Richard Gerard Bornhofen

April 30, 1931 ~ July 30, 2018 (age 87)


Richard Gerard Bornhofen of Columbine Valley, Colorado, died July 30, 2018. He was born Apr. 30, 1931, in Evanston, Illinois, to Oscar and Loretta Bornhofen.

He married Janet Gail Bornhofen (James) on May 28, 1960, in Chicago, and they enjoyed their 50th anniversary together in 2010 in a celebration surrounded by a lifetime of family and friends.

Richard was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Janet. Also by his twin brother Gerald of Arlington Heights IL, and sister Jayne of Chicago IL.

Richard is survived by their seven children, Richard James (Karen) of Raleigh, NC; Joseph (Patti) of Highlands Ranch; David (Donna) of Highlands Ranch; Mary of Highlands Ranch; Michael (Kristin) of Highlands Ranch; Katherine of Peoria, AZ; and John (Jessica) of Denver; as well as 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He also is survived by sister Mary Jo of Winona, MN.

Richard was raised in Chicago where he attended St Gertrude Grade School and Loyola Academy.   He was an avid basketball player and worked alongside his family at the Bornhofen Brother's Grocery store.   He attended Loyola University also in Chicago.   He was a member of the Phi Delta Gamma Fraternity, Economics Club, Accounting Club as well as ROTC.   Richard graduated Loyola University in 1954, and enlisted in the US ARMY in 1955.   He spent two years stationed at Schofield Barracks in Honolulu Hawaii. He left the Army in 1958 and moved back to Chicago where he met Janet. Shortly after getting married, they moved to southern California, where they met lifelong friends and began raising their family of seven, until moving to their current home in Littleton in 1980.

Richard dedicated his life to his wife and children.   His tireless work ethic and dedication allowed him to provide for his large family.   After he left the Army, he began his Accounting career at Arthur Anderson.  He continued at Hughes Aircraft, Hunt Foods and Cyprus Minerals.   He eventually pursued his dream of owning his own business when he started RG Bornhofen C.P.A. in 1990.   He continued his lifelong career before finally retiring in 2012 at the age of 81.

Richard enjoyed his neighborhood card nights and Bronco parties.  He also savored any opportunity to spend time in the sun especially on the beach or poolside. He loved to travel both cross country and internationally and could read a map like no other; but most of all, Richard loved spending time with his family.  His wife and kids meant the world to him and he cherished every moment he could spend with them.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, Aug 13, 2018 at 11:30 AM at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Littleton, Colorado. Followed by a committal service at Ft. Logan National Cemetery.

Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be sent to the Parkinson Association of the Rockies,

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Memorial Mass
August 13, 2018

11:30 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church
6853 South Prince Street
Littleton, CO 80120

Military Honors
August 13, 2018

1:15 PM
Ft. Logan National Cemetery - Staging Area "C"
3698 S. Sheridan Blvd.
Denver, Colorado 80236

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