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Jerold A. "Jerry" Borg

September 5, 1925 January 14, 2018
Jerold A. "Jerry" Borg
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Obituary for Jerold A. "Jerry" Borg

Jerold A. "Jerry" Borg, age 92, a resident of Naperville, IL since 1963, passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Edward Hospital in Naperville. He was born September 5, 1925 in Stratford, IA.

Beloved husband of Corrine Borg (nee Bleske), whom he married September 3, 1949, loving father of Karen (Jim Rose) Van Iten of Naperville, Linda (Robert) Whitney of Plainfield, IL and David A. Borg of Naperville, proud grandfather of Matthew (Alyssa) Van Iten, Scott Van Iten and Michal (Ally) Van Iten, Steven Whitney, Angela Whitney, Mark (Kristin) Whitney and Jennifer (Sean) Lyell: Garrett and Grant Borg, cherished great-grandfather of Thomas, Emmy, Michal “Mack”, Archer and Charlie Van Iten; Josie and Colin Whitney; Jackson Whitney; Keira and Kinsley Whitney and Whitney Lyell, devoted son of the late Oscar and Mildred (nee Newburg) Borg, dear brother of the late Arnold (the late Thelma) Borg, father-in-law of the late Tom Van Iten, fond uncle of many, including Julie (Al) Borg DuFaux, great-uncle and friend of many.

Jerry grew up in Stratford, IA, served as a pilot in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a graduate of the University of Dubuque, Dubuque, IA, where he lettered in basketball and track and was inducted as a member of the Hall of Fame. Jerry had a long and successful career in the automotive industry, owning and operating Borg Pontiac in Downers Grove, IL from 1963-1995. He was a member of Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) and a member of the Chicago Auto Show committee.

Jerry was a longtime member of Knox Presbyterian Church and Cress Creek Country Club, both in Naperville and Bear's Paw Country Club, Naples, FL. Jerry was a founder of the Indian Boundary YMCA in Downers Grove, was instrumental in establishing Samaritan Interfaith Counseling Center in Naperville and was active with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Downers Grove. He enjoyed playing golf and held a private pilot license.

Visitation Sunday, January 28, 2018, 2:00-6:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, IL.

A celebration of Jerry’s life will be held Monday, January 29, 12:00 PM at Knox Presbyterian Church, 1105 Catalpa Lane, Naperville with Rev. Cindy Karis officiating.

PRIVATE Interment: Naperville Cemetery, Naperville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Knox Presbyterian Church, 1105 Catalpa Lane, Naperville, IL 60540, (630) 355-8181, or Alzheimer Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011, (800) 272-3900,

For more information, please call (630) 355-0213.

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2:00 PM 1/28/2018 2:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 1/28/2018 6:00:00 PM
Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home

44 S. Mill St.
Naperville, IL 60540

Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home
44 S. Mill St. Naperville 60540 IL
United States

Memorial Service




12:00 PM 1/29/2018 12:00:00 PM
Knox Presbyterian Church

1105 Catalpa Ln
Naperville, IL 60540

Knox Presbyterian Church
1105 Catalpa Ln Naperville 60540 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Knox Presbyterian Church

1105 Catalpa Ln
Naperville, IL 60540

Alzheimer's Association

P.O. Box 96011
Washington, D.C. 20090-6011

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