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Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel

201 East Elm Street, Penn Yan, NY

OBITUARY

Gary M. Porter

December 23, 1945September 6, 2019

Interlaken, NY

Gary Marvin Porter, 73, of Interlaken, formerly of Penn Yan, passed away at Geneva General Hospital on Friday, September 6, 2019.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service for Gary on Friday, September 20th, 2019 at 1:00pm at the Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, 201 E. Elm St., Penn Yan, NY 14527. Inurnment will take place at Lakeview Cemetery in Penn Yan at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Gary’s name to the Humane Society of Yates County, 1216 SR 14A, Penn Yan, NY 14527.

Gary was born on December 23, 1945 in Elmira, NY. He was raised in Penn Yan, served 4 years in the Air Force, was an EMT for Penn Yan Ambulance, he received his Bachelor's degree from Elmira College after first attending Corning, worked for the Seneca Army Depot for 8 years, and was a member of the Mason’s.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth “Betti” Stevens Porter; his children, Shawn (Mindy) Grube, Doug Porter and Carrie Potts-Porter; and 4 grandchildren. Gary was predeceased by his parents, Donald & Delores Vedder Porter.

  • DONATIONS

  • Humane Society of Yates County

Services

  • Memorial Service Friday, September 20, 2019

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