Stephen L. Porter

Sept. 19, 1948 – July 10, 2019

On Wednesday, July 10, 2019, Stephen L. Porter, 70, was called home to heaven after a lengthy battle with cancer. He passed at his home in Juniata surrounded by his devoted family.

He was born on Sept. 19, 1948, to the late Lee C. Porter and Betty L. (Hall) Porter of Juniata. On April 4, 1969, he married the love of his life, Stephanie Jo Everhart.

In addition to his wife, surviving are his loving family, including his four children: Dawn Pentoney and husband, Mick, and their children, Lucas and Nicholas; Scott Porter and Jessica Steinbugl, and their children, Madison, Morgan, Avery and Jack; Stuart Porter and wife, Kelly, and their children, Daniel and Lily; and Erica McNeal and husband, Gregory, and their children, John Matthew, Natahlia, Alexandria and Benjiman; his devoted siblings: Cathy Cummings, Jim (Marie) Porter and Susan Burns; beloved family members: Janine Katonah, Marylee O’Connor and husband, Thomas, Cynthia Janklow and Timothy Everhart; along with a host of nieces and nephews, whom were dear to his heart.

He was preceded in death by his oldest sister, Laura Ann Gipe (Allan Gipe).

Stephen graduated from Altoona High School in 1966. He spent many years employed by the Central Blair Recreation Commission, where he made lifelong friends.

Stephen was a lifelong baseball fan and he spent many years committed to the sport by coaching several area youth teams. Through his coaching, Stephen was influential in shaping the lives of several young men. Stephen considered these young men his adopted sons and loved them as his own. The Porter family is eternally grateful for their love and support throughout his illness. Stephen was a blessing to all who had the pleasure of knowing him. He will be dearly missed.

A celebration of life ceremony will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 2019, at The East Juniata Community Center, 1608 N. Fifth Ave., Altoona. Arrangements are by Mauk & Yates Funeral Home Inc., Juniata.

In lieu of flowers, please send any memorial donations to Stephanie J. Porter, 1000 N. Park Blvd., Altoona, PA 16601.