Quentin J. Porter, 85 of Colville, died Monday afternoon, Oct. 10, 2011 with his family at his side and in the comfort of Francis House Syracuse, where he had been since Sept. 29, 2011. Quentin finally lost his ten-year battle with cancer.
He was born on March 20, 1926 in Berlin, Wis,. The son of Harold A. and Helen Lubenetski Porter.
He married Jeanne Bodenback in 1949 in Wisconsin. Quentin and Jeanne were happily married for 40 years. Jeanne, â€˜Mama Jeanneâ€™, passed away in 1989 after her own battle with cancer.
He is survived by his four children, Beth Miles (and husband, Tom) of Charlottesville, VA; Dr. Lawrence Porter (and wife, Christine), West Bend, WI;, Dr Terry Porter (and husband, Lloyd) Colville; Patricia Cummings ( and husband, Stan), Colville; his two sisters, Genie Whiddon, Bainbridge, GA; and Phyllis Thomas of Cincinnati, Ohio, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Quentin and all his family are deeply grateful to the staff and volunteers at Francis House for the care and support they have given. On his first day at Francis House, Quentin said he felt like he was at home and safe in their care.
A graveside memorial service was held Oct. 15, in St. Patrickâ€™s Cemetery, Oneida, New York, where Quentin was interred next to his beloved wife.