Samuel Porter(1986 - 2013)

Samuel Harmon Porter

Hyde Park - Samuel Harmon Porter passed away at his home on June 29, 2013. He was 26 years old.

Sam was born December 5, 1986 in New York City to John Paul and Joan Porter. He spent his early elementary years in Valhalla, NY, moving with his family to Dutchess County in 1998.

Sam graduated in 2005 from Millbrook High School and was a 2012 graduate of SUNY's Institute of Technology.

Sam is survived by his parents and his beloved brother, Michael, as well as his grandmother, Renee Harmon, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins on both sides of his family. He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Charles Harmon, and his paternal grandparents, Jim and Virginia Porter.

Friends and family are remembering the brilliant, loving young man whose deep melodic voice, quick smile and generous spirit touched so many lives. A memorial dinner celebrating Sam's life will be held in September.

The family will receive visitors at Sweet's Funeral Home, Rte. 9, Hyde Park on July 5, 2013 from 3:00-5:00 pm.

To send an online condolence or for directions, please visit

Funeral Home

Sweet's Funeral Home
4365 Albany Post Road Hyde Park, NY 12538
(845) 229-2624

Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on July 3, 2013