Frank C. Borovetz Jr., 79

Born Friday, August 4, 1939

Died Sunday, June 2, 2019

Frank Charles Borovetz, Jr., 79, retired educator, passed away on June 2, 2019. He was born to Frank Charles Borovetz, Sr., and Margaret (O’Keefe) Borovetz, in Muskogee, Oklahoma, on August 4, 1939. He was a lifelong member of First Lutheran Church in Muskogee.
Frank graduated from Muskogee Central High School in 1957. He received an associate degree in arts in 1959 from Connors College, earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Northeastern State College in 1961, a Master of Arts in 1964 from Colorado State College, and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Tulsa in 1975.
Frank had a passion for education. He started his teaching career as an elementary teacher at Franklin School and later became principal at Pershing Elementary. After leaving the classroom, he began a long career in public school administration with Muskogee Public Schools. He worked briefly as assistant superintendent of Catoosa Public Schools. Wanting to return to the classroom, Frank began teaching classes at Connors State College in 1979, where he eventually became Vice President for Fiscal Services, serving from 1990 until 2001.
Outside the classroom, Frank maintained a strong desire to help his home community of Muskogee. He served four terms as an elected city councilman and was a member of numerous financial and public committees for the City. Frank was on the board of MARC and was a tireless volunteer coach and bus driver with Special Olympics for many years, traveling to the state competitions and staying in the dorms with the athletes.
After retiring entirely from the field of education, Frank went to work at the Veterans Administration for several years. Frank enjoyed doing anything outdoors and woodworking and was very proud of his MG Midget (the Barbie car) and his 1946 Datsun convertible. His zest for life and new experiences never ended and was contagious.
Frank is survived by his wife, Kay; daughters, Kandee Borovetz, Muskogee/Karee Pyatt and Dustin, OKC/Cyndi Larimer and Mike, Claremore; son, Steve White and Kathy; brother, Danny, Muskogee; niece, Jennifer Williams; sister-in-law, Kathy Hall, Dallas; nephew, Matt Hall; grandchildren, Stephanie White, Tulsa, Mandie Hankins, Tulsa, Amber Melton, Ft. Gibson, Meghan Thompson, Porter, Hunter White, Ft. Gibson, Sam Larimer, Claremore; seven great-grandchildren; and beloved cousins, and many friends.
He was preceded by his parents, Frank Sr. and Margaret Borovetz.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Special Olympics.
Funeral services celebrating Frank’s life will be 2PM, Friday, June 7, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Bill Crow officiating. A private family interment will follow. Pallbearers will be Hunter White, Sam Larimar, Matthew Hall, Russell Engman, Henry Wheeler, and Jack Gilbreath
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York Street, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be made to the family online at

Thursday, June 6th, 2019 - 09:00 AM to 08:00 PM - Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory - Muskogee
1830 North York Street - Muskogee, OK - 74403

Friday, June 7th, 2019 - 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM - Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory - Muskogee
1830 North York Street - Muskogee, OK - 74403

Friday, June 7th, 2019 - 02:00 PM - Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel - Muskogee
1830 N. York St. - Muskogee, OK - 74403

Private interment

Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory