The Obit For Terry Porter

Terry Wendall Porter

Published in the Daily Breeze on 9/5/2009

Surrounded by his loving family, Terry W. Porter peacefully passed away on August 30, 2009.

Terry was born on September 3, 1932 in San Pedro, California.

Born to Maud (Bobbie) and Wendall Porter as an only child, Terry grew up in San Pedro and graduated with the Class of 1950 from San Pedro High.

He has had many careers in his life. A professional baseball player and a 25 year career in the U.S. Army where he was a Veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He achieved the rank of Master Sgt.

Upon retirement from the Army; he went on to have a career with the Los Angeles Times.

He will be missed by his wife, Elfriede Porter and their three children, Maureen (Wallace), Robert and Rebecca and by his first wife, Patsy (Merrell) Neal and their two children, Terrel and Casey.

He is also survived by his 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

His family is forever grateful to the Ojai Community Hospital Continuing Care Center.

We would also like to extend our thanks to the caring professionals of the Livingston Memorial Hospice of Ojai.

His loving spirit and kind heart will remain in our hearts forever.

A memorial mass will be held on Thursday, September 3, 4:00pm at the Saint Thomas Aquinas Church.

On September 19 at 1:00pm there will be a memorial for family and friends at the El Sereno Estates Clubhouse in Ojai.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Ojai Community Hospital Continuing Care Center or the Livingston Memorial Hospice and Visiting Nurse Association of Ojai.

Arrangements are being made by Coast City Cremations, 805/684-4100.

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