Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Please pray for the following:

1. The family of Paul Borges, killed on Saturday in a motorcycle accident right down the block from our apartment. {See the story below or go to:}

2. Tim Redeker, going through cancer treatment. Tim is Jill's dad (scroll down to see prayer for Jill last year)

3.  Jackie West, recovering from serious back surgery. Jackie is Gateway's Elizabeth client services director.

4.  Paul Drabin, recovering from knee replacement.

5.  Barry Greifer, with an advanced brain tumor.

6.  Future planning for the Gateway ministry
February 27, 2017

Please pray for family of Paul Borges, killed on Saturday in a motorcycle accident right down the block from our apartment. He leaves behind a wife and two small children.

Words of encouragement may be left at:

See the gofundme site:

Saturday February 25, 2016: UNION -- No charges have been filed in Saturday's fatal motorcycle crash that killed a 37-year-old township man. Authorities said Paul Borges was fatally injured when his 2014 Yamaha motorcycle collided with a Lincoln MKZ on Chestnut Street near Fairway Drive about 5:45 p.m.

The driver of the car, also of Union, was traveling north on Chestnut Street when he turned left on to Fairway Drive, police said.

Borges was traveling south on Chestnut Street and collided with the car as the Lincoln made the turn, authorities said.

Borges suffered numerous injuries and was taken to Beth Israel Hospital in Newark where he was later pronounced dead, police said. They said investigators do not suspect that drugs and alcohol were a factor in the accident.

UNION, NJ - McCracken Funeral Home has posted the following obituary for Union resident Paulo A. Borges, who passed away in an accident on February 25.

Paulo emigrated from Lisbon, Portugal in 1982 and settled in Newark with his family. He moved to Union in 1999 where he met the love of his life, Maria Borges (nee Dimitrakis). They married on May 21, 2006 and have two beautiful girls, Ariana, 10, and Sophia, 16 months, who Paulo adored. Paulo is survived by his parents, Francisco and Isabel.

Paulo is the beloved brother of Dave and Andre Borges, and cherished brother-in-law to Jennifer Borges, and Theonikki and Michael Cocca. Paulo was the devoted uncle to Angelina, Aryanna, Anthony, Georgio and Valentina.

 Paulo was a dedicated husband and father, who worked three jobs to support his family, and an avid motorcycle enthusiast with a passion for life.

In Lieu of flowers please make a donation to GoFundMe account set up in Paulo's name to assist with Ariana and Sophia's college fund:

A visitation will take place at McCracken Funeral Home, 1500 Morris Ave., Union on Thursday, March 2 from 4-9pm.

A Funeral Mass will take place at Our Lady of Fatima, 403 Spring St., Elizabeth on Friday, March 3 at 10am. A Vigil will be held on Saturday, March 4, at Chestnut St and Fairway Drive in Union at 5:30pm.