Walter R. ‘Wally’ Porter

Walter R. “Wally” Porter, 86, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 19, 2014, at his home in Levittown surrounded by his family.

He was born in Altoona and had been a resident of Levittown since 1958.

Surviving are his loving wife of 67 years, Clara M. (Lockard); four children: Linda Williams (Charles), Thomas R. (Tracy), Karen McDermott and Timothy (Jennifer); 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Lepore; two brothers: Richard (Isabel) and Don; many nieces and nephews; and an extended loving family.

Prior to his retirement, Wally had worked as a millwright at U.S. Steel Corp., Fairless Plant, for 32 years. He was a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Levittown and had served as an usher for many years. He loved sports and his family. One of his most memorable moments was playing softball against the world-renowned Eddie Feigner (The King and His Court), but his first love was his family, and he always put family before himself. Known for his rough-and-tough steelworker personality, he was actually a most gentle and caring man. He had a keen sense of humor and loved to tell a good story, and he will be sadly missed.

Friends will be received from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Molden Funeral Chapel Inc., 133 Otter St., Bristol, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. with interment in Rosedale Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to either Hope Lutheran Church in Levittown or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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