Old 09-19-2013, 12:45 AM   #1
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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.
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Old 09-19-2013, 01:54 AM   #2
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Very sad news.


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

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Blessings to his family,

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Old 09-19-2013, 04:03 AM   #3
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Wow. This is sad news to hear.
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Old 09-19-2013, 08:16 AM   #4
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Horrible news to hear. Here's a link to his photos here:
http://www.railpictures.net/showphotos.php?userid=243
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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?

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Simply horrible news. Thank you for letting us now. I am very sorry to hear this.
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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.
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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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http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=238102

His best on RPN. Sad news. R.I.P.
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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.
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Old 09-24-2013, 07:57 PM   #11
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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.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:28 PM   #12
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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.

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Old 10-15-2013, 06:22 PM   #13
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My condolences to his family and friends.
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Old 11-02-2013, 05:07 PM   #14
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There is a nice tribute to him by Norfolk Southern on page 15 of the new Trains magazine this month, the December issue.
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Oh dear... My condolences to his family, friends.

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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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