Anthony John Borowski, Jr.

May 16, 1938 - March 17, 2020

Anthony John Borowski, Jr., 81, a resident of Fort Myers, FL for the past 20 years, formerly of Miami, FL, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2020 in Bonita Springs, FL. Anthony also spent time in Trenton, NJ, where he made strong friendships with so many people he considered family until his last day. He was born May 16, 1938 in Lodz, Poland to Anthony and Wanda Borowski, Sr., now deceased.

Anthony was of the Catholic faith and served in The United States Marines. He also worked as a Police Officer and Detective for the Miami-Dade Police Department. Upon retirement, Anthony worked as a US Marshall in Gainesville before moving to SWFL to be closer to his family. Tony, or as his family affectionately called him – “Dziadzi”, was a caring father and grandfather. Although unconventional, there was no shortage of love. Dziadzi displayed his feelings through actions and life lessons. He’d bring varieties of treats to suit all of his grandkids’ tastes, or sarcastically say things like “That was the best meal I’ve had all day” before slyly winking at his family to make sure they knew he appreciated their efforts in providing for him. Tony would stop his grandkids as they were rushing out the door to ensure that their gas tanks and stomachs were full, always ready to give them anything they needed and a hug before they left. Tony had his own Love Language, and those who were closest to him could truly read it. Dziadzi had a big personality. He had a loud laugh, a spacious walk, and the biggest sneezes. Tony was a big fan of cigars, the Country Bear Jamboree at Disney World, Elvis Presley, and any football team that was playing against the Patriots. Dziadzi will always be remembered as someone who would do anything for his family, including riding on Rockin’ Rollercoaster when he was in his 70’s to show that he “still had it”. We could always count on Dziadzi to make us laugh, and know he’s laughing at all of us now that he never has to deal with a Snowbird again. We love you, Dziadzi, and will miss your love and sense of humor.

He is survived by five loving children, Mary Borowski of Emory, TX, Joseph Borowski of Atlanta, GA, Andrew Borowski (Debbie) of Naples, FL, Kathy Popple (Randy) of Estero, FL, and Richard Borowski, also of Estero; as well as nine grandchildren.

Anthony was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Theresa Borowski in 2009; as well as a son, John Borowski.

Graveside Services with Military Honors will be held 11:00 AM Friday, March 20, 2020 at Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL 34241.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Linda Popple Mar 19, 2020 at 11:36 am

    Dave and I are so sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Linda Bosway Mar 19, 2020 at 12:42 pm

    Kathy- I’m so sorry for your loss.
    Your father seemed like a really nice person (from reading this).
    Thinking of you and your family.
    ❤️ Linda

  3. Leona V. Stewart Mar 19, 2020 at 9:55 pm

    Prayers to you and your family. Tony “Dziadzi” was a unique man. I have fond memories of him. He was always there to help in time of need, say a joke, give a hug, just listen or give his “Words of Wisdom”. He will be missed by many but remember he is in heaven with his love. Also, when tomorrow starts without him, don’t think he’s far apart—for everytime you think of him, he’s right there close to you in Your Heart. And he’s dancing up a storm (Polka) with your beautiful mother. Rest In Peace …Tony.

  4. Larry Britton Mar 20, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    Sorry to hear about your dad Joe.

  5. Robert Long Apr 5, 2020 at 9:27 am

    Whenever we thought about Tony, it made us smile. When we knew he was coming to visit, we were excited because we were in for a good time. Gone from Earth, but forever here in our prayers, thoughts and memories. Semper Fidelis & Semper Paratus. Yours was truly a live well lived.

    Bob and Teresa Long

  6. Dr Jack A.Milavic Apr 30, 2020 at 7:05 pm

    I am very sad I missed Tony’s passing away. Tony and I were very close friends since 1956. We served in the Marine Corps and Dade County Public Safety Department. My most sincere condolences to Tony’s family and want to assure you he will be missed.
    Tony you gave me many great memories and laughs.

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