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In loving memory of
Cyrus Porter
  • August 11, 1934
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  • January 05, 2022

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Cyrus Blanchard Porter, Jr., 87 of The Villages passed away Wednesday, January 5, 2022. Mr. Porter was born August 11, 1934, in Carnegie, PA to Cyrus Blanchard Porter, Sr. and Margaret (Newton) Porter. He moved to The Villages in 2016 from Washington, PA. Cyrus Porter, Jr. is survived by his children, Daniel & Jill (Barth) Porter of Amherst OH and Linda (Porter) & Dallas Edmiston of The Villages FL; sister Donna Lee (Porter) & Richard English; grandchildren Patrick Porter, Ian & Brittany Porter, Sean Porter, Jeremy & Florence Edmiston, and Jason Edmiston; great grandchildren Amelia Edmiston, Noah Edmiston, and Eta Porter. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 57 years, Ruth Ann (Schafer) Porter; and his brother, Larry Porter (surviving spouse Arleen).

Mr. Cyrus B. Porter, Jr. served in the United States Air Force 1952 – 1956 as an Air Traffic Controller. He graduated from the FAA Academy, Oklahoma City in 1957 and worked as an Air Traffic Controller at the Greater Pittsburgh International Airport until his retirement in 1985. After retirement and while living in Washington, PA he operated his own business, the Porter Christmas Tree Farm from 1986 to 2015. Cy was also a talented woodworker and an active volunteer member of the Pennsylvania Civil Air Patrol (CAP) before his move to Florida in 2016. Cy was a great family man and loving father who never hesitated to extend a helping hand to family and friends alike. He was a man of faith and an active member of the Faith Presbyterian Church.

The family held a private ceremony to celebrate his life on January 9, 2022. A brief memorial service and interment will be in the Florida National Cemetery on January 31, 2022, at 2:30 PM with a reception to follow. Please RSVP to Dan or Linda. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Cyrus B. Porter, Jr.’s life. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at https://act.alz.org/ or Cornerstone Hospice & Palliative Care at https://cornerstonehospice.org/. Arrangements are entrusted to Baldwin Brothers Funeral & Cremation Society, Wildwood, FL. Sentiments may be left online at www.baldwincremation.com.

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  1. William G. Imblum says:
    16 Feb 2022
    So Sorry to hear of Cy's passing, I was a Controller at Greater Pit from 1969 to 1978. Cy was a very dear friend and mentor. Thank you so much for the call. I'm touched that Cy kept my name and contact information all these years. He was truly a great guy. Bill Imblum

  2. Karen Lott says:
    23 Jan 2022
    I will miss you sweet Cy. It was an honor to be one of your caregivers. Save us all a spot up there. We will see you again.

  3. Winnie posted an image:
    23 Jan 2022
    Absolutely loved his smile…and so did everyone else! He was a special man - devoted to those he loved.
    Absolutely loved his smile…and so did everyone else! He was a special man - devoted to those he loved.

  4. Helen Blanch lit a candle:
    22 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 22, 2022 at 1:24:12 AM

  5. Danielle Laureano says:
    21 Jan 2022
    My favorite person. I will love and miss you forever! ❤️

  6. Tracy Porter Bockhorst says:
    21 Jan 2022
    So sorry for your loss. Uncle Cy will be missed! I will always remember how he and my father fought over the last of the oyster dressing at Christmas every year. Good times. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. Guy DePastino says:
    21 Jan 2022
    Cy Porter was a wonderful man and a very dear friend. I feel so fortunate to have known him. Everyone loved his radiant smile and great sense of humor.

    Cy’s will be greatly missed. But I look forward to seeing him again soon. What a day that will be!

    Guy DePastino

  8. Christine Delucas lit a candle:
    21 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 21, 2022 at 1:46:33 PM

  9. Christine Delucas says:
    21 Jan 2022
    I will miss your Dad. It made me happy when he remembered the Christmas lady. You were blessed to have him so long.

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