Joseph F. Borda III, 69, who retired in 2009 as a radio producer for the Free Congress Research and Education Foundation, a conservative think tank, died Sept. 17 at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

He had a stroke, said his wife, Patti Borda.

Mr. Borda, a Brunswick resident, was hired by the Free Congress Foundation in 2003. He was a press secretary and produced “The Right Hour,” a weekly broadcast that was led by conservative strategist Paul Weyrich.

Mr. Borda also covered local government for the Loudoun Times-Mirror and Clarke Times-Courier newspapers from 2000 to 2003. He previously was a financial officer for a Michigan automotive supplier and worked on Barry Goldwater’s 1964 presidential campaign.

Joseph Francis Borda III was born in Washington and graduated from high school in Connecticut. He was a 1979 graduate of the University of Michigan.

He moved from Michigan to Gaithersburg in 1994. He then relocated to Loudoun County before settling in Brunswick in 2004.

He served two terms on the Ann Arbor City Council and was a member of the Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, Oatlands, in Leesburg.

Survivors include his wife of 13 years, Patti Snodgrass Borda of Brunswick; a daughter, Virginia Borda of Brunswick; and a brother.

— Megan McDonough