John S. Borowicz, 87

Jul 20, 2019

John S. Borowicz, 87, of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully on July 9, surrounded by family. He was the beloved husband of Joan B. (Lokitis) Borowicz.

Born in New Bedford, son of the late John and Regina (Kolaczewska) Borowicz, he was a long-time Dartmouth resident.

John graduated from Holy Family High School and went on to serve in the United States Army as a forward observer in Korea, 2nd Infantry Division. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal.

After serving, he graduated from Boston University and was a New Bedford High School history teacher for over 30 years, as well as Principal of Adult Education. He was an inspiration to many students. An avid walker, he enjoyed spending time in nature. John was a loving father and grandfather, and his greatest joy was his family.

In addition to his wife of 58 years, John is survived by two daughters, Gwen Dadoly and her husband Dwain of Yarmouth Port, and Karin Borowicz Admussen and her husband Ben of Belchertown; a son, John K. Borowicz and his wife Wen of Dartmouth; six grandchildren, Alexandra, Nika, and Gabriella Dadoly, and Kazimir, Maksym, and Tadeusz Borowicz; and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Alfred Borowicz, Wladyslawa Borowicz, Renata Borowicz, Jean (Roy) Bouchard, Adela (Stanley) Chudzik, Rita (Stanley) Gerula, and Frances (Frank) Traban.

Services are private and in the care of Waring-Sullivan Home of Dartmouth. Online tribute at