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Gail Borden, II

Birthplace: Winter Park, Orange County, Florida, United States
Death: September 11, 1991 (84)
Place of Burial: Winter Park, Orange County, Florida, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Lewis Mercer Borden and Marie Ann Borden
Husband of Elsa Maria Borden and Margaret Rossiter Borden
Father of Private and Private
Brother of Lewis Mercer Borden, Jr.; Penelope "Penny" Ann Boone (Borden) and Adelbert Borden

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About Gail Borden, II


Gail Borden II of Winter Park, who was a well-known radio and television sports show personality, died Wednesday.

Borden, 84, of 915 Old England Ave., was the great-grandson of Gail Borden, who invented condensed milk and founded the Borden Co. He was born in New York City and moved to Winter Park from East Hampton, Long Island, N.Y., in 1950.

Borden was an all-round athlete who concentrated on figure skating. With numerous medals and championship titles, he competed as a member of the U.S. Olympic figure-skating teams in 1932 and 1936. He was an avid sportsman, conservationist and accomplished wildlife artist.

He was featured along with David Newell, then editor of Field & Stream magazine, in a weekly radio broadcast, Hunting & Fishing Club of the Air in the late 1940s.

He became a popular television personality on the weekly nationally syndicated program The Sportsmans Club from 1950 to the early 1960s.

"He was a very personable man," said retired Orlando Sentinel columnist Charlie Wadsworth.

"He was greatly interested in this area of Florida. . . . He was the kind of man who made friends wherever he went."

Borden was a retired securities broker.

He was a member of the Maidstone Club of East Hampton, the Devon Yacht Club, New York Yacht Club and Winter Park Racquet Club. He was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church in Winter Park.

He is survived by his wife, Elsa Marie; daughters, Lynda Marie Borden, Longwood, and Dr. Sandra Gail Borden, Van Nuys, Calif.; sister, Penelope B. Boone, Winter Park; brother, Albert Borden, Lakeville, Conn., and two grandsons. Carey Hand Cox Parker Funeral Home, Winter Park.

Obituary in Orlando Sentinel September 12th, 1991

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Gail Borden, II's Timeline

February 19, 1907
Winter Park, Orange County, Florida, United States
September 11, 1991
Age 84
Age 83
Palm Cemetery, Winter Park, Orange County, Florida, United States