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Toft Funeral Home and Crematory
2001 Columbus Ave
Sandusky, OH 44870
Phone: 419-625-8816

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Duane A. "Rocky" Borne

Duane A. “Rocky” Borne, 79, Sandusky, died on Friday, October 28, 2011, in Stein Hospice Care Center.


He was born on October 16, 1932 in Erie, PA, and was a U.S. Army veteran.


He was employed by Philco, Bowling Green State University Firelands Campus in maintenance, and retired from NASA in 1994.


Duane was a member of American Legion Post 83, Sandusky, and loved reading, going to the library, and the History channel on TV.


He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jean (Helget) Borne; sister, Audrey Massie, Port Clinton, OH; brother, Jerry (Kathy) Borne, Fairview Park, OH; several nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Alexander and Sarah (Brown) Borne; and a brother-in-law, Jeff Massie.


Private family services will be held.  Cremation will take place in Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Sandusky Library, 114 W. Adams St. Sandusky, OH 44870, or to Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870, or to Back to the Wild, P.O. Box 423, Castalia, OH 44824. Condolences to the family may be shared at