Mrs. Leah Schill Bork, age 77, beloved wife of Ronald L. Bork, of Amelia Island passed away on Friday, February 19, 2016 at the Warner Center for Caring in Fernandina Beach.
Born on October 24, 1938 in Ellwood City, PA, she was the daughter of the late Russell John Schill and F. Louise Scullion Schill. Growing up in Ellwood City, she was a graduate of Lincoln High School, Class of 1956. After high school, she attended Westminster College in New Wilmington where she earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English. While in college and taking a French Class at Geneva College in Beaver Falls she met her future husband, Ronald L. Bork; whom she would marry in the United Methodist Church in Ellwood City on August 15, 1959. Mrs. Bork taught Secondary School in the Baltimore County Public School System during the 1960s. Her husband’s successful career in the Pharmaceutical Industry had the Bork’s living in various U.S. cities as well and Europe, France and Asia until his retirement and settling on Amelia Island in 1996. In the 1980s, while living in Hong Kong , Mrs. Bork volunteered and was a Chairperson with the American Women’s Association, she chaired, coordinated and served as liaison between the AWA and the Regent Hotel for an annual fashion show for charity, was a Captain at Fenwick Pier for the Servicemen Guides and helped chair the Maj Jong competition at Games Day. After becoming island residents Mrs. Bork became a Volunteer at the Amelia Island Museum of History and at Micah’s Place. Her commitment to these worthy causes led to her serving as a Board Member at the Museum for the past 10 – 12 years. Her efforts and contributions with the Holiday Home Tour, Golf Tournament, as a Greeter, on the Membership Committee and other endeavors were recognized as she was honored and chosen as the 2003 recipient of the Museum Special Achievement Award. A new annual award named after her will be initiated in 2016 which will recognize those displaying her same high level of dedication and commitment for the AIMH.
To know her is to love her. Her familiar face and infectious smile will be missed by all who knew her.
Mrs. Bork is preceded in death by her two sons, Christopher John Bork and David Ronald Bork.
She leaves behind her devoted and loving husband of 56 years, Ronald L. “Ron” Bork.
Funeral services will follow at 11:00 am on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley Heard with Chaplain Jim Tippins, officiating.
Her husband and extended family will receive friends on Wednesday, at the funeral home, from 10:00 am until the hour of service.
A reception will follow at the Golf Club of Amelia Island.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Amelia Island Museum of History, 233 South 3rd St., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034