Steven R. Borys

Steven R. Borys - Rochester Cremation

Rochester, NY – May 28, 2023 at age 43.  Steven is predeceased by his father and best friend, Nicholas Borys; grandparents, Robert & Jeanelle Sant and Steve & Victoria Borys; as well as some aunts and uncles. He is survived by his mother, Marsha Borys; sisters Nicole Ribis (Tim), Renee Borys, Christina Jones, & Jeanelle Borys; nephews Timothy, Nathaniel, & Robert Ribis, and niece Oksana Borys; as well as aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Steven loved the outdoors. Hunting, fishing, and cooking were his favorite pastimes. He especially enjoyed doing those activities with his dad. Steven worked as a tree surgeon for years, but had no problem helping anyone out with anything they needed including fixing cars, traveling to clean up after Hurricane Katrina, or something as simple as changing a baby’s diaper. Wherever Steven went, he would create a close-knit brotherhood filled with support, care, and a feeling of belonging. Pretty much anything Steven put his mind to, he could accomplish. He loved to laugh and always had fun at karaoke. He would wow the crowd with his Eminem and Righteous Brothers vocals. Steven was a natural comedian making everyone around him laugh every chance he got.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Rochester Adult & Teen Challenge ( in Steven’s memory. This is an organization that helps people overcome addiction, a battle Steven fought for most of his life.

Steven’s Memorial Service will be held Sunday, June 11th, 5:00 PM at Anchor Christian Church, 375 Beaver Road, Rochester, 14624 with a coffee, sweets, and charcuterie social hour afterwards. 

15 Condolences

  1. Deborah Michelle Zauner on June 3, 2023 at 2:04 pm

    We are so very sorry for your loss as a family. Our hearts grieve with you and we lift you all up in prayer. We pray that God helps to heal your hearts over time and that Steven’s loss is not in vain and that others may seek solace and help through Adult and Teen Challenge.
    We love you guys and praying for your family during this difficult time. ❤️🙏

  2. Scot beedle on June 3, 2023 at 3:36 pm

    The the borys family i am so sadden to hear of Stephen passing and at loss of words Stephen was like a little brother to me and i fell like a part of me is gone but know he is at peace and with poppa nick and in god loving arms .thinking and praying for you and everone that was blessed to know stephen .rest in peace my brother


    • Brandon Bocach on June 4, 2023 at 1:54 pm

      So sorry to hear this my condolences to the family..
      Steve and I had a good long 10+ years with him amazing arborist amazing friend, Would light up a room wherever.. although we lost track I often wondered how he was,, This saddens me, You will be missed my friend until we meet again fly high….

      • Pastor Paul on June 4, 2023 at 8:02 pm

        So sorry to hear of his passing. I remember the good times we had at teen camp, retreats and Believers tours. Interesting that he loved entertaining by singing. Praying for good memories and healing for you all.

  3. Mary Marowski on June 3, 2023 at 4:14 pm

    I was so saddened to hear of Steve’s passing and truly at a loss for words. May his soul rest in peace in God’s arms and be healed. He will be remembered for all the good things he was. Huge hugs to all the family, especially Marsha. May you find peace in God’s love at this most difficult time. I lift this family up in prayer so your hearts may heal in time.

    Love always, Mary Marowski and family

  4. Renee and Wayne Ostrowski on June 3, 2023 at 4:59 pm

    Borys Family,
    We are so sadden about the news of Steven, please know you are all in ours thoughts and prayers.
    Love the Ostrowski Family 🙏🏼

  5. Joy Olsowsky on June 3, 2023 at 5:39 pm

    Marsha and Family-
    My heart was heavy reading this. I am at a complete loss for words. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I know papa Nick and him are out there together doing the things they love most. I pray that you will be strengthened through this tragic time and surrounded by love; comforted by the many beautiful things that Steven was. All my love to you

  6. Donna Lievense on June 3, 2023 at 11:04 pm

    Marsha and family so sorry for your loss.

    Rich & Donna Lievense

  7. Wendy O'Brien on June 4, 2023 at 12:17 am

    So saddened by this news. As we hold you up in prayer 🙏 May the peace of Christ which passes all understanding uphold you through all this.

    Wendy & Jenna (Bruce Music Academy)

  8. Julius Jones on June 5, 2023 at 7:21 am

    My sincere condolences to Stevens family. I heard if his passing last Friday from a mutual friend. Steven and I lived together for some time many years ago back in Raleigh and we became close friends. We would travel together after hurricanes looking for work. It has been many years since we’ve talked but I have never forgotten him. I have always considered him one of my closest friends. He was so kind and just a good person to everyone. He is missed and I will keep him alive by telling my kids stories of our times together. RIP my friend.


  9. Steve Rothenburgh on June 5, 2023 at 12:51 pm

    So sorry to hear about Steven’s passing. I remember making goofy faces with him in the car when he was 12 . We also shared some time shooting hoops in the driveway when he was a young teen. He had a great sense of humor and will be missed. Our prayers are with the family during this time.

  10. Michael Zollo on June 5, 2023 at 5:01 pm

    Dear Mrs. Marsha Borys and family hello I’m Nicks neighbor I’m very sorry for your lose I can’t imagine the aguish you must feel. God bless you so. I will pray for all of you. Something I can do for you ? Let me know. MZ 298

    • Brenda and Gary Fronczak on July 17, 2023 at 10:17 pm

      What a wonderful soul the world lost when Steven went to be with the Lord. We very fondly remember your family coming over to Gascoigne Bluff and Steven crabbing. We miss those days with all of you. We are praying for you Marsha and your family. How blessed we were to have become such good friends with the Sant and Borys families. Steven was a fun young man. We love you all and are so very sorry for your loss. We love you and treasure all the wonderful memories we have with your family.

  11. Bonnie Casagrande on June 11, 2023 at 5:14 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. We will be praying for your family. 🙏❤️

  12. Andrew Cook on June 18, 2023 at 5:31 pm

    My wife and I know Nicole and Tim Ribis. We are so sorry for this tragic loss. We are praying for God’s peace to come over everyone in the family. Much love to you all. From Florida, Andrew and Natalie Cook

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