Marc Dwight BoriackMarc Dwight Boriack (1957-2010), was born on April 25, 1957, the third child of Ted and Vera Boriack. He was a 1975 graduate of Lodi High School where he loved photography and worked on The Flame newspaper and Yearbook. Following high school, Marc joined the US Army where he served 7 active years and 4 reserve years in the United States and Germany. Following his military service, he was the general manager of a local Taco Bell franchise and along with his wife Robin, owned and operated five Subway Sandwich shops. Marc later went to work for Pilot Oil and finally Flying J Travel Plazas. He helped open the Lodi location for Flying J and always loved his role of manager that enabled him to work with so many different employees.

Marc was an active member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Lodi where he served as an Elder. He found great joy in helping serve communion in church, preaching at Arbor Convalescent Hospital, and serving as the church advisor to Boy Scout Troop 291. He was also a proud member of Disabled American Veterans (DAV). To his children he said, “Call me DAVE” (Disabled American Veteran Elder).

Marc Dwight Boriack

There was nothing more important to Marc than family. He was happiest when he was surrounded by his many family members, including Robin, his wife of 29 years; his children Tina, Kim, Emily, Steven, and Elizabeth; and his granddaughter Isabella. Marc was a joker and a kid at heart. He loved to play around with his kids and embarrass them, frequently by singing loudly in public places.

Marc Dwight BoriackIn 2008 Marc was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure. He spent the next 2 years in and out of the hospital, but mostly in. His children remember a time when he was in the ICU for 4 straight months. They would visit and play games or help him wash his hair, leaving it in sweet Mohawk styles. The family would describe this time as a roller coaster ride, as Marc’s prognosis would change so drastically from day to day. Through it all they tried to stay positive and focus on the good.

Sadly, Marc’s life ended all too early. He passed away in his home on March 1st, 2010. Marc was only 52 years old. He has since missed the marriage of three of his daughters; the college graduation of his son; and the addition of his grandsons, Kincade, Logan, and Derek.

Challenge Failure is inspired by Marc’s story. And it is the mission of Challenge Failure to help prevent heart failure and bring awareness and education to the families of those affected by this disease. Challenge Failure hopes that they can help those with heart failure get the treatment they need and live longer and healthier lives.