Steven Porter

September 16, 1945July 18, 2013
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Steven Wayne Porter, 67, passed away quietly in his sleep in the early morning hours of July 18, 2013, at his home in Pensacola, FL. Steven was born Sept. 16, 1945, in Hyannis, to Ethel (Forgeron) Porter and the late Warren Porter. A native of Cape Cod, he served in the Navy during the Vietnam War. He worked for years in Kentucky in the thoroughbred horse industry before returning to Cape Cod to join his brother, David, in construction and carpentry.

He and his dearly loved wife of 27 years, Janis (Salvaggio) Porter, moved to Pensacola, FL, upon retirement, where he luxuriated in ample sunshine.

He is survived by his devoted son, Jeremy Porter, charming daughter, Walker Logan and her husband Zach Logan. Steven was the loving brother of David Porter, Tim Porter, Kitty Belliveau, and the late Danny Porter. He is the cherished grandfather of Grant, Grace, Vienne, and Carrver. He was very much beloved by his wife, loved his children and grandchildren, and was a kind and generous "Grampa Silly." Visiting Hours will be from 4-8 p.m., Wednesday, July 24 at Nickerson Funeral Home, 87 Crowell Road, Chatham. A funeral service will be held at Nickerson Funeral Home, Chatham on Thursday, July 25 at 10:00 a.m. followed by a graveside service at Union Cemetery, Rt. 28, Chatham. Immediately following the graveside services, there will be a gathering at the VFW on George Ryder Rd. in Chatham. Expressions of sympathy in Steven’s name may be made to the MSPCA Animal Shelter, 1577 Falmouth Rd., Centerville, MA 02632. If you wish to send online condolences, please visit


  • Visiting Hours Wednesday, July 24, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, July 25, 2013

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August 7, 2013

Ethel and Kitty: Please accept our sympathy at the loss of Steven, and know we are thinking of you at this difficult time. Fondly, Bob and Martha Belliveau, West Hartford, Ct.

Bob and Liz Bromert

July 25, 2013

We're thinking and praying for you Janis at this difficult time. Remembering the good times we had at your home. Know Bella and Pansy will also miss your kind care. Our sympathies to Walker and Jeremy at this sad time.

Karen Monaco Payne

July 25, 2013

Sending my blessings, warm thoughts, and prayers to all of Steve's family..
Janis, I love the pics of you and him together, you both look so happy and joyous,

Barbara Paulding

July 24, 2013

Sending wishes for comfort to Jeremy and Walker. I remember playing horse tag and competing with Steve in a rodeo at Fort Devens, and him introducing me to Ry Cooder & other cool music at Tanrackin Farm, and sledding with him at Xalapa. He was a cool dude, and he was very proud of his kids -- rightly so. You are a wonderful legacy.
Sending hugs.

Kathleen Baker

July 23, 2013

Janis -
My heart goes out to you re Steve's passing - I remember to love between the two of you - apparent even in the dental office! My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Kathleen Baker

The Staff of Nickerson Funeral Home

July 23, 2013

We wish to extend our deepest sympathies at this difficult time.

Marilyn Mulvey

July 23, 2013

My dear Jan, I hope this candle will be a light in your heart. My thoughts are with you constantly at this time, my heartfelt condolences to you, Walker, Jeremy and Daniel.

Brooke (Dawn) Sargent

July 23, 2013

I cannot believe you are gone. I miss your holiday visits. I miss you and Janis eating the dreadful Christmas cookies we would sometimes bake for caroling with a smile on your faces. Rest in Peace.

Dixie Kyser

July 22, 2013

I still cant believe your gone. You will always remain in our hearts. R.I.P Steve ..

Claudette Simon

July 22, 2013

Very sorry to hear about Steve's passing. He was a very nice guy and always had a smile. We will miss him at the poker games but we know he is still with his family and friends in spirit. RIP Steve. Claudette & Don