Obituary Notice: Donald W. Bordas

Obituary Notice: Donald W. Bordas (Provided photo)

Obituary Notice: Donald W. Bordas (Provided photo)

Donald W. Bordas, 89, of Wallaceton went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 23, 2014 at Nelson’s Golden Years, Dubois.

He was born in West Decatur on Feb. 22, 1925 to the late John C. and Edna F. (Goss) Bordas. He graduated from Philipsburg High School in 1946.

After that, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater under President Eisenhower.

He served on the Philipsburg-Osceola school board for 19 years and as president for one term. He was also president of the Clearfield County Vo-Tech for one term.

He was a past president of the Susquehanna Republican Club and of the South Philipsburg Council, a charter member of the Wallaceton Fire Company and a past mayor of Wallaceton for one term.

He is United Methodist by faith and was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in West Decatur since birth. There, he served on the administrative board, as a trustee and on the pastor parish committee.

He worked at Williams Grove Brick Yard Company in Bigler, North American Refractories of Curwensville and retired from PennDOT in 2001. He served as past president of the Foreman’s Union.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Ann (Butler) Bordas, and five children, Scott Bordas and Terri Nakamura of San Antonio, Texas, Dawna Bunker of Tallahassee, Fla., Beth Bordas of Wallaceton and Dave Freeman of Bigler.

He is survived by eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jeffery Freeman; five brothers, John, Clair, Ardell, Leroy and Carl and six sisters, Dorothy Bordas, Margaret Bordas, Ann Bordas, Vivien Gustafson, Alverta Hummel and Lena Hollabaugh.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Calvary United Methodist Church, West Decatur, with Pastor Mark Johnson and Mr. Bordas’ grandson, Zachary V. Bordas officiating.

Burial will follow at the Bradford Cemetery, Woodland, where military honors will be conducted by members of the Clearfield Honor Guard.

Friends will be received from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 41, West Decatur, PA 16878. Online condolences to the family may be made at

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