George Rodney Porter
Retired Berkeley Fire Chief George Rodney Porter, born Dec. 22, 1915 and passed away on Sept. 29. 2012 after a lengthy illness. Rod joined the Berkeley Fire Department in 1940, was appointed Chief in 1964 and retired in 1971. Rod was devoted to his family, profession and community. Rod and his wife Julia were married for 74 years. His passing leaves his wife, son Victor, daughter-in-law Carol, 6 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. Donations may be made on his behalf to the Hospice of Kaiser Foundation Hospital, Oakland.