The Marlboro Fire Company #1 of Marlboro Township recently mourned the loss of past department chief Carlton ‘Bud’ Borden, 88. Borden died Sunday, August 27, 2017, at Monmouth Crossing, Freehold Township. He was born in Freehold.

Borden served in the U.S. Army 321st Signal Battalion, 7th Corps, A Company, from 1950 to 1952. He was a splicer for the New Jersey Bell Telephone Company where he was employed for 33 years before his retirement in 1985. He was a 70-year member of the Marlboro Fire Company and served as Chief in 1962.

He was also past-President of the fire company, a former Commissioner of Marlboro Township Fire District No. 1, a past-President of the Marlboro Township Exempt Association, and a member of the New Jersey State Fire Chief’s Association and the New York State Fire Chief’s Association.

The Fire Company would like to thank ex-Chief Borden for his 70 years of dedicated service.              

– Fire News photo by Matt Spadaro