Joseph Charles Borkovich of Chadds Ford

Joseph Charles Borkovich, 42, of Chadds Ford, died Jan. 13, after an extended illness. He was born in nearby West Chester, Sept. 6, 1979, the only son of George and Veronica (Ronnie) Borkovich.

Joseph Charles Borkovich

Joe was a 1998 graduate of Sanford School in Hockessin, and a 2003 graduate of The Pennsylvania State University, School of Theatre at University Park, where he earned a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in stage management. As a member of USITT (The United States Institute for Theatre Technology), he participated for several years in their Stage Management Mentorship Program. Joe was an independent professional stage manager. His contracts included work for the Radio City Rockettes, Universal Studios Orlando, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Six Flags New Jersey, Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey, The Asolo Rep (Sarasota, Fla.), the national tour of A Christmas Carol, and more. He also worked on a number of theatrical production assignments for various universities in the states of Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Beyond his stage management experience, he spent two years as manager of International Development at AEC Science & Technology, a conference event production company where he was responsible for expanding participation from companies and organizations including the countries of Brazil, China, Israel, Japan, Mexico, and Switzerland. Joe is survived by his parents, three aunts, three uncles, numerous cousins, and his two beloved god-daughters, Kaia and Grace. An avid reader, Joe enjoyed music, movies, video gaming, fine foods, travel, and was a certified diver. There will be no public memorial services at this time. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Brandywine Valley SPCA, or to the World Wildlife Fund, For condolences please visit

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