Wilfred W. 'Bill' Borland


Wilfred W. "Bill" Borland, 54, a partner in Barlow & Borland general contracting, died Feb. 26 in an accidental fall through a skylight on the roof of a Waste Management Co. warehouse in Sterling. He was inspecting the roof.

Mr. Borland, a resident of Great Falls, was born in Washington. He graduated from Marshall High School in Falls Church and attended Louisiana State University. He was an Eagle Scout in Falls Church when he was 16 and was a varsity wrestler and winner of a conference championship at LSU.

Since 1968 he had been in the general contracting business. In recent years, he had specialized in commercial construction. Earlier, his company built high-security facilities for government and defense contractors in the United States and around the world. Mr. Borland was a private airplane pilot and flew his own aircraft to work sites across the country.

He also was a volunteer soccer, lacrosse and wrestling coach in the Great Falls area.

Survivors include his wife, Dodie Borland of Great Falls; four children, Michelle, a student at Virginia Tech University, Brian, a student at East Carolina University, Jason, a student at West Virginia University, and Sean, of Great Falls; his mother, Doris Borland of Falls Church; and four siblings, Dee Anne Powers of Fairfax, Charles, of Houston, Annette Adams of Louisville, and Brett, of Houston.