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Celebrating the life of

Stefan Borysowicz

December 03, 1949 - December 09, 2022

Stefan Borysowicz

Stefan passed away at St. Joseph's/Candler hospital in Savannah, on Friday, December 9. He was born in Bad Kreuznach, Germany in a post-World War II Polish refugee camp. As a toddler, he and his parents emigrated to the United States in 1951, eventually settling in Dallas, Texas in 1953. Stefan became a naturalized U.S. citizen shortly after his graduation from high school. He was a retired Army veteran, Bronze Star recipient, serving in both Vietnam and Desert Storm.

After 20 years in the military, Stefan went back to college and completed his Bachelor's in Elementary Education (K-8) from Jacksonville State University. His second career was as a middle school teacher, primarily teaching mathematics. He taught at the Military Magnet Academy (MMA) in Charleston, South Carolina for almost 20 years. Known as Mr. B, the teachers, staff, and students were his second family. He was an assistant football coach for several years and eventually became an after-school tutor in addition to his regular teaching duties. It wasn't unusual for Stefan to run into current and past students in Charleston who would shout "Hey Mr. B!" whether it was in restaurants, grocery stores, or other public venues. In particular, past students would remark that Mr. B was tough but that he was fair, and they were appreciative that he pushed them to be their best in life and the classroom. He loved Delta Rae, Godzilla, old Western movies, and watching MASH re-runs with his daughter.

He is survived and much loved by his wife Mary Ann and daughter Nicole; sister Annalise (Lisa) and brother-in-law Billy Kupper of Valley View Texas; brother Mike and sister-in-law Dio Borysowicz of Santa Rosa California; and many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. He is preceded in death by his mother Anna and father Paulo Borysowicz.

Inurnment will be at Arlington National Cemetery. 

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I am so sorry to hear of Mr. B's passing. I worked with him at MMA for 13 years. My prayers are with you.

- Winona Greene, Ladson, SC

I am so sorry for your loss. He was a great mentor for me as I began my teaching career at Military Magnet Academy.

- Sara Ancrum, Charleston, SC

I am very sorry to hear about Mr B’s passing. My daughter Amber was a teacher at MMA for @12 years . Her classroom was a few doors down from Mr B and he was always there in an instant if she needed help with her computer, moving her desk or troubleshooting & usually fixing her wheelchair when it would act up. Amber admired him so and also learned so much from him. He will be missed. My thoughts & prayers are with you. Mary Pedigo. Charleston

- Mary Pedigo, Charleston , SC

I am very sorry to hear about Mr B’s passing. My daughter Amber was a teacher at MMA for @12 years . Her classroom was a few doors down from Mr B and he was always there in an instant if she needed help with her computer, moving her desk or troubleshooting & usually fixing her wheelchair when it would act up. Amber admired him so and also learned so much from him. He will be missed. My thoughts & prayers are with you. Mary Pedigo. Charleston

- Mary Pedigo, Charleston , SC

So sorry to hear about your loss! Coach B was a very special man who loved helping students, players, and faculty members become better at all aspects of their lives. His giving spirit was an inspiration to me and I feel like I am a better man for knowing and working with him. He spoke highly and constantly about his love for his family! Thanks for allowing our Military Magnet family to share some of his time! He touched many students, faculty, and parents lives! His impact will have a tremendous impact on many future generations to come!

- Harold Ross, Summerville, South Carolina

I am so sorry to hear of Coach B’s passing. I have very fond memories working with Coach B at MMA. He was a strong influence and mentor to me while teaching. I will take time to share a Coca-cola with someone special in his name tomorrow. Thoughts and prayers to your family.

