana, would be appreciated.

Submitted by Harold Schutzman