Timothy Borbas

March 14, 1962 - March 27, 2015

Deacon Timothy Borbas, 53, a permanent Deacon assigned to St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Community, McKinney, Texas passed away and entered into everlasting life with Jesus on Friday, March 27, 2015 in McKinney, Texas.

He was born in Bluefield, West Virginia to the late Louis J. Borbas, Sr. and Frances Nagy Borbas. Timothy’s childhood years were spent in Nemours, West Virginia.

He graduated Magnum Cum Lade from West Virginia University with a degree in Petroleum Engineering in 1984. His professional career began as a Petroleum Engineer with ConocoPhillips Company where he worked for more than twenty-seven years and retired in July of 2012. Later that same year Tim and Gina relocated to McKinney, Texas to begin a new opportunity with Denbury Resources, Inc. in Plano, Texas where he has been working as a Senior Petroleum Advisor.

Timothy was ordained Deacon, February 26, 2000, by Bishop Edward J. O’Donnell, at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Lafayette Louisiana. His first assignment was to his home parish of St. Edmond Catholic Church in Lafayette, Louisiana, where he served until mid 2002. On a professional career assignment, he and his wife, Gina, transferred to the Houston area where he continued his Deaconate for the next ten years at St. Edith Stein Catholic Community in Katy, Texas. In September of 2012, they moved to McKinney, Texas where he has served since at their current parish of St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Community.

He loves the Lord Jesus, his family, and his many parish families. Timothy found great delight in family game nights, racquet ball with friends, vegetables and flower gardening, eating his homegrown tomatoes and just about any type of ice cream! His great gift to us was the light of Christ he carried in his daily life through service, generosity and kindness to all. He was a devoted husband of thirty-one years to Gina, and loving father to his daughter, Ragan and son-in-law Michael Savedra.

Timothy is survived by his wife, Gina J. Borbas; daughter Ragan M. Savedra and husband Michael; brothers, Louis Joseph Borbas, Jr. and wife Kitty of Lancaster, CA; Patrick Michael Borbas of Martinsville, Virginia; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great- nephews, and many godchildren.

He was preceded in death by his son, Caleb Emmanuel Jones Borbas; father, Louis J. Borbas, Sr.; mother, Frances N. Borbas and brother, Stephen Borbas.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church in McKinney, Texas with Reverend Father Don Zeiler and Reverend Father Jovita Okoli officiating. Timothy will be laid to rest in Princeton, West Virginia on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 with a Christian Wake Service starting at 7:00pm at St. Gabriel. Attendees are encouraged to bring a memory of Timothy to share with those present.

A reception will immediately follow in the St. Gabriel Community Center.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to: St Vincent de Paul Society c/o St Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Community, 110 St. Gabriel Way, McKinney, Texas 75071. Tim's heart was always about serving and helping others. The St Vincent de Paul Society is founded on this principle.


