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CDR R Bruce "Bruce" Borthwick
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Birth: 1930
Eau Claire
Eau Claire County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Dec. 18, 2003
Alexandria City
Virginia, USA

R. Bruce Borthwick, 73, of Alexandria, Va., died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003, in Alexandria.

He was born in Eau Claire Aug. 20, 1930, the son of Ernest and Ruth (Roehm) Borthwick. Bruce married Jacklyn Lekvin of Eau Claire on Dec. 20, 1954.

He graduated from Eau Claire Senior High School in 1948, and attended the University of Idaho in 1949 (NROTC). He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1953 and the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in 1961. He earned his Ph.D. in Public Policy from George Mason University in 2001.

Bruce was an officer in the United States Navy from 1953-73, retiring as a Commander.He wasa pilot whose work included procurement and development planning for naval helicopter programs, He retired in 1973 as a Pentagon program analyst. He

During his naval career he was honored as a Commander with the Legion of Merit Medal and the Joint Services Commendation Medal. He was employed by Presearch Inc. and worked for 17 years as a cost analyst and public policy consultant after his naval career.

He had a lifelong interest in youth competitive shooting sports and served as a coach and instructor for youth rifle clubs for more than 30 years.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Jacklyn; his daughter, Joyce Borthwick and her husband Steven Daub of Minneapolis; his son, R. Paul Borthwick and his wife Grace Nogan of Howard County, Md.; and two grandchildren, Brian and Stephanie Daub.

Family requests memorials directed to Youth Programs, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2701 Cameron Mills Road, Alexandria, Va., 22302.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003, at Lenmark-Gomsrud-Linn Funeral Home with Rev. Eric G. Nielsen officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery where VFW Post #305 will conduct military graveside rites. Family and friends may call from noon until time of services Tuesday at the funeral home.

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  Jacklyn Lekvin Borthwick (1932 - 2011)*
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Forest Hill Cemetery
Eau Claire
Eau Claire County
Wisconsin, USA
Maintained by: Jack Davison
Originally Created by: James Seidelman
Record added: Dec 26, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8210076
CDR R Bruce Bruce Borthwick
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CDR R Bruce Bruce Borthwick
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CDR R Bruce Bruce Borthwick
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Rest In Peace, Bruce...
- James Seidelman
 Added: Nov. 6, 2012
Proud to be in '53
- Jack Davison
 Added: Sep. 11, 2012
Thank you for your great service in preserving our country's freedoms. I will honor you in the only way that I can . . . by remembering you always. May you rest in peace knowing that you truly embodied the ideals of "Duty, Honor, Country."
- Charles A. Lewis
 Added: Aug. 25, 2012

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