Wade C. Porter, 50, Duncansville, passed away Thursday at his home due to complications related to a recent heart attack.
He was born in Huntingdon, son of William C. Porter and Sarah Belle Black. He married Andrea Ross on April 16, 1988, at St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church in Martinsburg.
Surviving are his parents; his wife; a son, Brock; two nephews: David and Michael Ross; two nieces: Devan and Lauren Cavallucci; and his grandmother, Pauline Black, and his father's longtime companion, Carol Black, who were very influential in his life.
He was preceded in death by a niece, Stephanie Ross; and his grandparents: Merle and Catherine Porter and Robert E. Black, who were also very influential in Wade's life.
Wade was a 1980 graduate of Tussey Mountain High School and earned a B.S. and a M.S. from Shippensburg University. He was a three-year letterman as a defensive back on the Shippensburg University football team. He began his career as an intensive juvenile probation officer in Blair County and worked for most of his career in insurance claims, most recently with Sheetz Inc.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Hollidaysburg. He was currently a PIAA football official, served two terms on the Hollidaysburg Area school board and was a member of Logan Lodge, F&AM, Altoona.
Wade was a lifelong dedicated weightlifter and enjoyed working out at the Summit Tennis and Athletic Club. His favorite pastime was watching his son play sports, especially baseball. He also enjoyed spending time walking his beloved family dogs, Maggie and Arnold, and he was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at Curtis A. Heath Funeral Home, Broad Top, and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at The Good Funeral Home Inc., Alto-Reste Park Cemetery.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at First United Methodist Church in Hollidaysburg.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society or the Miracle League of Altoona.