Hank Porter

October 4, 1926May 17, 2014
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Hank Porter, a resident of Roseville, California for over 11 year, peacefully passed away on May 17, 2014. He was 87 years old.

Hank was born in Braintree, Massachusetts, and grew up in the suburbs of Boston. After graduation from high school, he was a crew member on a B-25 in the Army Air Corps. He met his future wife, Marjorie and they were married on February 19, 1949 in Rutland, Vermont. They moved back to the Boston suburbs and then moved to Philadelphia where they welcomed their son, Hal.

In 1957, they moved to Cupertino, California, where Hank spent most of his career as an aerospace engineer at Lockheed Martin in Sunnyvale. He worked on the Polaris, Poseidon, and Trident missile systems.

After his wife’s passing in 2001, he moved to Roseville, California. Hank enjoyed playing golf, dancing, reading and spending time with his family and grandchildren. Hank is survived by his son, Hal, and daughter in law Cathy of Granite Bay; grandson, Matthew, of Santa Barbara; granddaughter Elizabeth of Lawrence, Kansas; sister Betty Burgess of Windsor, Maine; brother Palmer Porter of North Sutton, New Hampshire and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Marjorie, and his brother Warren.

Hank will be greatly missed and will always be remembered for his sense of humor, his smile and his passion for golf.


  • Visitation Thursday, May 29, 2014
  • Celebration of Life Thursday, May 29, 2014

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Norma Lawler

May 22, 2014

Hank, I will miss your little laugh and the hugs you were always ready to go give that were so special to all of us. Friday Nights won't be same as we will miss watching you and Maria dancing and the smiles you shared with each other. You and your smile will be remembered always.

Judy Grosssetti

May 22, 2014

Hank you will truly be missed. Your smile, your gentlemanly qualities...always a true and warm greeting for each of us. May your spirit and light shine on. Condolences to your family and special love to Maria.

Renee dodge

May 22, 2014

What a special special kind man. A true gentleman in so many ways. Thank you for being a special part of my sun city memories.

Nancy Carman

May 21, 2014

Awww, Hank, what a special guy! A gentleman in every sense of the word with a heart as big as the sky... Rest easy, my friend, and say hi to my Daddy for me. xoxoxoxo

May 21, 2014

Hank meant a lot to may people, but to us he was special, always a gentleman, with a big smile and hug for all who knew him.. Someone like him can never be forgotten. We will miss him.
Bud and Lenora
Sun City Roseville

Sandra Laflin

May 20, 2014

Uncle Harold was always the best story teller of the family. I always looked forward to his visits to Maine. Gone, but never forgotten. Rest in peace Uncle Harold ?

May 20, 2014

Our dear friend Hank was much more than a friend, he was a special friend in so many way. Gracious, always standing up when I said hello, ready to dance when asked and his "happy to see you grin" He was also the only person that referred to Ed as "Eddie"..We loved Hank and will miss him terribly
Myrna and Ed Irwin

Brian Porter

May 20, 2014

We salute your veteran. Our condolences for your loss and gratitude for your loved one's service to our country.

Donna Ereno

May 20, 2014

Hank I will never forget your beautiful smile, love for life and all the fine memories you have given all of us. You will truly be missed. Thanks for all the laughs and comfort you gave everyone. You will never be forgotten.