Celebrating the life of

Curtis Gene Borrett

Passed away on May 13, 2022

Curtis Gene Borrett

Curtis Gene Borrett passed away Friday, May 13, 2022 at the age of 93. Curtis was born in Mallory Township, Osterdock, Iowa on March 12, 1929 to Howard Leroy and Icie Irene Borrett. His early life was spent growing up with his 3 brothers and 3 sisters in rural Iowa where he attended a one room school house until high school. Upon entering high school, a neighboring county recruited him to play on their baseball team. Being in a different county, they could only do this if they hired him to drive the school bus, and so he did. He remained in contact with his Colesburg high school classmates his entire life and attended reunions as often as he could. Upon graduating high school, he registered with Selective Service and joined the airforce in 1948. He was assigned to Chatham Airforce Base, which is now Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, GA. His talent as a ball player didn’t go unnoticed there either. He was quickly recruited as a ballplayer by the Airmen Baseball team to play for the Chatham Flyers where he became known as “Buzz Borrett” and played as an outfielder and a left handed pitcher throughout his service.

Following his time in the Airforce, Curtis headed to Florida for Spring Training tryouts and signed with the Minor League Clubs. He became a rookie outfielder for the Washington Senators and played with the Texas-New Mexico league, and later the Lexington Ball Club. After his team played in Waycross, GA he met his soon to be wife, Jacqueline “Jackie” Gaster. Curtis left baseball and married Jackie in 1956, and settled down in Waycross, where they had two daughters, Michelle and Cynthia. They later moved to Savannah, GA where Curtis lived out the rest of his life. He worked most of his career for Electrolux as a branch manager, and after retirement, opened his own vacuum cleaner sales and service store which he worked at until his late eighties. As a local businessman, he became well known to people in the Savannah community. He spent the majority of his life a Savannahian, but never lost touch with his Iowa roots. He connected often there with his family, high school classmates, and the members of his Mason Lodge, which he always remained a contributing member of. Baseball and golf were his lifelong passions. At age 90, he traveled back to Iowa with his daughters, where he spent an afternoon at the Field of Dreams baseball field hitting baseballs with his brother and some locals.

Curtis was preceded in death by his wife, Jacqueline, his parents, Howard Leroy and Icie Irene Borrett, as well as his sisters Geraldine Moser, Alo Keehner, and sister-in-law, Becky Borrett.

He leaves behind his daughters, Michelle (Butch) Longaberger, Cindy Brennan (Victor), and grandchildren Abigail (Jeremy) Futch, Sara (Jorge) Bocanegra, Hannah Longaberger, Victoria (Michael) Saturnino, and Patrick (Emily) Brennan, as well 7 great-grandchildren.  His brothers Howard Borrett, Douglass (Madeline) Borrett, Dennis Borrett, and Denise Soloman.  A loving brother, father, and grandfather, he will be greatly missed by all.  Special thanks are given to Bettina, his personal care assistant throughout his final few years.

Graveside service will be held at Greenwich Cemetery, in Savannah, GA on Monday, May 16, 2022 at 11:00.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in his name to Grand Lodge of Iowa (Lodge 67), P.O. Box 279, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 52406-0279; or Senior Citizens, Inc. Meals on Wheels program, 3025 Bull Street, Savannah, GA 31405.

Play Ball Papa Curt. Play Ball!!




Cindy i am so sorry to hear about your Father's passing. We will be praying for you and your family during this difficult time.

- Terry Stafford, North Little Rock, Arkansas

We are so sorry to hear of your Dad passing on. We are praying for you and Vic, hoping that special memories and love are a comfort to you.

- Don and Susan Denette, Sherwood, Arkansas

Cindy , You & your family are in our thoughts deeply ! Love to all, Amy & Rob

- Amy & Rob Massey, Savannah , Ga

Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your father. He was our lovely neighbor for many years and always had a kind word for everyone.

- Vera and Judy Hoffman , Savannah, ga

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Cindy and Michelle-I am so sorry for your loss!! You and your families are in my thoughts and prayers!

- Lynn Odom, Savannah, GA

Michelle and Cindy, praying for your peace and comfort. Love you, Mary

- Mary Roberson , Savannah , GA

Curtis was my boss for several years at Electrolux, although Jackie thought she was! LOL. But she was like a second mom getting me through many of life’s ups and downs. He was such a patient man. Always remembered me years later when I would stop by the shop and see him and Butch. We still shared Christmas cards each year, no matter how much we saw each other. I was always excited to see that he did them hisself!

- Susan Edwards , Savannah , Ga

He will be missed by so many a sweet loving kind helpful and generous man of God. My love and prayers are with all the family. I remember his smiling face

- Suzanne Woodrum, Savannah , Georgia

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Cindy, Michelle and Family, I'm so very sorry to hear this news, but I do know that your daddy was so blessed to have you as his daughters. He loved his family and friends fiercely. May God provide you all with His strength and deep peace.

- Kelly and Alex Hunt, Savannah, Georgia

I want to extend my condolences to you Michelle and your family. May you look to the heavens with a smile on your face and know that you have an Angel watching over you.

- Monica F. Daughtry, Savannah, Georgia

Michelle and family - What a beautiful tribute to your father! Prayers for peace in your hearts and the blessings of sweet memories.

- Leah Colby Miller, Savannah, Georgia

Michelle and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

- Libby Miller, Savannah, GA

Curtis and my dad sold Electrolux vacuum cleaners. They will have a lot to share in paradise. Everyone wanted one when they were $69.75. Our parents simply love people ,and so do we. They are as good as alive in God’s promise of the resurrection. John 5:28,29 We mis them deeply. Soon ,our tears of sorrow will be turned into tears of joy under Christ’s heavenly Kingdom government. Isaiah 9:6,7 Our dear ones will shout for joy when they rise from the dust. Isaiah 26:19 Soon , God’s original purpose for the earth will be accomplished. We have eternity in our hearts which will be enjoyed in paradise. Rev 21:3,4 May we be there to greet our family. “Enjoy Life Forever” Christian Love, Sandy Wirfs

- Sandy Wirfs, Monroe, Louisiana

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel