Friday, November 21, 2003

Catherine C. Borchers gave time to children

By Rebecca Goodman
The Cincinnati Enquirer

Mrs. Borcher

TERRACE PARK - Catherine Clark Borchers, human resources director for the Stepping Stones Center, died Sunday at University Hospital. The cause of death is not known.

The Terrace Park resident was 50.

"Cathy's entire life was centered around children and taking care of others," her husband, John C. Borchers, said. "If there were children in the room, Cathy would be the one sitting on the floor with the kids."

Mrs. Borchers served as president of both the Terrace Park Elementary and Mariemont High School PTO.

In 1984 she became active with Kindervelt, an auxiliary of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. She was president of the Terrace Park Kindervelt, marketing chairwoman for Kinderklaus, the annual holiday craft show, event chairwoman of the National Collegiate Rowing Championship in 1991, citywide publicity chairwoman and city-wide president. She also spent two years on the board of directors of Children's Hospital.

In 1997, Mrs. Borchers became a volunteer at Stepping Stones Center for the handicapped. She became a part-time employee four years ago and president of human resources a year later.

Mrs. Borchers grew up in Hyde Park. She was a 1971 graduate of Summit Country Day School and received a bachelor's degree from Miami University in 1975.

She was a member of Alpha Phi sorority.

In addition to her husband, survivors include a daughter, Sarah Bentley, a senior at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.; a son, John C. Borchers Jr., a freshman at Southern Methodist University in Dallas; her father, Thomas H. Clark, and two brothers, Thomas Clark Jr. and William Clark.

Services have been held. The remains were cremated.

Memorials: Stepping Stones Center, 5650 Given Road, Cincinnati 45243.


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