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Heather Lewis Borthwick


Heather Lewis Borthwick, 74, of Pittston passed away on Thursday, June 21st at her home. She was born in Taylor, October 21, 1943 and was the daughter of the late Norman and Elsie Zahornacky Lewis. Heather was the widow of Edwin “Ned” Borthwick, who died August 13th, 1999.

Heather was a graduate of Taylor High School. She earned her bachelor and master’s degree from East Stroudsburg University. She was employed by North Pocono School District as an Elementary Teacher until she retired. She was a University Supervisor of Student Teachers for Marywood University, and had been a corporate officer for VIP Optics in Scranton.

She loved her family, friends, students and pets. They gave her so much joy. Her grandchildren were the light of her life. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

She enjoyed all artistic endeavors including decorating the church for dinners. She also loved to decorate for weddings. Several of her poems were published.

She was a member of Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society, North Pocono Professional Women’s Association, The Natural Education Association, Pennsylvania Education Association, and St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. She taught Sunday school at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. Her strong faith saw her through her illness without giving in to it.

Heather is survived by a daughter Chantelle Antal and her husband Joseph of Suscon and a son Derryn Lewis Borthwick and his wife Lisa of Dupont. Her granddaughters are Madisyn and Marina Antal, and Alexys and Skylar Borthwick. Also surviving is her companion Ronald Scott of Scranton, and Fort Lauderdale, FL.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 100 Rock St., Hughestown, PA or to the Pittston Public Library, 47 Broad St., Pittston, PA 18640.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday morning, June 26th at 10:30am at Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea with Rev. David Newman of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church officiating. Friends may call for visitation on Monday evening, June 25th from 5pm-8pm.

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