USS Cleveland CL-55 Reunion Association

Chester S. Borowicz
I Division

Chester S. Borowicz

December 8, 1923 - July 11, 2008

Dear Mr. Brockett:

I do not know if your Association has been informed of this or not, but it is with regret that I tell you of the passing of my Great Uncle Chester Stanley Borowicz, who served on the U.S.S. Cleveland (CL-55) in the "I" Division (his last name on the division photograph is spelled incorrectly). Chet (as he was called in the family) Borowicz died of complications due to stomach cancer on July 11, 2008. I have attached a scan of the funeral service card.

I know my great uncle had attended several of the U.S.S. Cleveland reunions although I do not know the last one he was able to make it to. His wife Ethel had passed in 1989 and unfortunately, his youngest daughter Patricia Lane died of leukemia on March 8 of 2008. His oldest daughter Carol Montagnese is the only surviving descendant.

Should anyone with the association wish to contact me in regards to my Great Uncle's service with the U.S.S. Cleveland, please have them send me an e-mail at or at the address listed below.


John Kovacs
462 Stafford Drive
Elyria, OH 44035