Darlene F. (Refsnider) Borst

October 13, 1945 ~ November 28, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old
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Darlene Borst Obituary


Darlene Faye (Refsnider) Borst, 78, of Bethlehem, passed away on Tuesday, November 28, 2023. She was the widow of Craig M. Borst who passed in 2009 after sharing 41 years of loving marriage. Born in Quakertown, on October 13, 1945 she was a daughter of the late N. Webster and Helen (Schroy) Refsnider.


Darlene graduated from Quakertown High School in 1963.  She was also a graduate of Moravian College and earned her master’s degree from Kutztown University. She worked an elementary school teacher in the Southern Lehigh School District, Lehigh Valley Lutheran School and Moravian Academy.  She was also part of the founding staff of Messiah Childcare Center. Darlene was an active member of the American Association of University Women and spent many years assisting with their book fair and children’s theatre programs. 


Darlene was a very active member of Edgeboro Moravian Church, where she taught Sunday School, served as a sacristan and Elder, assisted with the Putz and helped make countless sugar cakes and Moravian Stars. Darlene enjoyed traveling to the beach and spending time with her friends and family.


Darlene will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Wendy E. Borst of Bethlehem; son, Andrew M. Borst and his wife Amber of Ellington, CT; grandchildren, Abraham and Nora; sister, Deborah Jarrett Schultz and her husband Robert Schultz. 


Services: A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Edgeboro Moravian Church, 645 Hamilton Ave, Bethlehem. A viewing will be held on Monday, December 4, 2023 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Cantelmi Long Funeral Home, 500 Linden St, Bethlehem. A memory tribute may be placed at www.cantelmifuneralhome.com.


Contributions: In lieu of flowers contributions in Darlene’s memory can be made to Moravian Village, Attn: D. Soos, CEO/CPA, Good Samaritan Fund, 561 E. Market St. Bethlehem, PA 18018.


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December 4, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cantelmi Long Funeral Home
500 Linden Street
Bethlehem, PA

Funeral Service
December 5, 2023

11:00 AM
Edgeboro Moravian Church
645 Hamilton Ave
Bethlehem, PA


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