Richard W. BORUT
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Richard W. BORUT
  • November 16, 1928 - March 28, 2017
  • Carrollton, Texas

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Richard W. Borut



November 16, 1928-March 28, 2017



Richard W. Borut November 16, 1928-March 28, 2017 Richard W. Borut passed away peacefully at the age of 88 on March 28, 2017 at 6:23 pm with loved one’s present. He is survived by two sons, Robert Borut and Pat Camfield, daughter Penny Camfield, sister Phyllis Gallagher, sister in laws Linda Borut and Frances Borut, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and many friends. Richard, also known as Dick, was born in Brooklyn, New York on November 16, 1928 to Philip Borut and Ann Kennedy Borut. As a teenager, he was a life guard at Coney Island during the summer. His proudest moment as a young man was when he rescued a person from drowning and his father, a Brooklyn Police Officer, was there to see him. He attended high school then enlisted in the Army on July 23, 1946. His military specialty was Electrician and he received the World War II Victory Medal and Army of Occupation Medal Japan. He was given an Honorable Discharge from the Army on December 17, 1947 and returned to live in Brooklyn. Dick married Jean Messett on October 15, 1949 and they had three children, Robert, Richard, and Judy Borut. Richard and the family moved to Houston, Texas after he secured a job as an Instrumentation Engineer with M.W. Kellogg, now known as Halliburton. He and Jean were married 24 years before she passed away in 1973 due to health problems. Richard was well published in Instrumentation Engineer Journals and traveled to many countries to supervise calibration of new oil refineries. In 1975, he received the Pullman Kellogg and Quarter Century Award. He retired in 1989 after thirty-nine years. Dick married Nita Camfield on November 1, 1974 after meeting at a PWP dance. Their love of dancing and of each other showed in each step; whether it was a waltz, tango, or rumba. Upon retirement, they sold their home in Houston, purchased a motor home, and pursued a dream of travel and service. They joined Servants on Wheels Ever Ready (SOWERS) a non-denominational group that volunteered at church camps across the United States. They traveled East coast to West coast and everywhere in between for twelve years doing service work. During this time, they home based in Tucson, Arizona where they volunteered for the Salvation Army and Special Olympics. Later, they settled in Carrollton, Texas to be closer to family. Dick and Nita were married for 37 years until Nita passed away in 2011. Richard’s quick wit and dry sense of humor kept things lively. He loved football, Nathan’s hot dogs, an occasional scotch on the rocks and sharing his knowledge of engineering facts and function. He was forever a gentleman, an eternal optimist, and could make anyone feel better with a few thoughtful words. He was a kind man, with a gentle spirit and quiet humility. He was unaware of the positive impact he had on others just by being himself. He was a wonderful husband, father, and friend. Although it is difficult not to mourn his passing, he said many times, “When I die, be happy and know I am home.” A memorial service in celebration of Richard’s life will be held on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm., at Rolling Oaks Funeral Home, 400 Freeport Parkway, in Coppell, TX 75019. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army or a charity of choice.