Robert (Bob) Joseph Porta went home to Jesus on April 8, 2020 at the age of 89.
Bob was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Joseph and Rose Porta (Memmer) in 1931.
After graduating from St. Martins High School in 1949, Bob held various jobs until enlisting in the Army from 1951 to 1954 and was stationed in Japan.
Bob first met his wife, Ann Marie Gramz at the Elliot skating rink. They married at St James church in Pittsburgh, PA on June 09, 1956.
Bob went to work for IBM in July 1957, and his first assignment lasting 3 1/2 years was at Penn State University, in State College, PA. His next assignment took him to Johnstown, PA until the family relocated to Titusville Florida in January 1966 for his next assignment at Kennedy Space Center, then in 1984 to Houston, TX to work at Johnson Space Center. He was employed with IBM as a Systems Analyst for 31 years.
After retiring to The Villages, FL, he became an active member of the Knight of Columbus, in pro-life movements and enjoyed watching various sporting events, especially his Pittsburgh Steelers and the Penguins.
Bob is preceded in death by: his parents, his brothers Joseph and William, and his first born child John. He is survived by his wife, Ann Marie his children, Joe (Linda), Robert II (Robin), Michael (Libbi), Roseann, Dan (Ronda), and Mary Frances. He also leaves behind 11 Grandchildren, and 9 Great Grandchildren. As well as many nieces, nephews, brother and sister -in –laws, in Pittsburgh, and throughout the USA.
“See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared.”
Due to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, there will not be a traditional funeral, viewing or gathering. We intend to schedule a future memorial service or celebration of life party in his honor in the coming months. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to St Timothy’s Church