John J. Porter Jr.
John J. Porter Jr., 77, formerly of 260 Euclid Ave., Ridgway, died Tuesday evening, Jan. 10, 2017 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness. He was born March 30, 1939, son of the late John J. and Mary (Thomas) Porter Sr. He married Patricia A. Reynolds on April 23, 1960, she preceded him in death Dec. 24, 2005. He resided in Ridgway for 50 years and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church. He was a graduate of the Berlin-Brothersvalley High School and attended Pitt-Johnstown. He retired from Advanced Heat Treating in 2004. He is survived by two sons, Richard J. Porter of Ridgway and Robert D. (Kayleen) Porter of Ridgway; two daughters, Susan J. (Scott) Linder of Irwin and Lisa A. (Randy) Runyan of Ridgway; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one brother, Don (Sally) Porter of Council Bluffs, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife. A memorial service for John J. Porter Jr. will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Officiating will be Fr. Brian E. Vossler, pastor of St. Leo Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Leo Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Memorials, if desired, can be made to the YMCA. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Thompson Funeral Home. www.thompsonfuneralhomepa.com.
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