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Joan Borchers

October 29, 1930 — January 29, 2017

Joan Marie Sharp Borchers of New Carrolton, MD, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on January 29th, 2017. She was born October 29, 1930 in Camden New Jersey to the late Ralph G. Sharp and Anna G Sharp. She was raised in Pennsauken, NJ and attended Collins Tract Elementary, Pennsauken Jr. High, and Merchantville High School where she graduated in 1948. She attended Juniata College from 1948-1952 where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in foreign language. Her first place of employment was for NSA as a Foreign Language Research Analyst.

On October 12, 1957, she married the love of her life, Raymond V. Borchers, at First Presbyterian Church in Merchantville N.J. The newlyweds lived on post in Dahlgren, VA while Raymond served his country until 1960. On March 13, 1959 their union was blessed with the birth of Karl Raymond who was born at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, VA and baptized by the Lutheran chaplain at Dahlgren Chapel. The couple relocated to Silver Spring, MD in 1960 where they welcomed their loving daughter, Ellen Maria Borchers, on September 13, 1960 at Providence Hospital in Washington, DC. She was baptized at First Presbyterian Church in Merchantville, NJ. The family purchased a new home in New Carrolton, MD in the Spring of 1962 and were again blessed with the birth of another son, Wayne Ralph, on April 6, 1963 at Prince George's Hospital. He was baptized at Riverdale Presbyterian Church in Riverdale, MD.

She returned to college and completed an AA in Computer Technology in 1975 and went to work at Citizens Bank as a Computer Librarian from 1978-1996.

The family joined the Riverdale Presbyterian Church in 1962 and Joan served as a Teacher and an AV Librarian. Joan loved gardening, wood carving, and attending classes and she was a member of the Goddard Garden Club.

She is also survived by her grandchildren, Erik K. and Lauren L. Borchers, Emily J. and Chloe M. Warren as well her brother, Richard (Mary) Sharp.

Friends may call at Gasch's Funeral Home, P.A., 4739 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville, MD for a memorial service on Saturday, February 4th at 1:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions in her name to Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, 6934 Aviation Boulevard, Suite N-R, Glen Burnie, MD 21061 or

Memorial Service

FEB 4. 01:00 PM

Gasch's Funeral Home, P.A.

4739 Baltimore Avenue

Hyattsville, MD, US, 20781

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