Richard Porter

Dec 29 1944
Feb 18 2017
72 Years
Paradise, Pennsylvania

Richard Porter, 72, of Paradise, passed away on Saturday, February 18th at his home, surrounded by his family.  He was the beloved husband of Darlene McGinnis Porter with whom he shared 17 years of marriage.  

Born in Bryn Mawr, Richard was the son of Virginia Brewer Porter of Downingtown and the late William Earl Porter.  

He was a graduate of Great Valley High School.  He served honorably in the US Army.  Richard was self employed as an independent truck driver for over 35 years. 

He is survived, in addition to his wife by his children: Rochelle M. Porter of Wagontown, Mark A. Porter of Parkesburg, Sonya McGinnis Brau, and husband Fermin, of Kinzers, Kelly McGinnis of Glenmoore, Donald Roop McGinnis of Paradise and Cindy Roop McGinnis of Paradise; 13 grandchildren; Brandon Porter, Britney McDaniel, Dylan McGinnis, Nathan Brau, Francheska Brau, Fermin  Brau Jr, Katia Brau, Collin Deihm, Michael Powers, Ethan Leslie, Seth McGinnis, Addy McGinnis, and Bree McGinnis, two great grandchildren and siblings, Donald Porter, husband of Janet, of North Carolina, Jay Porter, husband Dottie, of Georgia and Eralene Porter of Downingtown.

The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, February 28th at 11 AM at the Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St., Parkesburg, followed by interment at the Upper Octorara Cemetery of Parkesburg. Family and friends are also invited to attend the viewing from 9 until 11 AM.

Online condolences can be posted at

Service Date: 
Mar 1 2017 - 10:59am
Service Location: 
Wilde Funeral Home


I am very sad to read that Dick has passed away. He was a good neighbor for many, many years. He always sent food over to me and my entire family when he was cooking big pots of delicious food.  He invited my children over when they were having crabs.  He was a good neighbor and his kindness did not go unnoticed. May he rest in peace.

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To The Family, The Woodall Family send our condolences to all. Your Dad was a great man and will  be sadly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you  The Woodalls 

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Dick was my brother in law he will be missed dearly.  He was a kind man, he would give you the  shirt off his back. He was a man of few words and had a lot of patience with people .  He had the strongest will to live of all the people I know. He was loved by many. 

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<p>​To Darlene and all of Dick's extended family I wish to express my sincere condolences and sadness of his passing.&nbsp; I know how much he was loved and I am sure he was missed even before he left.&nbsp; I can honestly say I have never met anyone as strong as Dick.&nbsp;&nbsp;With all he went through he always had a kind word to say to me. &nbsp;I am glad he is no longer suffering and struggling but his absence will be felt in this family! God Bless You All!</p>


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Dick Porter was such a great man who was such a good friend to my family. So passionate about others and loved to talk. I would go to Aunt Jennies with my uncle and dick would always go too and we all would sit there for hours and tell stories. I didn't know him well but he was so nice to me and is truly gonna be missed by many.

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