Christopher Mark Borzym, 64, of Forest Park, died Dec. 3, 2022.

Born Nov. 11, 1958 and raised in Berwyn, Mr. Borzym was is the retired owner of Christopher Mark Fine Flowers and Gifts in downtown Brookfield, a business he ran for more than 15 years.

Prior to opening the shop, he worked as an aide at Riverside-Brookfield High School and served as the school’s cheerleading coach for 17 years. He was also a member of the Brookfield Chamber of Commerce.

His husband, Jim Deacon, said, “Chris had such a zest for life. Chris loves life and was loved by many. You can’t describe Chris in one word because of his vibrant and magnetic personality.

“Chris would love to thank all of you who touched his life. From business owners, customers, cheerleading, friends to family.

“Chris was thankful for all the friendships and the love he found throughout his life.

A life too short, but a great life well -oved and lived. Chris, you will be missed every day in every way.”

Mr. Borzym was the husband of Jim Deacon; the father of Sarah (Andy) Fournier; the grand dad of Sarah’s dog, Shaggy; the friend of Rita and Jeanne; the son of Carole and the late Don Borzym; the brother of Ken (Sharon), Karey (Jim), Kathy (Mike), Kevin (Linda), Kimberly, Kyle (Angie), Kellie (Rob), the late Karen and the late Hap (Terri); the uncle of many nieces and nephews; the son-in-law of Jim and Jane Deacon; and the brother-in-law of Mike (Darlene) Deacon and Bob (Tori) Deacon. 

Family and friends will gather Saturday, Dec. 10 for a Celebration of Life from noon until time of service at 12:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at Riverside-Brookfield High School, 160 Ridgewood Road, Riverside.

DuPage Cremations Ltd. and Funeral Chapel handled arrangements.