Bruce W. Borden


Bruce Borden of Middletown, NY passed away unexpectedly on December 12, 2019 at Newton Memorial Hospital, NJ. He was 65 years old.


Born in Toronto, Canada, July 17, 1954 to parents Jean and Walter Borden

A lifelong horse trainer, Bruce loved horses, but had a soft spot for all animals, especially his beloved dog, Kylie and his favorite cat, Bella.


Bruce is survived by his loving wife, Lynn (nee Schamarek); son, Paul Borden and his companion Diana Katzenberger of Mt. Hope; daughter, Brittany Minkus and her husband Thomas of New Hampton; sister, Lynn Presutti and her husband Dino of Toronto, Canada; brother-in-law, John Schamarek and his companion Cindi Findlay of Warwick; Mom Rena Schamarek; nephew John Schamarek, Jr. and his wife Kayla of Warwick.


Visitation will be held on Monday, December 16 from 3 to 5:00 p.m. with a funeral service at 5:00 at Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Avenue, Warwick, NY.


In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Bruce’s memory to the Sullivan County ASPCA, 104 Rock Hill Drive, Rock Hill, NY 12775.

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Lynn Very sorry to hear of Bruce's passing. I have very fond memories of the time he spent at the farm. Especially the day he won with Quarter Pounder! My condolences to you and the family. Sincerely, Neil
Neil Glasser
Dear Lynn and Family, We at the Dark Horse just heard about Bruce passing. If we had known we would all have shown up to show our respect and love for this man. We will miss him so much as well as missing Kylie, his sweet companion. We are all so very, very grateful to have known him. Our Prayers and Love to you and your family.
Robin Hanlon
Bruce was a great person and a great friend He will be missed by many people I am grateful to have known him
Tony Borkowski
Bruce always told me I should take Kylie home. She's not a real dog. I knew he was fibbing. I always said his wife would miss her. Now we're missing you Bruce. My condolences to your family and Kylie... because this isn't real.
Alyssa Constable
Dear Lynn and family, We were very sad to learn of Bruce's passing. Our friendship with him goes back to the 1980s at Monticello when we worked for Walter Case, Jr. and shared a barn together. Bruce was always quick with a smile and a kind word. We were pleased to cross paths with him once again when he was racing at The Meadowlands the last few years. He would go out of his way to stop by the paddock office so we could catch up. With warm memories and deepest condolences, Jim & Ramona
Jim & Ramona Kopacz
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