West Sand Lake – Richard Alan Boroway (68) passed away peacefully on August 18, 2020 due to complications from pneumonia.
He was born November 6, 1951 in Canton, Ohio, the son of Jack R. Boroway and Frances (Morris) Boroway. Rich grew up in Massillon, OH and graduated from Massillon High School in 1969 with honors. Rich went on to college at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Management in 1973. His employment began immediately following graduation with a short stint of employment with Ingersoll Rand. Soon after he moved on to Allied Signal which later merged with Honeywell. Concurrent with this employment, Rich received a Master’s of Business Admininistration from the University of Michigan. From there he moved on to the Essroc Corporation and Windstar Communications where he served as Corporate Treasurer.
In 2000 as the Dot.com market contracted, Rich became a business consultant in New Jersey. He expanded his practice to the Albany, NY area and eventually moved there in 2001. He retired from active work in 2018 due to health issues.
Rich, like no other, committed his life to serving the Delta Chapter of Theta Chi fraternity at RPI, his brothers and the national organization. Beginning with his initiation into the fraternity Rich believed in and lived the traditions and ideals of the fraternity, inspiring friendship and extending a helping hand to the vast brotherhood he considered his extended personal family. Rich ensured perpetuation of the fraternity’s ideals after graduation by serving as a member of the Chapter’s Alumni Corporation Board, first as a committee member, then as President, and finally as Treasurer for the last thirty years, all the while shepherding and ensuring the success of the undergraduate brothers. Rich’s real magic was his profound on-going personal connection and friendship with an astounding number of alumni brothers scattered across the country. He is loved and will be dearly missed by so many.
Outside of work, Rich was an avid golfer and hockey player. He belonged to Van Schaick Island CC (2000->2011) and the Frear Park Golf League (2012->2018). He was played many of the world’s most famous courses including Pebble Beach, St. Andrews, TPC Sawgrass, and others within the USA and internationally. Rich also played in over 50 hockey leagues for the last 15 years. He also was an avid Ohio State football and New York Rangers fan and had strong allegiances to the Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Indians, and Massillon Tigers. Rich also possessed a unique sense of humor and cutting laugh.
He is survived by his mother Frances Boroway, sister Cheryl Miller (husband Charlie), sister Patty Emmert (husband Frank) all residing in Massillon, OH and nephews Michael Cain and Kyle Rosier.
No arrangements nor services are currently planned due to COVID-19. If restrictions are lifted, a memorial event may occur in the Fall of 2021 at Theta Chi fraternity, Troy NY to coincide with reunion weekend. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contribution be made to a charity of your choice in Rich’s behalf.
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