- Billy Richardson, Mount Pleasant, SC

Mr.B, Your MMA Family salutes you! With love, sheila

- Sheila K. Davis , N. Charleston , SC

I am so sorry to learn about Mr B’s passing. He was one of the first teachers I met when I first came to MMA as the school nurse. He always had a welcoming smile. Told me if I ever needed a snack to come see him (the first drawer of his file cabinet was a treasure chest of snacks!!). I was sad when he retired the next year. I will remember his kindnesses always. May his memory warm your hearts with love forever.

- Deedie Harrington, Mount Pleasant, SC

My deepest and sincere condolences to the family as they experience the joy and pain of the loss of and celebration of the life of Mr. Borysowicz. I’m grateful of having the opportunity to work with him. His dedication and commitment to his family and MMA will forever be appreciated. Thank you “Mr. B” for all that you did to help others over the years. ~ I’ll celebrate today with a CocaCola and a smile~ Rest easy Sir.

- Dr . Robert L. Perrineau, Jr., North Charleston, South Carolina

Mr. Borysowicz was an inspiration to the Military Magnet Academy family. He greeted the staff members and children with a big smile in the morning when he was working with us. Rest in peace Mr. Borysowicz.

- Josette Capers, Mount Pleasant , South Carolina

Mr. B. was well spoken of as a great person and Math Teacher. My sympathies to his family.

- Cynthia Moorer and Mr. Christian Moorer, North Charleston, SC

“Life is the greatest gift granted to us by Heaven. Death is just a bridge to God’s everlasting life." We the Student Council and members of the Military Magnet Class of 24" extend our heartfelt condolences and love to the family of Mr.B as he was affectionately called by many. The love we have for him is everlasting and continuing always. As we share your grief we pray your heart is strengthened. Dontez McNeil- Class SpokesPerson

- Military Magnet Class Of 2024", Charleston , SC

My heart is with you and your family. Mr. B was always there for everyone. He was the most thoughtful person I’ve ever met and I am so sad that he is gone. The world seems a little emptier now, but I am blessed that I had the chance to know him. He was one of the best friends I’ve ever had; a true friend in every sense of the word. He made me laugh and always raised my spirits when I was down. Words are just not enough to explain how great of a person he was. He will always be in our hearts.

- Karen Halloran, Military Magnet Academy , Charleston , SC

I am so sorry to hear about Mr. B. I worked with him at the Military Magnet for 8 years. He would always bring a smile and laughter to any moment. I adored Mr. B! He let me know about his snacks so whenever I needed a real Coke or some sugar, I could visit him. So thankful for such a kind man with a beautiful smile! He was truly one of the best teachers and colleagues. God Bless Him and prayers for your family.

- Amy Brunson , Charleston , South Carolina

I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. B was there for me during my first year teaching when I wanted to quit. It was he who noticed how stressed I had become and came to my classroom at the end of the day and promptly said "you looked overwhelmed at the parent meeting, I don't like that. Let's talk." By talking about his first year experiences, I suddenly felt like I could do this. I never gave up. I finished the PACE program and am fully licensed now. Mr. Bs "never give up" attitude has been my inspiration ever since.

- Sarah Covington, Summerville, SC

The family of late Mr. Borysiwicz has my deepest sympathy during your loss. May God forever bless and keep each of the family members wrapped up in His loving care. Mr. B. was one of my greatest attendance recorders during his years at the Military Magnet Academy. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

- Rosemary Yeadon, Military Magnet Academy , Charleston, SC

Mr. B. Nothing but good memories; always talking about his family.

- Jarrett Vella , Covington , La

Mary Ann, I am so sorry to hear about Stefan. From reading the comments on here, he sounds like he was a wonderful teacher and person. I will be keeping you and Nicole in my thoughts and prayers. ❤️

- Becky Williamson, Mt. Pleasant, SC

I was so sorry to hear about Mr. B’s passing. I had the honor of working with him for 8 years at MMA. His impact on his students, the faculty and staff of MMA will last for generations to come. I will forever be reminded of him whenever I enjoy a Coke. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

- Denise Hetherman, Summerville , SC

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200

  • Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced.