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trainboysd40 09-18-2013 11:45 PM

Passing of BurghMan
 
Since I see nobody has posted yet, it's with sadness that I must inform you of the passing of Richard Borkowski, known as BurghMan over here. He had a large body of work which will be familiar to many.

callduckfarm 09-19-2013 12:54 AM

Very sad news.


He was 41 years old and leaves behind wife Valerie, and a 10 year old son Zack.

Jaycox- Jaworski Funeral Home
2303 O'Neal Blvd. and Fawcett Ave.
McKeesport, PA

Viewing
Thursday 19th 6-8pm
Friday 20th 2-4 and 6-8pm

Funeral 10am Saturday 21st



Blessings to his family,

Mike

EMTRailfan 09-19-2013 03:03 AM

Wow. This is sad news to hear.

Ween 09-19-2013 07:16 AM

Horrible news to hear. Here's a link to his photos here:
http://www.railpictures.net/showphotos.php?userid=243

JimThias 09-19-2013 11:54 AM

Very sad indeed. :-( And he and I shared the same birthday.

On facebook, Ian H said he died from West Nile virus. Was this the result of a mosquito bite?

Freericks 09-19-2013 02:44 PM

Simply horrible news. Thank you for letting us now. I am very sorry to hear this.

Joe the Photog 09-19-2013 03:15 PM

Oh, shit. I saw that on Facebook, but did not know his real name. That's horrible. I don't even know what to say.

PLEzero 09-21-2013 02:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JimThias (Post 170338)
On facebook, Ian H said he died from West Nile virus. Was this the result of a mosquito bite?

Correct. Rich was very ill most of the summer. He was an excellent friend, photographer, railroader, and most importantly, father. I will miss him greatly.
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dthawk 09-21-2013 03:38 AM

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=238102

His best on RPN. Sad news. R.I.P.

Harry Gaydosz 09-21-2013 10:10 PM

I know it's been mentioned several times, but I wanted to reiterate how great of a father Rich was. It wasn't uncommon to run into him and his son trackside.

The day my son was born he sent me the kindest text message. He was truly a good person.

willie6622 09-24-2013 06:57 PM

One of a kind.. I lost a friend, but the world lost so much more. Rich was an author, pilot, fantastic photographer & most importantly a great father. I can't express in words what a good guy he was.

Mgoldman 10-07-2013 06:28 PM

My condolences to friends and family... you just never know, do you?

Taken much, much too early.

Though I never met Rich, he was someone I looked forward to viewing the success of his work on RP. Caught my eye many times and have left many comments expressing my appreciation of his efforts.

/Mitch

TheOldMan 10-15-2013 05:22 PM

My condolences to his family and friends.

tbelton 11-02-2013 04:07 PM

There is a nice tribute to him by Norfolk Southern on page 15 of the new Trains magazine this month, the December issue.

Cameron A. Photography 01-01-2014 07:08 AM

Oh dear... :( My condolences to his family, friends.

-Cam

Mark Rosnick 01-01-2014 04:44 PM

NS included one of his photos in the 2014 calender as well as a note about Rich's passing. Very classy move between the Trains ad and this.


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