Millburn Old Guard

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An organization for men over 50,

who want to make new friends, learn, and have fun.




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About Us

The Millburn Old Guard was founded in 1958.  The purpose of the organization was to provide retired business men and professional with good fellowship and stimulating activities, as well as providing a haven for renewal and purpose.  Those interested in becoming members can find articles in the local newspapers, such as The Item, related to current Old Guard events and meetings.  Those interested in becoming members of the Millburn Old Guard may also contact Membership Chairman Alan Grosman at (973) 467-0766 or by writing him at: P.O. Box 201, Millburn, NJ 07041.





                            Two of our members passed away:



Dr. Edmond H. Borneman


Dr. Edmond H. Borneman, long time Short Hills resident,  died February 28, 2016 at the age of 91. A fifty one year resident of Short Hills with his wife Joan Koll Borneman.  Dr. Borneman grew up in Cleveland and received his Bachelor and Master degrees at now Case Western Reserve University. He then earned his PhD., degree at Purdue University and spent the next 32 years working in the field of Solid State Physics and Semiconductor Engineering. He did research on semiconductor materials and devices at Philco Corp., in Philadelphia, PA, was an Engineering Manager of Westinghouse Semiconductor Plant in Youngwood PA., Director of Research and Engineering of General Instruments Co., semiconductor plant in Newark, and President and CEO of Scientific Components Inc., of Linden, NJ. Dr. Borneman later sold know-how to Origin Denki Japan and was elected to the board of directors of the company. Ed Borneman was a volunteer with the Millburn Chapter of American Red Cross for over 25 years and most recently ran the monthly Red Cross Blood drive with his co-chair, John and Arlene O’Connor and Ron Melody. As a hobby he repaired and rebuilt violins and donated them to the youth program at NJSO. He is survived by a sister Irmagard and Harold Ringler of Lyndhuerst, Ohio, a brother Hugo H. and Eleanor Borneman, of Mobile, Alabama, one son from his first wife, Janet Alene (who died of Alzheimer’s disease in 1984), Jeffrey E. Borneman of Salt Lake City, UT. His other son Christopher H. Borneman, died in 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. He also has two step-sons from his marriage with Joan Koll Borneman, Donald and Barbara Vrahnos of Newton, NJ and Dr. Steven Vrahnos (deceased 2014) of Miami Beach, FL. He is also (along with Joan) the “American Parent” of concert pianist Makiko Hirata, currently working on her doctorate in music at Rice Univ., Houston, TX.  A Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 from 4 to 8 pm at the Bradley Smith & Smith Funeral Home, 415 Morris Ave., Springfield, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations in Edmond’s name may be made to: Millburn-Short Hills Historical Society, Station Plaza., Short Hills, NJ 07078 or Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hills Rd., Short Hills, NJ 07078.



As an active member of the Millburn Old Guard, Ed Borneman had been instrumental in the establishment of its website.





Parker K. Murray


Trust officer and tax specialist, of Short Hills, 82 Parker K. Murray passed away on Jan. 19, 2016, from complications related to brain cancer. He was 82. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at St. Joseph's R. C. Church on West Main Street in Mendham, N.J., at 11 a.m. Born to the late Matthew T. and Agatha (Galvin) Murray in New York City, Mr. Murray was a resident of Short Hills for most of his life. He was a graduate of Williams College and New York Law School. He also served in the U. S. Army in Germany in 1955-57. His early career was with the IRS and tax preparation became his forte. He transferred to banking and spent many years as a trust officer and tax consultant at the Bank of New York before retirement. Mr. Murray was a parishioner of St. Rose of Lima R. C. Church in Short Hills, N.J., where he served as a Eucharistic minister. He was a longtime member of the Canoe Brook Country Club of Summit, N.J., and an avid tennis and paddle tennis player. He was also a member of the Old Guard of Millburn, N.J. He was predeceased by his wife, Patricia Maguire Murray, in 2013, and also by two brothers, Matthew and John. Survivors include two sons, Basil and his wife, Carrie, and Parker Jr.; two brothers, Arthur and his wife, Judy, and Morgan; his grandson, Kyle; his granddaughter, Maeve, and many nieces and nephews. Parker was a special friend to many and will be missed by all who knew him. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested by the family to The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, 555 Long Wharf Drive, New Haven, Conn. 06511, in Mr. Murray's memory. Arrangements are by Bailey Funeral Home,