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Cape Gazette NEWS FRIDAY, MAY 29- MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2015 31 Obituaries )) Franklin P. Hall, House of Delegates member Franklin Perkins Hall, 76, a longtime leader of the Vir- ginia House of Delegates and Lewes summer resident and homeowner for many years, died peacefully at home Monday, May 25, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer. Filled with zest and determi- nation, and deeply loved and appreciated by his family, he savored every moment of life and lived it to its fullest. He is survived by his be- loved wife of 46 years, Phoebe Poulterer Hall, with whom he raised a family, founded the law practice of Hall and Hall, and enjoyed adventure while travel- ling the world. He is also survived by Franklin Hall his daughter, Kimberly Hall Johnson and her husband Dan; his son Franklin Perkins Hall Jr. and his wife Melanie three precious grandchildren, Savan- nah, Lillian and Mary Grace; his brother James L. Hall and wife Ann; his sister Arlean Whita- ker; brothers-in-law William T. Poulterer III and wife Jane, and R. Jeffrey Poulterer and wife Maudene; and a host of nieces, nephews, other dear relatives, friends, colleagues, staff mem- bers and constituents. He was predeceased by his parents, Perkins and Lois Hall of Amelia, Va. Frank's 34 years of service in the Virginia House of Delegates was his crowning profession- al achievement. He led House Democrats from 2002 to 2007 and was a key figure in crafting the Commonwealth's biennial budget. He loved being a political, pro- fessional and personal mentor to the people around him. He was proud of the establishment of the annual Frank and Phoebe Hall Humanitarian Award for the Area Agency on Aging and their strong support of the A1- zheimer's Association. After founding Common- wealth Bank in Richmond, Frank enjoyed serving on the boards of directors of First Community Bank and the MCV Health Au- thority. In 2014, Gov. Terry McAuliffe appointed Frank to serve on the Virginia Commonwealth Univer- sity Board of Visitors. Whether it was.riding a mule down a 2,000-foot cliff in Hawaii, waterskiing on the James Riv- er, vacationing with his wife in Lewes, taking the train to visit his daughter in North Carolina, fly fishing with his son in Montana, taking his granddaughters for ice cream outings, or learning about the geopolitical issues of Europe and Asia, Frank always wanted to learn everything he could and was famous for the words, "Tell me about that." When asked why he entered public service, Frank replied simply that he wanted to be able to help others. He was a tireless public servant in both mind and deed. His kind, gracious, and gener- ous spirit combined with his enormous energy, keen curios- ity, and great sense of adventure allowed him to be devoted to his family while tirelessly advocat- ing for public schools, health care, mental health, the needs of seniors, the arts, and anyone he saw in need. As Frank would have said, good show. Good show indeed. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday, May 29, at the Woody Funeral Home, 1771 North Parham Ave., Richmond, Va. A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 4602 Cary Street Road, at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 30. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers; donations may be made to the Massey Cancer Center, Virginia Com- monwealth University, P.O. Box 980214, Richmond, VA 23298- 0214 or giving@vcu.edu. and American Legion Post 28 in Millsboro. He enjoyed fishing, boat- ing, traveling, collecting trains, vol- unteering at Masonic or- Richard Borkoski ganizations, took pride in his garden and yard, and loved spending time with his grand- children. Rick is survived by his wife of 42 years, Sophie Borkoski (nee Jacobs). He is also survived by his chil- dren, Richard S. Borkoski Jr. and his wife Rachel, Adam C. Borkoski and his fianc6 Shy, and Heather N. Simmons and her husband Daniel; his 10 grand- children; his mother, Antoinette Borkoski; his sisters, Toni Dick- erson and Cindy Miller; and his brother, Ronald Borkoski, The family will receive visitors at Singleton Funeral & Crema- tion Services P.A., 12nd Ave. SW (at Crain Hwy.) Friday, May 29, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Family will welcome visi- tors at noon, Saturday, prior to a Celebration of Life Service to be held at 1 p.m., in the funeral home's chapel. The family has requested live plants (small shrubs or trees) for Rick's Garden, in lieu of flowers. Donations can also be made to Glen Burnie Masonic Lodge 213, U Crain Hwy. South, Glen Burnie, MD 21061. )) Sigr~ online at: guestbooks parsellfuneralhomes,com watsonfh.com melsonfuneralservices.com shortfh.com Richard S. Borkoski Sr., took pride in garden On Monday, May 18, 2015, Mr. Richard S. Borkoski Sr. passed away at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes. Mr. Borkoski was born in Bal- timore, Md., April 10, 1952, to Joseph and Antoinette Borkoski. He honorably served our coun- try in the Army from 1970-71 .... and later by working at N.S.A. ldlLLVILLE, Rick belonged to Glen Burnie 355"89 ATLANTIC AVE. Masonic Lodge 213, Tall Cedars P.61 Box 1131 of Annapolis 126, Scottish Rite of 3oz:s: .13ss Bakimore, Royal Arch Chapter 1, Susan Pittard Weidman, Esq. Meaghan Mahoney Hudson, Esq. Top Tier Service With A Personal Touch. ReaLEstate Closings Real Estate Law Contract Drafting & Review Wills Durable Powers of Atto y Healthcare Powers of Attorney Estate Planning. 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