Berne- Garry L. Porter, 75, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at the Grand of Guilderland.
He was born in Westerlo, NY on August 25, 1943 to the late Robert and Esther (nee Lee) Porter.
Garry graduated from Berne- Knox High School in June 1961. He married his sweetheart Donna Murphy Porter on July 11, 1964, and together they raised three children.
Garry was a member of the Operating Engineers Union for fifty plus years and worked as a surveyor. He was a member of Berne Masonic Lodge #684.
He enjoyed playing Pinochle and Pitch with his family and friends. He was an avid deer hunter. He enjoyed baseball and was a Braves fan.
He is survived by his children, Stephen (Pam), Kelly and John (Lori) Porter; his grandchildren Ashley and Estelle Porter and granddaughter-in-law Sarah Bickford; his great grandchildren, Madison Leffler and Hayleigh Bickford; his brothers Ronnie, David (Robin) and Dennis; his Uncle Mace Porter; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his lovely wife Donna; his sister Carol Brate; his sister-in-law Pat Porter; his grandson Bryant Bickford.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2019 from 5-8PM at Fredendall Funeral Home, 199 Main Street, Altamont, NY. A funeral service will be held on Friday, June 21 at 11AM at the funeral home with interment to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.
Donations may be made to the Berne Masonic Lodge, c/o Lou Shank, 28 Overlook Lane, East Berne, NY 12059.