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Sister Mary Clarence Borkoski

April 20, 2020



Sister Mary Clarence


On Monday, April 20, a member of the Felician Sisters of Moon Township, for 64 years at the age of 83.  Sister was born in Ramsay, Ohio. and was the daughter of the late Evelyn (Parkinson) and Walter Borkoski.


Her ministry to the Church was primarily in the field of elementary education where she was a teacher for 48 ministering the following dioceses:  Altoona-Johnstown, Erie, Harrisburg, and Pittsburgh, all in Pennsylvania; Cleveland and Steubenville, in Ohio. In her semi-retired years, Sister Mary Clarence still sought ministries that took her back to Education. She became co-director of St. Philip Outreach Center in South Carolina, taught in the Kingstree After-school Program there, and also spent more than eight years as a tutor in the Mooncrest After-school Program in Moon Township, Pennsylvania. 


Sister Mary Clarence was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Arthur and is survived by her sisters: Gloria Batya, Darlene Griswold, Orchlene Quarles, Esterine Tomer, Angela Sellers, all of Ohio; brothers: Walter Borkoski, Everest Borkoski, John Borkoski, of Ohio; Carole Maratina of Tennesee, Mark Borkoski of Florida, Eleanor Sebastian of South Carolina, and numerous nieces and nephews.  In addition, Sister Mary Clarence leaves behind approximately 1200 Felician Sisters worldwide.  


Burial will be private and a Memorial Mass will be offered at a later date.



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