While many people were so happy to see the end of 2020, I’d gladly go back if it meant seeing my parents again. 2020 was not without pain for my family. My mother suffered from cancer. It was a time of worry and stress. But we had hope.
At the beginning of 2021, my parents were diagnosed with Covid. They were hospitalized mid-January. On February 13, 2021, my mother Diana L. Borus passed away. My father Raymond S. Borus passed away three days later on February 16, 2021.
It’s hard to find the words to describe the pain I feel right now. To lose both parents so close together is absolutely heartbreaking. My parents were the most loving, generous, kind-hearted people in the world. They were family-oriented and loved their kids, grandkids, and great-grandchildren. They enjoyed traveling, and since my dad had just retired this past summer, they had many adventures planned once Covid was under control. In fact, they had a grand European vacation scheduled for summer 2021. They also bought an RV and planned to tour the U.S. They enjoyed attending Notre Dame games all over the country, and even in Irelend. My dad was a proud alumni of Notre Dame where he majored in electrical engineering and played in the marching band. My mom was an avid reader and former book club leader. She was very social and fun-loving.
To say my parents will be missed is an understatement. They were loved by everyone who met them.
My mom’s obituary: https://www.baue.com/obit/diana-lynn-borus/
My dad’s obituary: https://www.baue.com/obit/raymond-stephen-borus/