Robert Bors

Robert Bors, age 68, of Newark, DE, passed away on Sunday, October 14, 2018.

Born in Wilmington on May 24, 1950, Bob was the son of the late, Jesse J. Bors and Catherine (Lynam) Bors of Elsmere.

He graduated from Conrad High School, Class of 1968, and completed his studies in the inaugural class of Delaware Technical Community College, Northern Campus, Wilmington in 1970.

Bob proudly served his country in the United States Air Force from 1971-1974 during the Vietnam Conflict.  After his service, he worked as an electrician for the Pennsylvania Railroad and Amtrak until his retirement.

He was a sports enthusiast and an avid Eagles fan. On game day, he was ready for a challenging football game and a fun tailgate gathering with family.  In his retirement, Bob stayed active by exercising and socializing at the HAC, and line dancing with his wife, Carol, and many friends.

Bob is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Carol Schiavello Bors;  his beloved daughter, Kristina Bors, Newark;  sister, Marianne Bors Kellner, Wilmington;  aunt, Ann Redahan, Dover Plains, NY;  cousins, Wilmington and New York;  extended family, Mary Ann and Bill Connell, Newark;  Michael Schiavello and family, Hockessin;  dear nieces and nephews Kristy Hutton (Mark), Christine Kellner (Paul), Mary Beth Connell; and great-nieces Ava, Ellie, Grace, Emma, and many friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday October 19th, 2018 at 11 A.M where a visitation will begin at 10 A.M. at St. John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown Road Wilmington, DE 19808. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contibutions may be to St. John the Beloved School, 907 Milltown Road, Wilmington, DE 19808. Online condolences may be made at


Submitted by Colleen Cole-Leda on
My deepest sympathies to him he entire Bors family. Bob was such a kind, thoughtful soul especially to the autism family. He will be dearly missed. RIP

Submitted by Colleen ColeLeda- on
My deepest sympathies to him he entire Bors family. Bob was such a kind and thoughtful soul, especially to the autism community. He will be dearly missed. RIP

Submitted by Rob & Liz Wagner on
We are greatly sadden to hear of the loss of Bob Bors a great husband, father, neighbor, and our dear friend. Bob and Carol's daughter and our daughter have been close friends since childhood. We always considered Bob, Carol, and Kristina as close as family. He is greatly missed. And will always live in a special place in our hearts.

Submitted by Sandra Glover on
My sincere condolences to you Kristina and your family. May you find comfort in the many precious memories of your Father, and I pray God continues to Bless and Keep your family.

Submitted by Cara McPeake on
Carol & the Bors family, Please accept my deepest condolences in the passing of your wonderful husband Bob. Bob was an intelligent, fun person who will be greatly missed by all who knew him. You'll be in my thoughts & prayers.

Submitted by deborah williamson on
I will miss Bob and line dancing with Bob. Loved the conversations of politics, fairness to others, and friends. Carol and Kristina be strong. We are all here for you. Respectfully, Debbie

Submitted by Leo Beattie on
So sorry to hear of your passing!! I will miss talking with you about Notre Dame and other teams! What a friendly person you were and quite a dancer. Leo Beattie

Submitted by Debbie Hook on
Carol, I am so sorry to hear about Bob passing. He will be dearly missed. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Debbie

Submitted by The Smiths on
We wanted to share our condolences with Robert’s family. It is never easy to have to say goodbye to a loved one. The pain of loss can be unbearable. Our Creator promises us that one day this pain will be just a memory. That beautiful promise can be found at Revelation 21:3, 4. Our pain and suffering will be a thing of the past, and we can cry tears of joy as we welcome back the ones that we love so much. We hope you find comfort in those promises.

Submitted by Anthony Davolos on
Rest in peace Bobby, we had a lot of fun back in Vilone Village; you were always a great guy.

Submitted by Dab on
Dads are special and are terribly missed. During this time of sadness God assures us that he heals the brokenhearted, Psalm 147:3. May the many hugs, prayers, cards be a source of comfort. Grief can be hard but special memories can help you cope. Please accept my condolences in behalf of your loved one

Submitted by Thomas Mealey on
May the loving Father comfort the family and.friends of Robert.

Submitted by Anne Marie Meehan on
I am so sorry to hear this sad news. Bobby is my first cousin and I have the fondest memories of my visits to Wilmington. He will be missed.

Submitted by Rebecca on
My condolences to you and your family. May  1Thessalonians 4:13 -15 give you and your family some comfort.  Which say " Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who are sleeping in death, so that  you  may not sorrow as the rest do who have no hope. For if we have faith  that Jesus died and rose again and, so too God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep in death . Jesus ". So again my condolences to you and your family . Rebecca