Former West Bloomfield Township Fire Chief Carl T. Borg died on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the age of 79.
Borg was appointed West Bloomfield’s fire chief in 1984, after joining the township fire department in 1968. He was promoted to sergeant in 1969, lieutenant in 1973, and captain in 1980 before becoming fire chief.
Borg retired from the department in 2000 after serving as a firefighter for 43 years.
Prior to serving in West Bloomfield, Borg was a member of the Highland Park Fire Department for 11 years.
Visitation was held on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 13 and 14 at the Union Lake Road Chapel of the Elton Black & Son Funeral Home in White Lake Township. His funeral was held on Saturday, Sept. 15 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in White Lake, and his internment was at St. Joseph Cemetery in West Branch.
Borg is survived by his wife, Barbara; his sons, Carl, Jr., Michael, and Joseph; and three grandchildren.
“He was a wonderful gentleman and he’s responsible for hiring a good majority of the people who are still here, including myself,” said West Bloomfield Fire Chief Jay Wiseman.