Thomas PorterName: Thomas Porter
Date of Death: December 3, 2013
Age at death: 86
Thomas Anthony Porter, 86, died peacefully, surrounded by family and friends on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. He is predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Jackie. He is survived by his children, Gail Yeager (Dave), Cindy Speer (Bob) and Scott Porter (Linda) and his five grandchildren, Kristen, Kelly, Michael, Kelsey and Ashlie. He also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews and friends, especially Bernice Scheidler. Tom, who spent most of his life in South Jersey, was an Air Force Veteran. He worked for both Prudential and Metropolitan Life Insurance Companies before buying a motel and becoming a business owner in the shore town of North Wildwood, NJ. Tom retired to the Bradenton area in 1999. While there, he was extremely active in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, where he spent several hours a day. His favorite organizations were Shephard’s Watch and the Legion of Mary. Tom was an inspiration to all that knew him. He was generous of spirit and reached out to many who were in need.
Friends may call 9:30 to 11:30AM Friday, December 6, 2013 at Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel, 604 43rd Street West, Bradenton, FL. Viewing and Mass of Christian Burial to follow 12 Noon at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, 3100 26th Street West, Bradenton, FL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice, Inc. Philanthropy Department, 5955 Rand Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34238. Condolences to www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.