James Linden Porter

Jan. 12, 1952 – Aug. 7, 2020


James Linden Porter, 68, Altoona, passed away early Friday at home surrounded by his family. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Lee Clifford and Betty Louise (Hall) Porter. On Dec. 27, 2002, he married Marie A. Snyder at Fort Apache VFW, Juniata.

In addition to his wife, Marie, he is survived by two sisters: Linda Cummings and Susan Burns; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Danielle Porter; a brother, Steve L. Porter; and a sister, Laura Ann Gipe.

Jim was a 1969 graduate of Altoona Area High School. He retired from General Cable as a maintenance manager and he previously had worked for Proctor Silex. He was a member of Fort Apache VFW. He enjoyed being outdoors and helping others in need and loved his rescue cats.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War from 1970-71.

A graveside service will be held for family and friends at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, at Grandview Cemetery, Grandview Road, Altoona, with full military honors. Interment will take place immediately following the service. Arrangements are by Mauk & Yates Funeral Home, Inc.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Central PA Humane Society, 1837 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, PA 16602.