Carol D. Borocz, age 48, of Fairview Twp., Lewisberry, PA, died Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at her home.
She battled metastatic breast cancer for three years, and fought hard to the very end. Carol went peacefully, surrounded by her family who adored her. Prior to her diagnosis in 2018, she worked as a Registered Nurse at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA, and Tuomey Hospital, Sumter, SC. Carol spent her school age years growing up in Caledonia, MS, near Columbus AFB where her father worked. She married an Air Force pilot in 1995 and spent 20 years as military wife. She lived and traveled all over the world, relishing in the adventures that ensued. Carol taught English to Korean school children while living there, became fluent in the Italian language while living in Italy, learned to scuba dive in Thailand, motorcycled all over Europe, and created kids reading programs as a librarian in Litchfield Park, AZ, and Sumter SC. She got her Nursing degree at Central Carolina Technical College in 2012. Carol had an engaging personality; loving, always festive, creative, funny, and compassionate beyond measure. Her passions included playing the flute in community bands everywhere she lived. She was also a gifted seamstress, knitter and quilter, as well as a skilled motorcycle racer.
She adored nature and animals, and provided a loving home to many rescued dogs and cats. She touched many lives was an easy person to love.
Born on October 26, 1972 in Norfolk, VA, she was the daughter of Nellie Rustin of Laurel, MS, and the late Charles D. Newcomb.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 26 years, Lt Col Mark J. Borocz, USAF (ret) and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Mary and Michael Borocz of Lewisberry, PA.
Visitation will be held from 10 - 11 am on Wednesday at Bible Baptist Church of Shiremanstown, 201 W. Vine St, Camp Hill, PA, followed by funeral services at 11 am. Burial will be in Tri-County Memorial Gardens, Newberry Twp.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to the PA Breast Care Coalition, (www.pabreastcancer.org), 2397 Quentin Road, Suite B, Lebanon, PA 17042.