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James H. Borden Oct 25, 1938 - Oct 09, 2019

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James H. Borden, age 80, of Wilmington, DE, passed away at his home on October 9, 2019. He was raised and educated in Rutledge, PA and graduated from Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Morton. James was a proud alumnus of St. James High School in Chester, Class of 1956. He received a Mechanical Engineering degree from Pennsylvania Military College (now Widener University) in 1967. James was retired from Westinghouse Electric, after which he founded Power Tech Associates and M&J Services. James served on the Concord Township Planning Commission. 

He was the son of the late Howard and Frances (Mangan) Borden.

SURVIVORS: his loving wife of 62 years: Marguerite (Nichols) Borden; children: Deborah McIntyre (Mark), James H. Borden, Jr., and Stephen Borden (Karen); siblings: Suzanne Mills and Michael, Robert, and Paul Borden; grandchildren: Aimee Johnsonbaugh (Dennis), Ashleigh Forwood (James), Abbie Fischer, Stephen Borden, Jr., and Kyle Borden; and great grandchildren: Natalie and Nicholas Forwood, and Cameron Johnsonbaugh.

Visitation: Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 10:00-10:45 am at St. Mary Magdalen Church, 7 Sharpley Rd., Wilmington, DE. Funeral Mass: Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 11:00 am at St. Mary Magdalen Church. Burial: Private. In Lieu of Flowers: Donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at

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St. Mary Magdalen Church

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Begins: Oct 19, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am

7 Sharpley Rd.

Wilmington, DE 19803


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Ned Kessler says:

Submitted on: Oct 21, 2019

I was proud to know Jim from PMC (nowWidener) evening college and working at Westinghouse. I always liked and admired Jim. He was a very competent engineer who rose into the management ranks. He was a caring man, too. After Westinghouse relocated the Combustion Turbine engineering functions to Orlando, Jim eventually formed a Delaware County engineering company that focused on servicing CTs and staffed it with good, experienced Westinghouse engineers who decided not to move to Orlando. I offer my sympathies to his family and loved ones, and I am remembering him in my prayers. May he rest in peace.

John Mooney says:

Submitted on: Oct 11, 2019

On behalf of the St. James High School Alumni Association, I extend our deepest sympathies and prayers on your loss. In April 2020, the Alumni Association will remember James at their annual Memorial Mass at St. Madeline's Church in Ridley Park.

Anthony McIntyre says:

Submitted on: Oct 11, 2019

he was a good man . Blessings to Debbie and family you are in our prayers

Cindi Gallagher says:

Submitted on: Oct 11, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts, prayers and love are with all of you.

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