Borges, Marcello O.

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Borges, Marcello O. Gender: M
Marcelo de Oliveira Borges
born on 9 October 1913 at 06:05 (= 06:05 AM )
Place São Paulo, Brazil, 23s3251, 46w3810
Timezone LMT m46w3810 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Borges
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 15°28' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 11°39 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 24°40'


Brazilian engineer who graduated with his degree in civil engineering in 1938. He was the first engineer hired to protect and supervise the main road (at that time) in Sao Paulo, a state highway that connected the capital to Santos, a main seaport. Borges was General Director of the State Road Department from 1958-1960, having at one time 8,000 people under his orders.

Married, he has one son. In 1961, he had cataract surgery in both eyes. Borges retired in 1970.

Widowed in early 2000 after 53 years of marriage, he seemed to lose his will and within a year, needed nursing care. In February 2001, a skin lesion on his bald head refused to respond to various treatments and was diagnosed as skin cancer. Dr. Cestari began using a new method of his own device, a Photodynamic laser treatment. The lesion continued to grow, painfully. To his regret, the cancer did not reach any vital organ to hasten the process so he slowly lost his strength and will.

December 2001, his son writes, "His cancer has stopped spreading, but he is a wreck--depressed, doing almost nothing except eat (too little), sleep (badly) and sit on his couch, looking at the ceiling. We're trying Rudolf Steiner anthroposophical remedies with a second doctor to strengthen his immunological system."

In March 2002, his son writes, "Dad's burden now includes Parkinson's. The right half of his face is almost paralyzed due to a tumor beneath the ear, and he cannot walk. I discovered a psychologist who specializes in terminal patients; she's Brazilian but follows Tibetan Buddhism."

Borges died on 11 March 2002, 11:40 PM BZT in Sao Paulo. As Benjamin Franklin stated in his own epitaph, written when he was only 20 . . . he will return "in a New and more elegant edition, revised and corrected by the Author." He was 88.



  • Social : End a program of study 1938 (Graduate as a civil engineer)
  • Work : New Job 1958 (General Director of Roads)
  • Health : Medical procedure 1961 (Cataract surgery in both eyes)
  • Work : Retired 1970 (Engineer)
  • Death of Mother 5 January 2000 in São Paulo (Mom, Beatriz, died)
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  • Death of Mate February 2000 (Wife died early 2000 after 53 years marriage)
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  • Health : Medical diagnosis February 2001 (Skin cancer diagnosed)
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  • Death by Disease 11 March 2002 at 11:40 PM in Sao Paulo, Brazil (Long illness, age 88)
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Source Notes

Marcello Borges quotes B.R., his dad.


  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Surgery (To remove cataracts)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (53 years)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One, lasting)
  • Family : Relationship : Widowed
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One son)
  • Vocation : Engineer : Civil
  • Vocation : Politics : Government employee (General Director, State Road Department)