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MARK PORTER

January 17, 1965 November 23, 2018
MARK PORTER
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Lance Mark Porter, Jr., 54, of Gwinn, died Friday, November 23, 2018 at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan following a lengthy illness.

He was born January 17, 1965 in Rumford, Maine, a son of Lance M. and Dawn (Jamison) Porter, Sr. He was raised there and was a 1983 graduate of Rumford High School.

Mark enlisted in the US Air Force and served as a bomb loader during Panama, Operation Desert Storm and the war in Afghanistan. He retired after 20 years with the rank of Master Sergeant in 2004 and had earned numerous awards and honors.

On July 12, 1986 he married Jill Delmont at St. Anthony Catholic Church.

Following his military career, Mark was employed at Superior Excrusion and CCI until health problems forced him to retire.

Mark was a member of the American Legion Little Lake Post and enjoyed hunting, camping and collecting guns.

He is survived by his wife, Jill Porter of Gwinn; son, Andrew (Tricia) Porter of Gwinn; grandchild, Scott Lance Porter; mother, Dawn Richard (Sonny Downs) of Carthage, ME; sisters, Kathy (Bruce) Hutchinson of Carthage, ME, Lorna (Mike) Burhoe of Jay, ME and Landrea (Bill) Blouin of Rumford, ME; mother & father-in-law, Ruth and Willie Delmont of Little Lake, MI; brother and sister-in-law, Julie (Doyle) Richards of Little Lake and Scott Delmont of Green Bay, WI; and several nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, James Porter.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, November 30, 2018 at 2 pm at the Canale-Gwinn Funeral Home with Rev. Ron Westman officiating. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service in the funeral home. Military Honors will be provided by the Vietnam Veterans of America Negaunee Chapter.

Memories of Mark may be shared at canalefuneral.com


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30

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1:00 PM 11/30/2018 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 11/30/2018 2:00:00 PM
Canale-Gwinn Location

96 East Stephenson Avenue
Gwinn, MI 49841

Canale-Gwinn Location
96 East Stephenson Avenue Gwinn 49841 MI
United States

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Friday

30

Nov

2:00 PM 11/30/2018 2:00:00 PM
Canale-Gwinn Location

96 East Stephenson Avenue
Gwinn, MI 49841

Canale-Gwinn Location
96 East Stephenson Avenue Gwinn 49841 MI
United States
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