Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

DAVID E. BOROCH MARCH 28, 1945 -- JUNE 17, 2012 RADIO-TV NEWSMAN, FURNITURE MAKER [Corrected 06/26/12]

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

DAVID E. BOROCH MARCH 28, 1945 -- JUNE 17, 2012 RADIO-TV NEWSMAN, FURNITURE MAKER [Corrected 06/26/12]

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Throughout his life, David Boroch did what he loved, from spinning the discs at high school dances to crafting an award- winning documentary about Pope John Paul II, to expanding his tiny storefront showcasing his handmade furniture into a giant showroom patronized by generations of Pittsburghers.

And through the years, his desire to make a good life for his wife, Kathy, and his children, Steven and Susan, guided that path.

"He tried to make things happy for his family," Mrs. Boroch said. "We're all just so proud of him."

Mr. Boroch, of Whitehall, died Sunday of lung cancer. He was 67.

Originally from Carrick, Mr. Boroch loved music and radio from a young age, working as the disc jockey for his dances at St. Wendelin High School in Carrick on Sundays, and spinning discs for pay on Friday and Saturday nights.

In his senior year, Mr. Boroch took a course in radio broadcasting at the American Broadcasting School then located Downtown. So after he graduated from St. Wendelin's in 1963, he married his high school sweetheart and found a job as a radio announcer in Lewisburg, Union County.

"He did everything -- he spun the records, he read the news, he called Bucknell [University] games," Mrs. Boroch said. "It was a small radio station and that's how he started."

After a few years in Lewisburg, the couple moved to Tyrone, Blair County, where he worked for another radio station reporting stories as diverse as the Harrisburg Farm Show and the Miss America pageant.

From there, the couple moved to Somerset, where he worked as news director for a local radio station, and then to Pittsburgh, where Mr. Boroch worked for KQV.

In the early 1970s, he was hired as a news producer at Channel 11, producing the first hour-long newscast on WIIC, "The Ones to Watch," along with "Pittsburgh at Noon," which featured celebrity guests, and other shows. He also traveled to Rome to produce "Viva la Papa," about the ascension of Pope John Paul II, for which his three-man team won a Golden Quill Award, his wife said. …

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