Edward Eric Borg, 94, died peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021. Though born in New York City, he lived the majority of his life in the Chicago area. His parents, Hjalmar and Anna Borg, immigrants from Sweden, settled on Chicago’s North Side. He spent the majority of his career working for First Chicago Bank until he took early retirement. However, he continued to work part-time at the River Forest Tennis Club until he was 91 years old.
He loved to travel leisurely, whether driving to Florida for family Disney World trips or taking the train out West with Ruth to the Grand Canyon or Jackson Hole. Little made him prouder than his grandchildren, and he loved to share their accomplishments with anyone who would listen. He also adored the many Labrador retrievers he had throughout the years.
Therefore, in lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to Rescue Chicago (https://rescuechi.org/donate/), a 501(c)(3) independent charitable organization unifying Chicago’s shelter and rescue community. They support Chicago Animal Care and Control by providing supplies, medical sponsorships, veterinary care, blankets, and harnesses to shelter dogs. Please note that your donation is for “Papa Ed’s Dogs.”
Ed was the husband of Ruth (Hanson) Borg. They had just celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary in October. He is survived by Ruth and their three children, Steve (Diane) Borg, Lori (Nick) Foley, and David (Dawn) Borg, as well as their seven grandchildren, Sarah (Ben) Ohanesian, Kristin Heidloff, Mark (Sandra) Borg, Julie (Jeremiah) Brown, Olivia Borg, Anna Borg, and Elana Borg.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, Nov. 29 at Grace Lutheran Church in River Forest, where he was a member for nearly 50 years. There will be a visitation at 10 a.m., followed by a service at 11 a.m.