Edward John Borsuk

Edward John Borsuk, 89, a 59-year resident of Clarendon Hills, died April 11, 2022.

Ed was the first officially licensed beekeeper in Clarendon Hills, and many relatives, friends and neighbors enjoyed the fruits of the labors of "his girls." He always wanted to sail around the world, but compromised with his small sailboat Argus and in later years, a hand-built remote control model. He also loved to bike and hike; two highlights were trips to Provence, France, and the Swiss Alps. At home, he enjoyed making wood carvings, whirligigs, birdhouses and many interesting crafts for his grandchildren and garden. He was one of the longest serving Christ Lutheran Church grass cutters, using a tractor in the early years. Ed was an avid "do it yourselfer" and could fix almost anything with tools and parts amassed in his basement workshop.

Ed's word was his bond, honesty and integrity his basic values. He loved life and God. He was a role model to his children and grandchildren and will be sorely missed by all.

He is survived by his wife, Anna (Kubecka); his daughters, Kathy (Gary Lightbourne) Borsuk and Karen (Peter Zukis) McCoy; his son, Mark (Amy Gladfelter) Borsuk; his brother-in-law, Paul Kubecka; his grandchildren, Colleen (Jeremy) Williams, Cale (Kristal Guevera) McCoy, Sebastian Borsuk and Stella Borsuk; and his great-grandchildren, Tina Williams and Lily Guevera.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 15, at Christ Lutheran Church, Route 83 and 55th Street, Clarendon Hills.

Interment will be private at Woodlawn Cemetery in Forest Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made online to The Bee Conservancy at https://www.thebeeconservancy.org.

Brian Powell Funeral Directors of Hinsdale handled the arrangements.