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John Kenneth Borresen

August 6, 1929 ~ September 23, 2017 (age 88)


BEDFORD- John Kenneth Borresen Jr,  88, died peacefully, Saturday, September 23, 2017 at The Arbors of Bedford in Bedford, NH. He was the beloved husband of the late Betty Jane (Southworth) Borresen who predeceased him in May of 1993.

John was born in St. Louis, Missouri and was the son of the late John K. Borresen Sr. and Grace (Wimbush) Borresen.

John had a lifelong passion for learning. He was a graduate of Westminster College, Fulton, MO, and Union Seminary in Richmond, VA.   He was an ordained minister with the United Church of Christ and the Presbyterian Church serving pastorates in Glade Spring, VA, Huntington, WV, Louisville, KY and Park Ridge, NJ.  He did his doctoral studies in theology at San Francisco Theological Seminary.  John also held graduate degrees in psychology from Marshall University, Huntington, WV, and from The Blanton-Peale Institute in New York, NY.  He was a licensed psychotherapist with a private practice in New York City and in Montclair, NJ with Montclair Counseling Services until his retirement.  He was passionate in his volunteer activities with The American Red Cross and Coastal Recovery in Sarasota, FL.  

In his free time, he truly loved playing tennis and played the game regularly well into his 70s.  He was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling especially in his retirement years. His favorite place to visit was Alaska. Above all his most cherished time was spent with his loving family.

John is survived by his three children Betty Prince and her husband Randal of Marietta, Ohio, Debi Bowman and her husband Jeffrey of Houston, TX, and John D. Borresen and his wife Joy of Nashua, NH; his five grandchildren, Megan Prince-Miller and her husband Matthew Miller, Emily Prince, Doug Bowman, Madeline Bowman, and Jettie Borresen; as well as his great-granddaughter, Scarlett Prince-Miller. He is also survived by his sister, Marian Brendecke and her husband Roger of Chesterfield, Missouri as well his three nieces and nephews.

Memorial services and interment will be held in Sarasota, Florida at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter, 8180 Greensboro Drive, Suite 400, McLean, VA 22102 or to the Community Hospices of American Foundation, 2135 S. Eastgate, Springfield, Missouri, 65809.

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