WC&P sadly announces the passage of industry veteran John Borger, Jr., retired co-owner and former President of San Dimas, California-based Evolutionary Concepts, Inc. (ECI). The San Clemente resident died in a tragic kayak accident near Dana Point Harbor in August. Passionate about family, fishing and reading mystery novels in the afternoon, Borger had taken up kayaking about a year ago.
Born September 19, 1947 in New Jersey, Borger served in the US Air Force in Vietnam. He was a dedicated member of the water quality industry for many years and a member of the Water Quality Association.
Borger is survived by his wife, Mary, stepdaughter Caryn Cadez, son-in-law Igor and granddaughters Morgan and Kaylee. He is also survived by brother and sister-in-law, David and Ann Borger of Mission Viejo and his beloved African gray parrot, Alfie. A Celebration of His Life was held at the San Clemente Golf Course on September 13.