Martin Henry Bornhorst (Marty) - Rensselaer, NY, 66 years old, passed away suddenly at home Sunday, April 19th. The son of the late Francis and Eleanor (Schaller) Bornhorst, he was a lifelong Capital Region resident, except for the time during his service in the Navy.
He is survived by his siblings; Carolyn Caringi (Nick), Francis Jr. (Hollis), Carl Sr. (Catherine), Daniel Sr., Kenneth (Sharon), Marilyn Bossalini (Peter), and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by a brother Benjamin and sisters-in-law Helen and Colleen Bornhorst.
Marty was a Columbia High School graduate and served in the United States Navy as a boatswain’s mate on the USS Simon Lake until his Honorable Discharge in August of 1978. He was a volunteer firefighter and member of the Defreestville Fire Company, serving as Captain-Driver Training Instructor and achieved Life Membership in January 1992. He also served as volunteer ambulance driver and EMT for North Greenbush Ambulance for 15 years.
Marty worked as a Chemical Operator at BASF from 1981 until 1997. He also received education and certification as a welder in 1998 and received his CDL Class A license in 1996. He worked for several commercial trucking companies, traveling to 48 states and Canada, before his retirement in 2019.
A private burial will take place at a later date.
Donations may be made in his memory to the Food Pantries of the Capital District, 32 Essex St, Albany, NY 12206.
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