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My heart broke tonight as I found out that Tim had died suddenly, only a couple of weeks since I saw him last in Plano. Tim was a true friend to me, a colleague who I respected, and always sought out to say hello when I was at the Denbury offices. Gina, your Tim was a true gentleman, a wonderful spirit and I can only pray that your heart will know how much Tim loved you and your family. I am so sad tonight, as I met with mutual friends from our Conoco days, and we remembered Tim this evening. What a special spirit he had, and although I knew Tim from Conoco days, we had met again while he was working for Denbury. God will bless your family and know that Tim is safe in heavens arms. Jewel Wellborn Jewel E Wellborn, June 1, 2015 I worked with Tim at ConocoPhillips from 2006-2009. We would exchange stories about our gardens, tomato patches, and retirement dreams. He was a real fine person Roger Barnaby, April 17, 2015 Gina, my deepest sympathy over your loss of Tim. What a fine man and true friend. I can't be present in Bluefield for his service; I will be away in Connecticut. Be assured of my prayers and thoughts. Much love, Father Leon Father Leon Alexander, April 3, 2015 I did not know Deacon Tim only through his sermons. I looked forward to hearing him speak because he was so full of love and belief in God. I felt like he was authentic and his words ran through me. I will miss him also and I pray for his wife and family. Denice Hlavenka, April 2, 2015 So Blessed were we to have Tim in our St Gabriel community. We shared a common connection that our families were from Bluefield, WV. Mark's family too! Our prayers are with Gina and the family. Jacqueline Burnham, April 2, 2015 Gina, Ragan & Michael, we are so sad about the loss of Tim. He touched our lives in such a special way! What an incredible man he was! He was so blessed with such a great faith, family and love! He shared his love of God & life with everyone! We know he is dancing with the angels and singing with Jesus! We will all miss him, but I know you have the hardest road ahead, living on here on earth without his presence. I know God will be with you to carry you all every step of the way! Please feel free to lean on us and let us help you too. I so wish we could be with you today as so many are. Know that we are thinking of you & praying for you! XOXO Helen and Oscar (Harley & Angelique) Maldonado, April 1, 2015 Words cannot begin to describe how we are feeling but we will try... "He Is Not Dead I cannot say, and I will not say That he is dead. He is just away. With a cheery smile, and a wave of the hand, He has wandered into an unknown land And left us dreaming how very fair It needs must be, since he lingers there. And you—oh you, who the wildest yearn For an old-time step, and the glad return, Think of him faring on, as dear In the love of There as the love of Here. Think of him still as the same. I say, He is not dead—he is just away.” ? James W Riley Deacon Tim means the world to us especially when he saved our marriage and taught us compassion towards one another. He taught us to work as a team and not to sweat the small stuff. To the Borbas family all we can say is death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. May you find love and comfort in God and these words. Psalm 34:18 Psalm 46:1-2 Psalm 55:22 #Gonetoosoon Gil and Maria Cariaso, April 1, 2015 Gina and the Borbas family, I know it's been a long time since I saw you, I really don't know what to say, kind words and prayer and your faith will see you thru this time. Tomorrow we celebrate Tim's life, his journey to eternal life that I know he made thru the life he lived. So many memories have gone thru my mind, being altar boys together, the day he wrecked his bicycle and cut his chin, living on Randolph Rd, and just growing up in WV and how it shaped our lives. Sometimes the greatest men put on this earth aren't the ones that do one great thing, but the individual who does every little task in life with love and kindness in their heart, Tim was this type of a man. He was a loving husband, father, and a friend to many, I'm a better person for having him known him, we all are. Our prayers and thoughts are with you, Mike and Carol Marunich, March 31, 2015 We have so many memories of Deacon Tim and his witness to the Gospel. He taught us how to pray the Liturgy of the Hours, provided various blessings for our family, and made us laugh during Unitas pot-luck gatherings. Through his example and teaching, we saw the beauty of marriage in his devotion as a husband and very loving father. His unique touch was engraved on the many ministries he participated in. We love you Deacon Tim. Rest in peace. Craig, Anne and Stephanie Ortega, March 31, 2015 Deacon Tim, you are an inspiration to many. Your love for the Lord is contagious. We were so blessed by you the few years we've known you, and will forever cherish the day you bapitized our precious Lucas. We miss you dearly. Theresa, Fred and Lucas Rebollido, March 31, 2015 Deacon Tim made such an impact on so many lives. Mary Ann and I were so saddened to hear of his passing. He lives on in the Lord but also with us, as his lives he touched will pass on his influence to many more as will theirs in turn. Our symphathies are with Gina, Ragan, Michael, and all his family and friends. Mark Marzec, March 31, 2015 Truly an inspiring individual. I sadly will miss Tim and offer prayers for his family. He now rest in the loving arms of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Blake Williams , March 31, 2015 We will remember 'Pa Tim' with great affection for the time we had with him. We will celebrate his life by serving others (Helena is on a mission trip now), and by enjoying cake in a bowl with milk. As always, our prayers are with you, Nanny Gina and Ragan. Melinda Howze, March 31, 2015 Deacon Tim, Thank you for your devotion to Our Lord. When Our Heavenly Father called you to serve He knew you would say Yes and serve Him with all the love in your heart. Deacon Tim never met a stranger, he always had a kind and encouraging words to say. I always enjoyed his homilies and his humor during his homilies. I recall during one homily he had left his notes on the Ambo and was walking back and forth on the first step, then he realized he needed his notes and as he was walking back to the Ambo he said "I am striving to be more like Jovita" but he wasn't quite there yet and needed his notes. We all laughed and then he continued with is homily. Thank you Lord for sharing Deacon Tim with us for a short while. During his time at St. Gabriel's he served our community joyfully and shared his love of Jesus with all he met. Jennifer Pruitt, March 31, 2015 Thank you Lord for bringing the Borbas family to into our lives, Deacon Tim challenged us by example to talk to and walk with Jesus. We love him,miss him dearly and try to live our lives here on earth as he did. Arnold n Dahlia Hernandez, March 31, 2015