PORTER Robert Grant (1920 – 2009)
Aug. 21, 1920
West Virginia, USA
Jan. 17, 2009
East Liverpool Review, East Liverpool, Columbiana Co., OH. Friday, 23 Jan 2009, pg. 5-A.
Clearwater, Fla. — Robert G. Porter, 88, of Clearwater, Fla., died peacefully on Sat., Jan. 17, 2009. Bob was born Aug. 21, 1920, in Newell, W. Va., son of the late Frederick G. and Margaret Allison Porter. He served in the Army Corps during World War II. Bob worked for U. S. Steel and Allegheny Ludlum Steel in Pennsylvania. He was a member of Natrona Hts. Presbyterian Church in Pennsylvania, and Christ Presbyterian Church in Largo, Fla. Survivors include wife, Joy; two sons, Bill and Jim; and five grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Sat., Feb. 14, 2009, at Christ Presbyterian Church, Largo, Fla., with visitation at the church at 10 a.m. A brunch will follow after the service. Arrangements were handled by the Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater, Fla.
OBITUARY: Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater, Pinellas Co., FL. Friday, 23 Jan 2009.
Porter, Robert G., of Sand Key, Clearwater, FL, formerly of Natrona Heights and Freeport, PA, died peacefully on Saturday, January 17, 2009, in the presence of his loving wife, Joy and under the care of the Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. Bob was born August 21, 1920 in Newell, WV, son of the late Frederick G. and Margaret Allison Porter. He was Valedictorian of Wells High School class of 1938, and was graduated from Oberlin College (OH) in 1942 with a degree in Economics. He was drafted into the Army Air Corps in June, 1942, and went to Aircraft Armament School in Denver, Officer Candidate School in Miami, and Harvard Business School. He was Statistical Control Officer for the 462nd Bomb Group in the Twentieth Air Force, serving in India, China and on Tinian Island in the South Pacific during World War II. He was discharged in January, 1946, with the rank of Captain. Bob worked as a Cost Analyst for U.S. Steel in Duquesne, and for Allegheny Ludlum Steel in Watervliet and Leechburg, PA. He was the founder and first President of A-1 Rental, Inc., in Tarentum, PA. He served on the Board of Directors of Peoples’ Federal Savings and Loan, Allegheny Valley Development Corp., and Allegheny Valley YMCA. He was a member of the Natrona Heights Presbyterian Church in PA, and Christ Presbyterian Church in Largo, FL, and a member of Riverforest, Brackenridge Heights, and Clearwater Country Clubs. With his wife, Joy, he enjoyed combining travel and golf, having played in Arizona, California, the Canadian Rockies, Scotland, Ireland, England, Spain, Portugal, France, Morocco, Kenya, South Africa, and the Dominican Republic. Survivors include his beloved wife of 50 years, Joy; two sons and daughters-in-law, Bill (Julie) of Natrona Heights, PA, and Jim (Jaime Klinger) of Washington, MI; and five grandchildren, Beth, Doug, Abby, Ben, and Caroline. A memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 14, 2009, at Christ Presbyterian Church, Largo, FL, with visitation at the church at 10:00 a.m. A luncheon will follow in the Church Fellowship Hall after the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice of the Florida Suncoast or Christ Presbyterian Church. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home.
Contributed by George Allison