John Borek, a serious and zany man of the arts, dies at 71 | Art

1 of the remaining functions of John Borek, one particular of a lot of functions of his daily life, was to deliver 5-foot-tall cardboard cutouts of chocolate rabbits to mates in celebration of Easter, one particular of his preferred holidays.

Borek, a man of a lot of hats recognised for his zany theatrics and critical motivation to the Rochester arts and cultural scene, died Saturday. He was 71 and had been unwell with leukemia.

He was a lot of things to a lot of folks in the metropolis.

There had been his 15 several years as a legislative aide to former Town Councilman Adam McFadden. In February, the Town Council proclaimed Feb. sixteen as “John W. Borek Working day,” celebrating “a daily life story greater than the sum of all its chapters.”

He was the former president of the nineteenth Ward Group Association, and labored with local community advisory systems

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