Carol Ann Porter, 83, of Jefferson Township, PA, passed away at Concordia Lutheran Home, Cabot, PA on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 surrounded by her family.
Carol was born in East Brady, PA on Sunday, August 18, 1935 to Ernest McKinney and Sidney Marie Geary McKinney Porter. Carol graduated from Har-Brack High School class of 1953. She worked as an inventory manager at Air Products in Creighton, PA. Carol grew up in East Brady, spent a short time in Allison Park as a young girl but spent the majority of her adult life in Tarentum, prior to moving to Concordia in 2012. She was married on October 10, 1960 in Virginia to Robert Edward Porter but divorced in 1972. He was the father to all of her children. In addition to working at Liberty Mirror in her 20’S, Air Products as an adult and at the Valley News for a short period, she worked with her mother Sidney Porter at Sid’s Ceramics for over 20 years until her mother reached her upper 70’s and retired. Sid’s Ceramics was run out of the family home. She enjoyed ceramics, gardening and computers.
Carol is survived by her children: Gayle (John) Williams of Saxonburg, PA, Sharyn (Ron) Rennick of Port Republic, MD, and James (George Scott) Porter of Orlando, FL; and her eldest brother: Wesley (Anne) McKinney of Sharon, PA.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Larry McKinney and a sister, Edith Phelps.
Family and friends are invited from 3-6 PM on Thursday, January 24, 2019 to the ROBERT PETERS FUNERAL HOME INC., 1521 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights, PA 15065 (724-224-7730), where services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, January 25, 2019 with the Reverend Roger Nuerge, officiating. Private burial will follow at Lakewood Memorial Gardens, Indiana Twp.
Memorial Contributions can be made to: Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley, 533 Linden Avenue, New Kensington, PA 15068.
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