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Robert "Bob" Leonard Porter
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Obituary for Robert "Bob" Leonard Porter

Robert “Bob” Leonard Porter, 92, of Middletown, husband of the late Juanita (Clark) Porter, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Born in Lancaster, NH, he was the son of the late Ralph and Frances (Southworth) Porter.

Bob lived in Middletown the majority of his life. He was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Middletown and a present member of First Church of Christ, Congregational in East Haddam. Bob was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War serving in the United States Army. He was a Scoutmaster for Troop #3 in Middletown for thirty-seven years. He was an avid gardener and loved camping. Bob had a very special personality that lit up a room; he will be missed by the many people he touched throughout his life. As Bob would say, “Keep smiling you’ll fool um all.”

Bob is survived by two sons, Michael Porter of Florida and Richard Porter of California; a daughter, Bobbi Jean Carlson of East Haddam; three stepchildren, Bruce Clark of Middletown, Gary Clark of Glastonbury and Lynn Roberts of Colchester; a brother, Gene Porter of Higganum; fifteen grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; four great, great grandchildren and a close friend, Patricia Evitts.

Along with his parents and wife, Bob was predeceased by his brother, Ralph Porter and his second wife, Georgie Porter.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 26 at 10:00am at First Church of Christ, Congregational, 499 Town Street, East Haddam. Full military honors will be accorded at the church. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Pine Grove Cemetery.

Family and friends may call on Thursday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Doolittle Funeral Home, 14 Old Church Street, Middletown. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob’s memory may be made to Boy Scout Troop #26, P.O. Box 47, Cromwell, CT 06416. To share memories or send condolences to the family, please visit

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Doolittle Funeral Home

14 Old Church Street
Middletown, CT 06457





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First Church of Christ, Congregational

499 Town Street
East Haddam, CT 06423


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