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Margaret "Margie"' L. (Miklos) Borawski, 87, of Cleveland, formerly of Brookfield and Lake Alfred, Fla., passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017, in the Slovene Home, Cleveland.
Margie was born May 27, 1930, in Sharon, the daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Bohach) Miklos.
She was a 1948 graduate of Sharon High School.
She was united in marriage with Chester J. "Chet" Borawski Nov. 12, 1949, in St. Michael's Bzantine Church, Farrell. They settled in Brookfield. Her husband preceded her in death on Sept. 5, 1995.
She was a homemaker for many years and had also been employed at Kiwanas Grocery Store and the Sharon Store.
She was a Cub Scout leader, PTA president, and president of the Brookfield Women's Club.
In 1978, she and her husband relocated to Lake Alfred, Fla. She spent many years employed as a bookkeeper with Scotty's Hardware Stores in Lake Wales, Fla., prior to her retirement in 1995.
After her husband's death, she moved to Winter Haven, Fla., before returning to the Shenango Valley (Hermitage) in 2002.
She loved crocheting, quilting, gardening, playing cards - especially "Hand and Foot" - traveling, baking and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Many will remember her by the beautiful Santa Claus cookies she made for over 50 years, individually wrapped and delivered to friends and family members.
Margie's passing is life coming full circle as she leaves us knowing that, as one flower fades, a new one will soon bloom and grow when her first great-grandchild is born this fall.
She is survived by: her four children, Dennis and Marilyn (Griffith) Borawski of Douglas, Mich.; Gary and Kelle (Gorman) Borawski of Pittsburgh; Elaine Borawski and Richard Clark of Cleveland; and Linda and Shawn Smith Sr. of Crescent, Pa.; nine grandchildren, Christopher Borawski, Matthew and Juliane Borawski, Taylor Clark, McKenzie Clark, Garrett Borawski, Elliott Borawski, Shawn Smith Jr., Shannon Smith, and Jordan and Whitney Theofilos; a sister, Frances "Pat" Lukans, Mentor, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Joanne Miklos, Seminole, Fla.; a brother-in-law, Thomas Borawski of Sharon; and several nieces, nephews, greatnieces, and greatnephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Margie was preceded in death by three siblings, Steve Miklos, John Miklos, and Marilyn Slattery; five sisters-in-law, Dorothy Miklos and Margaret, Delores, Betty, and Marie Borawski; six brothers-in-law, Hank Lukans and Albert, Charles, Edward, Paul, and Raymond Borawski; three nephews, Charles Borawski and Michael and Thomas Slattery; and a niece, Kathleen Heller.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made in Margie's name to a charity of the donor's choice.

Margaret "Margie" L., 87, of Cleveland, formerly of Brookfield and Lake Alfred, Fla.
Calling hours: 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday (7-26-17) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY, 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneral HomeandCrematory.com
Funeral: Mass of Christian burial at noon Thursday (7-27-17) in Church of Notre Dame, 2325 Highland Road, Hermitage, with the Very Rev. Richard J. Allen, pastor, as celebrant.
Interment: St. Michael's Byzantine Cemetery, Hermitage.
Published on July 23, 2017
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