She taught radiology at the University of Michigan from 1980-81, and afterwards she and Mr. Borda moved to Melbourne, Australia, where he acted as Ford’s principal legal counsel in Asia-Pacific. While in Melbourne she gave birth to their two children, Andrew Noel Griffith Borda and Thomas Walker Jackson Borda. Upon returning to the United States in 1984, the couple settled in southeast Michigan, where Dr. Stuck resumed her radiology career and teaching at the University of Michigan.
From 1985-89, Dr. Stuck was assigned by the University of Michigan to the radiology department of the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Ann Arbor. In 1989 she began her nearly 20-year career as a radiologist at Henry Ford Hospital. While there she served as the Division Head of GU Radiology, the Interim Director of Breast Imaging and as an educator. In 1993 she was selected “Teacher of the Year” at Henry Ford Hospital in the Radiology Division. Her student evaluations described her as “an excellent role model” who “really cares about education,” and “simply the best!”
As a researcher early in her career, Dr. Stuck presented multiple papers and exhibits at national medical meetings, and was published in three book chapters and in over twenty articles in scientific journals. She received her profession’s highest honor when she was elected a number of years ago as a Fellow of the American College of Radiology.
Dr. Stuck loved traveling overseas, working on the vineyard at the family farm in Ohio, and spending time with her family and beloved dogs, Slider and Baron. Always ready to greet you with a smile, she is remembered by her colleagues as a dearly committed friend, a wonderful role model, and a person who greeted challenges with a positive, professional attitude.
As a beloved wife, a devoted mother, and a loving daughter, she is survived by her husband, Walter J. Borda; her mother, Jean F. Stuck Monger; her sons, Andrew N. G. Borda and Thomas W. J. Borda; her step-son James G. Borda; her brother, Tom F. Stuck and his wife Catherine; and her nephews Thomas F. and Joseph D. F. Stuck. Her father Don F. Stuck passed away in 1987.
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Dr. Karen J. Stuck, founder of Caesar Creek Vineyards and wife of Walter J. Borda, passed away on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 after a year-long battle with acute myeloid leukemia. She was 56 years old.
Born on September 7, 1951 and raised in Lancaster, Ohio, Dr. Stuck attended Lancaster High School and was later inducted into its Hall of Fame as a distinguished alumnus. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 1973, where she served as the president of Pi Beta Phi sorority and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society. Dr. Stuck graduated from The Ohio State University medical school in 1976, and afterwards she undertook internships and residencies at Duke University and the University of Michigan. While in Ann Arbor, MI she met her husband, Walter J. Borda of Washington D.C., and they married on September 29, 1979.