Robert Paul Borah, a 34-year Mammoth Lakes resident, died Jan. 7 of a heart attack at his home in Mammoth Lakes. Robert, commonly known as “Bob” or “Bobby,” was born May 14, 1956, at March Air Force Base and raised in Riverside, Calif. Shortly after graduating from Cal Poly Pomona, he went on a ski trip with friends to Mammoth and decided to make the Eastern Sierra his lifelong home.
In the early 1980s he worked at Mammoth Lakes Bank of America as a Loan Officer and was the Branch Manager of Arrowhead Pacific Savings and Loan. His love for many outdoor activities, including water skiing and softball, prompted him to be one of the pioneers and organizers of these sports in Mammoth. He served as team captain for many of his softball teams and was passionately involved with the “Eastern Sierra Water Ski Association.”
Bob was a long standing Lion’s Club member and in his early years served as an officer and board member. For the past two decades he was a business owner, including A-1 Auto Repair and B&W Games. He could be seen for years coaching, encouraging and enjoying the many sports and activities of his daughter, Judy, now a freshman at the University of Dubuque in Dubuque, Ia. Bob is survived by his only daughter, Judith Borah of Pacific Palisades, Calif. and Dubuque, Ia., brother- and sister-in-law, John and Carol Borah of Indio, Calif., sister Mary Ann Younghaus of Lake Forest Calif., nieces and nephews, and their spouses and children.
As a father, brother, uncle and a friend, Bob will be missed by many. Memorial services will be announced in the late spring. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to an education fund for Bob’s daughter, Judy. Contact Matt at Mammoth Lakes Bank of America for account information. For further details about memorial services, contact Kathy Cage 760.934.4688 or firstname.lastname@example.org.