Richard Borio

Richard W "Dick" Borio

Sunday, October 29th, 1939 - Friday, September 27th, 2019
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Richard W. "Dick" Borio, 79, of Somers, beloved husband of Linda (Davis) Borio for 55 years, entered into eternal peace at home, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. The son of the late Bernard and Anne (Ocepek) Borio, Dick was born Oct. 29, 1939 in Turtle Creek, PA and was raised in Monroeville, PA. He graduated from Penn State University earning a B.A. in Fuels Technology Engineering, followed by earning a M.S. in Mineral Preparation Engineering. He was employed by Combustion Engineering et al for 34 years before retiring. Dick was a longtime active member of Hazardville United Methodist Church.

Besides his wife Linda, Dick is survived by two beloved children, Marla Darius and her husband Chip of Cromwell, and Richard D. Borio and his wife Tricia of Candler, NC. He also leaves a brother, Don Borio, two sisters, Mary Ann Cody, Gloria Magargee, and five grandchildren, Ben, Brian (Karissa), Chris, Jared (Brianna), and Abigail.

Among his many accomplishments was the “Percy Nichols” award in 1992 (which is given to notable scientific or industrial achievement in the field of solid fuels), of which he was justifiably proud. Among his other accomplishments were The Flame of Excellence Award; Keynote Speaker at the Coal Fired Plant Conference in Birmingham, England; several International Technical Conferences; Best paper award ASME/IEEE Joint Power Generation Conference; Lectures at Penn State University and taught courses on Current and Emerging Coal Combustion Technology and the Center for Professional Advancement.

Dick was a man who was an inspiration to his children and grandchildren as well as anyone who knew him. He thoroughly enjoyed bowling, badminton, tennis, softball, Bocce games, Frisbee and tabletop shuffleboard. He and Linda enjoyed tandem bicycle riding (on occasion Linda didn’t actually have her feet on the pedals though), and of course, playing King’s Cribbage together every day He was a active member of the Simsbury Badminton Club until February, 2018. Dick and Linda were tourmeisters for the Connecticut Valley Region of the Porsche Club for 20 wonderful years. Maintaining and driving his Porches was one of the greatest pleasures with his wife by his side. Curvy Vermont roads, trips to the Maine coast, day trips, and drives to Pennsylvania to visit his sisters helped to satisfy his driving desires.

We thank the Trinity Health Care Oncology team who helped Dick live another 17 months after diagnosis, and VITAS Hospice who gave him such good care right up to the end.

Visitation hours will be held from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Rd., Enfield. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 DIRECTLY at Hazardville United Methodist Church, 330 Hazard Ave., Enfield. Burial will be private. Donations in Dick's memory may be made to HUMC, 330 Hazard Ave., Enfield, CT 06082.To leave online condolences, please visit
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John Cogoli

Posted at 06:39am
Linda and family — Agnes and I send all of you our most sincere condolences. We remember how Dick and a coworker were our first visitors we entertained at our grad student apartment at PSU. We also recall the four of us going out to eat at a restaurant in State College and Dick doing his bending the spoon trick. I still remember some of the jokes Dick told me when I first worked with him back in 1970. His genuine smile and upbeat attitude positively affected all who worked with him. We all respected him as a person and a man of science. God bless. John and Agnes Cogoli

Caroline Davis

Posted at 06:49pm
So sorry to learn of Dick's passing. We always enjoyed the wonderful Porsche tours he arranged for CVR.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Most Sincerely,
Alan & Caroline Davis
Assistant Tourmeisters, CVRPCA

Heidi Quine

Posted at 05:17pm
Dick was a gentlemen. A great man to work with who loved his family.

Harwood Higgins

Posted at 03:26pm
May GOD's love comfort your family in this time of sorrow. We didn"t know Dick well but he was always friendly and engaging. We are praying for Linda and the family.

Harwood and Mary Higgins


Posted at 12:32pm
Our deepest and most sincere condolences to the Borio family. Dick was so well thought of by everyone who knew him and he will be truly missed. I will always treasure my memories since I first started working in Fuels Technology group at CE/KDL in 1981.
Ramesh & Neela

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