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Donald C Borton

May 2, 1932 ~ August 23, 2021 (age 89)


Mr. Donald C. Borton, 89, of Frederick, passed away on August 23, 2021. He was the loving husband of Vivian Borton, his wife of 43 years. 


Born May 2, 1932 in St. Joseph, MI, Donald was the son of the late John and Dorothy Borton. He was appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy and served in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Borton was a medical librarian and he retired from the National Institutes of Health. After retirement he continued to work on the Human Genome Project.  


Mr. Borton was also a private pilot and was active for many years with the Civil Air Patrol, serving as commander of the Frederick Composite Squadron. He was also one of the founding members of St. Andrew’s Society of Mid-Maryland and the Scottish Country Dancing Team. 


In addition to his loving wife, Vivian, Mr. Borton is survived by three children, John Borton, Julie Lynn Borton, and Jennifer Awtrey; and one granddaughter, Claire Awtrey. He was preceded in death by a grandson, John Phillip Awtrey. 


Friends may gather for visitation from 1 – 3 PM on Wednesday, September 1st at the Resthaven Funeral Home & Community Center, 9501 Catoctin Mountain Hwy. A graveside service will be held at 3:15 PM on Wednesday in the Garden of Memory I at Resthaven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a local charity of one’s choice. 


To send flowers to Donald's family, please visit our floral store.


September 1, 2021

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Resthaven Funeral Home
9501 Catoctin Mt. Hwy.
Frederick, Maryland 21701

Graveside Service
September 1, 2021

3:15 PM
Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Frederick

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