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Henry Walter Borges

January 5, 1962 - November 17,2023

Celebration of Life

Henry W. Borges (61) died at home in Honolulu (Mililani) Nov. 17, 2023. Born in Honolulu on Jan 5, 1962 and raised in Kailua, Henry is survived by his children, Sean Borges, Henry "HB" Borges Jr (Jo Ann), and Heather Borges (Christopher); his grandchildren, Makoa, Victoria, Sebastian, and Elijah; and his siblings, Gwen Menchaca, Miriam Janczak, Janice Wong, Randolph Borges Jr, Bernardette Foresman, Harold Borges, Charlene Luning, Lynda Borges, and Colette Borges. He is preceded in death by his parents, Randolph Borges Sr & Emma (Deniz) Borges, and brother Barry Borges.Henry was the youngest of 11 children and grew up in the family home in Kailua. Henry was baptized at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Kailua. He also received his First Holy Communion and Confirmation rites there.
He attended Kailua Elementary, Kailua Intermediate, and Kalāheo High schools where he ran track, played football, and solidified enduring friendships. After school Henry started a family with three beautiful children, and went on to a varied and successful work career -- from sales to construction -- always providing for his ʻohana. Along the way, he sold Rainbow vacuum cleaners and worked as an aide at the State Hospital.He was owner/contractor of Protile Company LLC from 1996 to 2004, managing installation of ceramic tile, flagstone, marble, granite, waterproofing, etc, at residential and a range of commercial properties on Oʻahu and Maui. And he was the Owner/Safety Manager of Concrete Technology of Honolulu from 2013 to 2015. His work life culminated as a Safety Inspector, becoming certified by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals as a Safety Trained Supervisor in Construction in 2014, and Construction Health and Safety Technician in Construction in 2016, followed by a series of OSHA Certifications over the later years. His Safety Officer work -- on sometimes multi-million dollar projects -- took him from Kailua High and Kaiser High Schools, to Schofield, Pearl Harbor, and even Haleakalā. In these projects, Henry worked in direct contact with the NAVFAC inspectors, Civil Engineers, and Federal FireFighters.
Henry was very proud of his family -- and his Portuguese heritage! He enjoyed fishing and anything ocean - he became a certified open water diver in 2003. He also loved his dogs, his cats, and his cars (ʻ56 Chevy and a recent custom-wrapped Jeep). Henry's siblings remember his childhood love of Strawberry Quik "pinkie" and cream crackers - a special treat from our mom - and his ongoing love of Almond Roca!
Friends and family - Please add your comments and photos as you like. Mahalo!

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