Alicia Borst went home to Jesus on Tuesday June 16th, 2020 at age 68.
Alicia was born to Lewis Borst and Alice Hepburn(Dore) on January 6th, 1952 in Inwood, New York. As a child and into her teen years she would spend as much time as she could at the beach. Alicia also excelled in sports and loved going with friends to sporting events and concerts. After graduating from Lawrence High School, she went on to study Liberal Arts at SUNY New Paltz.
In her twenties, Alicia landed a job as a buyer for TSS, kicking off a career that lasted many years. She also gave her heart to her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ during this time which led her to becoming an active participant and leader in church ministries, especially the youth programs. During the summers she also volunteered a lot of her time to working at Pilgrim Camp in upstate New York. In her late thirties and into her forties, Alicia went back to school to get her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Elementary Education. She was a para and teacher in Queens for over 20 years until her retirement. Even after she retired, Alicia would help her fellow teachers and also was a caretaker for her mother, nieces, nephews, and her great nieces.
Although Alicia never married or had kids of her own, she considered her nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, students, and the youth she worked with at church as her children. She always gave of herself and never expected anything in return. Alicia touched numerous lives during her lifetime and was loved by many and will be missed everyday. She had a strong faith and knew that to be absent from the body was to be present with Christ.
Alicia was predeceased by her father Lewis Borst, her mother Alice Dore, her step-father James Dore, her brother Robert Borst, her brother Kenneth Borst, her sister Marlene Balzer(Borst), her nephew Jeffrey Balzer, and her sister-in-law Linda Borst(Egenes). She is survived by her brother Alan Borst, her sister-in-law Rachel Reyes, her brother-in-law Robert Balzer, her sister-in-law Lydia Borst, her nieces: Sarah Nadeau(Borst), Elizabeth Houck(Borst), Robin Borst and her nephews: Michael Borst, Robert Balzer, Matthew Borst, and Zachary Borst. She is also lovingly remembered by her nieces-in-law, nephews-in-law, great nieces, and great nephews.
At this time, the family is having a private service and cremation for Alicia. However, a memorial service will be planned at a later date once the gathering of large groups is permitted again in New York.
If you feel so led in your spirit to do so, please give a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project or the Lupus Foundation in Alicia’s name. These causes were very important to her and she gave donations to both charities for many years. Thank you.
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