Aug 292014

Victor L. Bork, 75, of Holbrook passed away on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at the Arizona Heart Hospital in Phoenix. At his request, no services will be held. His ashes will be interred in the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix.

He was born on July 4, 1939, in Steubenville, Ohio, to Florence L. Thompson and Victor Bork.

Vic served in U.S. Air Force from 1959 to 1963.

He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration from the University of Arizona in 1974.

Vic retired from the Tucson Police Department and from his second career with the Navajo County Probation Department.

He was a willing volunteer whenever needed. He served as Holbrook’s mayor from 1999 to 2001, was president of the Navajo County Historical Society Board of Directors and an active member of the society’s project team, was a past president of the Optimist Club in Tucson, and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Tucson Lodge No. 1, Elks Lodge No. 2450 of Holbrook and the Navajo Post of the American Legion of Holbrook.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, his stepfather Amos Thompson, and his sisters, Winifred Kay Bork and Eva Pearl Thompson Gowin.

Survivors include his loved companion and best friend of 18 years, JoLynn Fox; his adopted Holbrook family, Alex and Michele Baker, Scott, Jacob and MacKenzie Baker, and Michael and Nicole Young, and Alexis Young; and his Ohio family, cousins Donna, Mary, Jerry, George and Gordon, niece Dawn Angel and nephew Gregg.

Vic also leaves many close friends and acquaintances from over the years, and treasured each of them. He was proud to be part of Holbrook, and the community was a special part of his life.

Memorials in his memory may be made to the donor’s preferred charity.Vic Bork