John August Borba, born to Frank and Clara Borba in Stevinson, California on April 10, 1924, passed away peacefully at the age of 93 on January 2, 2018 in Hughson, California. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.
As a child, John lived in the Gilroy area. He was drafted into the U.S. Army Air Force shortly after Pearl Harbor and served in Europe, North Africa and the Pacific Theater. After the war, he moved to Turlock where his parents had purchased a small dairy farm.
John married his first wife, Eleanor, and started a dairy business with Joe Borba, his brother, and Rita Borba, his sister-in-law. In 1972, he sold his share of the dairy and retired at age 48. In retirement, he spent time with his four grandchildren, traveled and enjoyed meeting with his friends Guss Mouzes, Joe Dugo, Jim Chance, Charlie Holmes and Al Enos, for breakfast at Latif’s Restaurant.
John’s first wife of 49 years, Eleanor, and his second wife of 5 years, Eldoris, and his son, Frank, preceded him in death. He is survived by two sons, Jack (Brenda) and Lionel (Betsy); and grandchildren Jennifer Wallace (Jeff), Stephen Borba (Kathryn), Neal Borba (Taylor) and Frank Borba; and great grandchildren Brooklynn Wallace, Beckett Wallace, Jillian Borba, Samuel Borba, Amelia Borba, Aubry Borba, and Reagan Borba.
Rosary at 7 pm on Monday, January 8, 2018 at Allen Mortuary. Mass at 12:30pm on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Turlock.