Borrowdale, Donald 84 of Phoenix, Arizona, returned home to the Kingdom of Paradise on April 14, 2017. He was deeply loved by his family and will be missed forever. Don was born in Chicago, Illinois on March 23, 1933 to Vernon and Lena Borrowdale (Pusateri). Don is survived by his loving wife of 60 years Betty (Alagna), his children Donna VanAllen (Bill Debarba), Steven (Victoria), Kenneth (Jill), and Christine Disorbo (Dennis). Don was a wonderful grandfather to: Elizabeth, Erica, Lisa, Amy, Jenna, Joseph, Samuel, Billy, Michael, Sarah, Christina, Dominic & Derek. He is also survived by his sisters Rosemary Pugliese and Alice Wilembrecht and brother Kenneth E. Borrowdale. Don moved from Chicago to Phoenix in 1975 and embraced Arizona as his home. He retired 21 years ago from the Prudential Insurance Company where he worked as an Insurance Agent. Don had an outgoing, optimistic, vibrant, and fun-loving personality. He loved life and loved his family. Don loved to tell stories and make people smile. He loved tennis, golf, going to the casino, and playing poker and pinochle with his friends. Don was an Arizona Cardinals season ticket holder and enjoyed taking a special family member to each game. Don was deeply in love with his wife Betty. There was not a day that went by that he did not express his love for her. Their home was filled with fun, love, and laughter. He was an amazing father and grandfather. Although our hearts are heavy, we feel the joy of having the best husband, father, grandfather, and friend anyone could ever have. The memorial service and burial will be held on Friday, April 21 at 10:00 AM in the chapel at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery & Funeral Home, 9925 W. Thomas, Avondale, AZ 85392. Reception & Lunch to follow at the home of Christine & Dennis Disorbo, 6969 W. Calle Lejos, Peoria, AZ. Arrangements have been entrusted to Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home.
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