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Albert Francis Porta(1923 - 2013)

Albert F. Porta

Albert Francis Porta was born February 19, 1923 in Spokane, WA. He passed away May 9, 2013 in Reno, NV. He is survived by his sister Marge Porta, his children Roxy Shelgren (Ned) and Jake Porta (Debbie), his grandchildren Melan, Danielle, Sally, Stephen, Bobby, and great granddaughter Gabi.

Al was a B-17 pilot in WWII, POW and Purple Heart recipient. After graduating from Gonzaga University, his career ranged from test pilot to engineer. His passion was volunteering at the VA and helpings others. Al loved to play golf and to compete at the senior games. Services will be held at Our Mother of Sorrows Chapel, 2700 North Virginia St. in Reno on May 17th at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Veterans Guest House (www.veteransguesthouse.org).

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Published in Reno Gazette-Journal from May 14 to May 15, 2013
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