Denham Lloyd Porter
1935 - 2020
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Denham Lloyd Porter

Denham Lloyd Porter, husband, brother, father, grandfather, uncle, neighbor, and friend passed away on May 10, 2020.

Denham was born on April 22, 1935, and grew up in a loving family in Mt. Carey, St. James, Jamaica WI. He attended Anchovy Government School for his primary education. Upon graduating high school, he worked at Montpelier Milk Factory which later became the Montpelier Condensery. Later he was employed in Montego Bay by North Shore Dairies.

He emigrated to the United States in the 1960s where he gained citizenship. He, his wife, Merle, and his family settled in Nyack, New York. He continued to work in the dairy industry, first at Miller Dairies in West Nyack. Later, he served in management positions for quality, production and distribution in the dairy industry for companies such as Sealtest Dairy, Breyer's Ice Cream, Dairylea, Woodside Dairies and Farmland Fresh Dairies. He was an expert in manufacturing dairy products both in Jamaica and the United States. He was instrumental in integrating the industry and in promoting immigrants and people of color to supervisory and management positions.

He was a lover of education and continued learning at institutions of higher education in the United States. He proudly earned an Associate Degree in Marketing from Rockland Community College and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from Pace University. He always stressed the importance of education to his children and grandchildren and encouraged the pursuit of excellence.

He was the oldest son of the late Lenard George Porter and Margaret Scott Porter. He was preceded in death by his older sister Edna Porter. He is survived by his siblings Leonie Parris, Sheila Porter, Byron Porter and Roy Porter; his wife Merle Porter; his daughters (and their spouses) Ingrid (Ronald Cobbs), Karen (Henry Okere), Charmaine, Nadine; his son Lloyd; his grandchildren Camryn, Christopher, Ciera and Jordyn; his nephew Dwayne Parris and his family; and many friends both here and abroad. He was a gentleman who loved people and his community and was well loved by all who were blessed to know him. He will be forever remembered and greatly missed by a worldwide community of family, friends and colleagues. He will be memorialized and interred in Jamaica, WI. May he rest in peace.




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Published in The Journal News from May 20 to May 21, 2020.
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May 29, 2020
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Andrew Elimian
May 29, 2020
I remember him as a gentle, kind, authentic and perceptive man with a whole wealth of wisdom. May his memory be eternal and a blessing to you and us all.
Andrew Elimian
Family
May 22, 2020
It has been said that grief is the price that you pay for love. I grieve the loss of this true giant of a man with a caring and generous heart. I will miss the love, wisdom, hearty jokes and good counsel that my great in-law embodied. No more delicious rum cakes! Death stole that too. My consolation is that you are resting with the good Lord!
Adieu, my great in-law!
Finnian Okere
Family
May 22, 2020
It has been said that grief is the price that you pay for love. I grieve the loss of this true giant of a man with a caring and generous heart. I will miss the love, wisdom, hearty jokes and good counsel that my great in-law embodied. No more delicious rum cakes! Death stole that too. My consolation is that you are resting with the good Lord!
Adieu, my great in-law!
Finnian Okere
Family
May 22, 2020
It has been said that grief is the price that you pay for love. I grieve the loss of this true giant of a man with a caring and generous heart. I will miss the love, wisdom, hearty jokes and good counsel that my great in-law embodied. No more delicious rum cakes! Death stole that too. My consolation is that you are resting with the good Lord!
Adieu, my great in-law
Finnian Okere
Family
May 22, 2020
I never had the chance to meet my uncle in person, but from what I have heard from the family he was a true gentleman. May he rest in peace.
Kwan Haughton
Son of Ashby Haughton (McIntosh)
Kwan H
Family
May 20, 2020
I remembered him being very happy, jovial with everyone in 1997 during his daughter Karens wedding. He was a jolly good fellow and I know hes beside his creator Lord Jesus Christ. My in-law Mr Potter, may your soul Rest In Peace. You will be missed greatly in the lives of your wonderful family.
FLORENCE
Sister
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