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BORICH, Milo Anthony 1917-2010

BORICH, MEDARVICH, SULENTIC, BILLICH, LAFFEY, MILLS

Posted By: S. Bell
Date: 11/13/2010 at 17:07:31

[Waterloo Courier, Wednesday, June 30, 2010]

Milo Anthony Borich, 93, of 1308 Vermont St., died at home of natural causes Saturday, June 26.

A lifelong resident of Waterloo, he was born May 27, 1917, in Scandia-High Bridge, a mining camp in Boone County, to Joseph and Mary Medarvich Borich. His mother moved to Waterloo and married Joseph Sulentic after her husband died in a mining accident.

Milo was preceded in death by his two sisters and brother, Anne Billich of Chicago, and Kay Laffey and John "Jay" Borich, both of South Bend, Ind.

Milo attended primary and secondary school at St. Mary’s from which he graduated in 1935. He was active in school sports, especially golf. He organized the first caddy union at Sunnyside Country Club in 1930 where he served under caddy master Leonard Katoski. He worked for the Rath Packing Co. until World War II, then from 1942-1945 he served with the U.S. Army in the Southeast Asia theater, primarily India and Burma. He achieved the rank of staff sergeant.

Upon discharge he returned to Waterloo and married Dorothy Elizabeth Mulholland in 1946. She died in 1994.

He worked for Walnut Dairy, later Anderson-Erickson Dairy for 17 years. He then managed the Rocket Car Wash on University Avenue for 10 years, and finally became a sales representative for AAA Motor Club until his semi-retirement in 1980. He spent about 10 years as a popular starter with the Waterloo Public Golf Courses, first Byrnes and then South Hill.

Milo was an avid outdoorsman; he loved pheasant hunting and fishing. He also bowled for many years. He was active in many religious and civic organizations, the Knights of Columbus, as a Columbus High Booster and a member of the Elks and Optimist Clubs. He was inducted into the Optimist Hall of Fame in 2007. He coached Optimist baseball for 15 years in the 1960s and ’70s.

He is survived by his six children and their families: Milo, wife Barb, and two children of Tucson, Ariz.; Mike, wife Lynn, and two children of Springfield, Mo.; Mark, wife Vashon, and two children of Branson West, Mo.; Matt, wife Chrissy and two children of North Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia; Patrick of Matlacha Island, Fla.; Melissa Mills, husband Ken, and one son of Cape Coral, Fla.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 3, at 11 a.m. at St. Edward’s Catholic Church. Visitation for Milo’s friends and family will begin at 10 a.m. at the church. Any donations in his name can be made to Columbus High School.


 

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