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George Boursaw

October 22, 1942 - May 23, 2023

Visitation: 11am, Thursday, May 25, 2023, at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church.
Mass: 12pm, Thursday, May 25, 2023, at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church.
Burial: Danville Memorial Gardens

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I was very sad to receive the news of Mr. Boursaw's passing. He was one the most consequential teachers I've had at any course level. I was fortunate to have taken his Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry and Trigonometry classes at BCHS. Though I regret not being in touch with him recently, I was able to visit him at the old high school a few years after graduating. He was eager to know how I was using math in my career and how he could further improve his coursework. As others have stated, he made math fun with memorable phrases and relatable examples. I feel very blessed to have known and learned from him. Dave Saylor, BCHS '81

Posted by David Saylor on June 1, 2023

As a teacher myself, I find myself repeating his little math jingles to my students! (“ You can’t do that!” Or, “ Invert & Multiply”) He was defn memorable and kind and just genuine… rest in peace! To his wife and boys: “ Hold your memories close,…” Holly Burgess, class of 1986

Posted by Holly Burgess on May 26, 2023

Mr. Boursaw was my math teacher at Brown City High School, class of '78. He truly inspired me to be my best in learning math skills which also led my interest in sciences and ultimately engineering. I'm retired from a successful Electronics Engineering career; culminating to a Sr. Dir. position. I share this as I feel I owe much of my success to Mr. Boursaw's excellent teaching and dedication. He taught difficult topics on an even level; to this day... I remember 'My Dear Aunt Sally'... Multiply and Divide before you Add and Subtract. He really left an impact on my life. The Boursaw family is in my heart and prayers for your loss.

Posted by Stephen Stewart on May 25, 2023

Unfortunately we don’t tell the people who influence our lives how important their influence has been until it is too late. I hope Mr. Boursaw knew how many lives he influenced. He was a phenomenal teacher and a terrific person. Ask any of his former students and they would tell you, “I use what Mr. Boursaw taught everyday”. There are few teachers who stay in our minds forever. Thank you, Mr. Boursaw, for being one of the best!

Posted by Terri Waller Dowling on May 25, 2023

Mr. Boursaw was a great teacher and we were fortunate to be taught math by someone of his caliber. I’ve used some of his sayings and techniques over the years with helping my own children with their homework. Please accept my condolences.

Posted by Dan Van Slambrook on May 25, 2023

So sorry to hear about George , he and Cathy introduced me to the joy of watching live plays. George will be missed by many.

Posted by Ronald Rexer on May 25, 2023

Mr. Boursaw was a great teacher and I have fond memories of him and his class. Praying for Mrs. Boursaw and the family.

Posted by Kelly Marie Rexer on May 25, 2023

Such a wonderful man and an excellent educator. I hear his squeaky voice reminding me to "put all the letters on one side and the numbers on the other" every time I help my own students. Prayers for Peace to those he left behind.

Posted by Kim Rexer Barrett on May 25, 2023

So much more than an incredible math teacher, Mr. Boursaw was an awesome life guide. So many young lives, including mine, were impacted in his Brown City High School classroom. My sincere condolences go out to his family.

Posted by Gilbert Lindsay on May 24, 2023

Kathy and family, So sorry to hear of George's passing. Just hearing the name brings back all kinds of good and happy memories of almost fifty years ago when we were all involved at Brown City schools. One of the best is the freezer box house they all played in. Please accept my sympathy and prayers for your peace for the days ahead! Sending love and good wishes Janet

Posted by Janet Lindsay Logan on May 24, 2023

Mr. Boursaw was one of my very favorite teachers during my time at Brown City Schools, graduated in 1983. He always challenged us and encouraged us in everything. I often still refer to him in various work situations because he taught us so much about life, as well as math! Sending my sincerest condolences to the family. He was an icon!

Posted by Dawn Blatt Basch on May 24, 2023

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