Borislav March –Died April, 8 2013
Bo was born June 30th 1963 in Zagreb, Croatia to Ljubica Mikovic-March and Bill March. When Bobo was 6, the family moved to Lawrence, Kansas where he resided since. Bo met the love of his life, Carol, in 1984 and they married in 1990 and she was with him when he passed. In 1993 he graduated from the University of Kansas School of Architecture at the top of his class. He was an accomplished craftsman, designer, and contractor. Some of his well-known renovations were Pachamama’s restaurant, Prairie Fire restaurant, and 901 Kentucky Building. He had a passion for restoring historical buildings. He also donated time and energy to Habitat for Humanity to create affordable housing. He leaves Lawrence with a fine artistic and architectural legacy.
Even as a young boy, Bo had a zest for life that was contagious. He lived every day with tremendous gusto – working hard when it was time to work, but he believed firmly in filling life with good times, too. He had many interests including art, sailboarding, boating, and travel. He was a devoted husband to his wife Carol and a loving father to his sons and generous to those in need. Well-known around town, his community and many friends were central to his life. He left a lasting impression on everyone whom he encountered.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Ljubica Mikovic-March, his paternal grandparents, Herb and Jane March, and his maternal grandparents, Nikola and Zorka Mikovic.
He is survived by his wife, Carol, his sons, Isaac and Arlo of the home, his father, Bill, his brother, Stanimir, Erie, Co., his sister, Sara, Arcata, Ca, his brother, Vincent Walker, Iola, Ks, his brother Miroslav, and his uncles Robert and Richard, Madison,Wi., and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
A service will be held at Rumsey-Yost Funeral home at 2pm Wednesday, April 10th. In honor of Bo’s colorful spirit, please bring fresh cut flowers from your garden or perennials we can plant and enjoy year after year. If you wish, donations can be made to Unity Church of Lawrence or the charity of your choice in Bo’s name.
“My candle burns at both ends. It will not last the night; But ah, my foes and oh, my friends – it gives a lovely light.” -Edna St. Vincent Millay
Messages & Condolences
My Condolences to Bo’s family, you are all in my pray’s..Bo’s great body of work will live on… lawrence has benifited from his creative vision.
We have lost a friend…
I’m out of town but heard of Bo’s passing. The news brought tears to my eyes… prayers to Carol and family.
I loved my architectural collaborations with Bo. He was always very professional but also maintained a unique balance to his life. He seemed to do everything that one man could do.
Our Community will miss him greatly.
I will miss Bo, have known him since JR high, but got to know him well as of lately. He was a great person and friend.
We were so sorry to hear of Bo’s illness and passing.
We hope you can take some comfort in knowing how many lives he touched with his generosity and goodness. Our sincere condolences to you and your family.
I can’t be there today but i just wanted to let the family know i knew BOBO since jr high and i will miss him very very much my thoughts and prayer’s go out to the family of BOBO and my daughter who never knew him cut some flower’s yesterday maybe she felt that daddy had lost a good FRIEND but he will always be in my heart.
Like my mother always says cry when they are born because everybody is born to die and were just going home back to HEAVEN! R.I.P. BOBO!
My deepest condolences. Will miss his fun engaging personality, wit and great attitude. Our whole family sends our love and prays.
To Carol and the boys. I hope you can find some small comfort in the fact that Bo had such a profound positive impact on so many people, and will be greatly missed.
Bo’s creative vision, vibrant energy, and can-do attitude created a warm home away from home at Pachamama’s Restaurant. For hundreds of staff members,those involved with the construction, diners both past and present, and especially myself. Bo created a space that will continue to be a source of creativity and soulful nourishment far into the future. In that sense, he will always be here.
All of our thoughts and prayers.
Stay Gold Bo!
I went to grade school and junior high with Bo. He was a year ahead of me. I left Lawrence in high school, but came back for college. I bumped into Bo on a construction site once in 1984, and admired his carpentry skills. He was telling stories of teaching windsurfing in Costa Rica (I think), and I remember thinking how adventuresome and interesting he was. Then, almost 30 years later, my sister, Anne, and I saw Bo at a wedding reception. He was incredibly warm and engaging. I meant to follow-up and get to know him better, and regret not doing so.
Bobo, you were one of my daughters’ favorite playmates, and one that I enjoyed having around because you were such a good kid! Katie and Erika (Hocker then, Stammler and Woodyard respectively now) both asked me to give your pa Bill big hugs.
I have loved Bobo as a friend for a long time, first as one of my daughters’ playmates and then as the son of my Serbo-Cro professor Bill and my friend Ljubica March, and then as adults just enjoying each others’ company. I am devastated: this is too close to home.
Bless you, Borislave moj, and I hope we will meet again, but being an atheist I don’t count on it! I love your dearly.
Bo was a happy note in my life.
Bo was such a outgoing and charismatic individual. I met him five years ago in a Parks & Rec fitness class and still recall how his jokes and comments would have the class rolling. He said that he had to stay in good shape or his wife would leave him. I will miss his good nature and good humor at the Hillcrest Neighborhood parties, and seeing Bo & Carol drive around in his big blue car. He was such a kind man. He will be remembered for knowing how to live a full and happy life. My sincere condolences to Carol and the boys.
I worked with Bo when he purchased the former Plymouth Thrift Shop house and moved it, then lovingly restored it to the beautiful home it is today. He had the vision and foresight, took the risk, and it was a win-win. He made a huge impression on me. My condolences to his family and friends, and for the loss to our community.
Carol, Isaac, Arlo,
So sorry for your loss.
The Rajewski Family
I was so blessed to spend time with Bo and Carol at a recent gathering. I am saddened by this news and wish I had known them both earlier in my life. Although Bo has left this human life, his strong Spirit of compassion and love shines on and is surrounding us all right here and now. May you know and feel the gift of his presence as you go through this difficult grieving process.
I only met Bo & Carol recently at Unity Church but was instantly captivated by his warm, welcoming personality. I was very surprised & saddened to hear this morning of his recent passing. My thoughts & prayers go out to his family & hope they take comfort in knowing how blessed we all were to have known him. He will be greatly missed, even though we know that only his body has left us.
Bo’s creative spirit and wonderful personality will be greatly missed. He had a way of touching the people’s lives he came in contact with. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
What a wonderfully well-written tribute to Bo’s life! Although I didn’t know Bo very well, I remember his.wonderful smile and kind personality from high school. He had an abundance of friends and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with them and his family. I hope you can find comfort in the special memories that fill your heart. God bless.
Carol, we are so sorry to hear of Bo’s passing. We never got to see much of him at the meetings, but enjoy you. We are praying for you and your family.
My condolences. Bo left a great legacy in Lawrence.
Sending you hugs, love, prayers, strength, and warm memories. Our hearts are heavy but happy that we had the opportunity to know Bo and the rest of your wonderful family.
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