Obituary of Richard C Borghi
RICHARD “DICK’ C. BORGHI 1934 – 2023
Born in in 1934 in Bethlehem, PA, Dick was the youngest of 7 children. He was a member of the Bethlehem Boys Club and enjoyed going to the local movie theater. He graduated in 1952 from Bethlehem Vocational Tech High School with a focus on printing. During school he worked for the Bethlehem Globe Times as a ‘printer’s devil’ or apprentice printer.
Dick entered the Marine Corps in 1953 where he had the rank of Sergeant. He was stationed at Quantico where he worked as a Pressman. After he left the USMC in 1956, he attended Rochester Institute of Technology and received a B.S. in Printing Management in 1959. Dick married in 1962 and raised 5 children. He has 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
He worked 59 years primarily as a Production Manager in the newspaper industry that included Gannett, Louisville Courier-Journal, The Chicago Sun Times, PANAX, Harte Hanks, among others. He retired after 20 years in 2009 from the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
After the passing of his wife, Jackie, in 2005, he learned how to sing and record. He had been a fixture in many karaoke spots in Las Vegas. He often assisted with the sound systems at such events. He also taught classes at UNLV’s OLLI Extension Courses. His subjects were movies/musicals. He had an encyclopedic knowledge of music and movies.
He was never one to sit still and was always curious. Dick would say when asked why he was doing this or that, he’d reply: “It’s something to do.” Basically, he loved life. Always making friends along the way, his dry humor and selfless nature endeared him to many.
Dick passed away on May 27th, 2023. He was very much loved and will be missedTo plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Richard Borghi, please visit our Tree Store