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David S. PORTER



PORTER, David S.
David S. Porter, of Middlebury, passed away Friday, (September 13, 2013). David was the loving husband of Ruth Porter for 61 years. Son of Eleanor and Sidney Porter, born Feb. 15, 1928 in Newell, West Virginia. David attended The Peddie School in NJ and continued onto Yale University, where he graduated with his Bachelor's Degree from the School of Engineering. His first employment was with the US Steel Works in PA, he then moved onto The Sanford Co. of Oxford, CT. David then became the Vice President of the Keyrite Co. in Seymour, CT. In 1976, David purchased Uniprise Sales Corp, which has since evolved into Uniprise International Inc. in Terryville, CT. David was also one of the original founders of the Middlebury Racket Club. He was an ingenious inventor who held multiple patents on a variety of inventions. Aside from his creations, he was an avid golfer and tennis player. David was a member of Highfield Country club for over 40 years, as well as the CT Seniors Golf Assoc. He was also a member of the Middlebury Congregational Church. Besides his wife, Ruth, David is survived by his sister, Harriet Secrest and twin brother, Sidney Porter Jr., who were inseparable until college. He is also survived by his children, son Philip Porter and wife Shelley and their children Christopher and Chelsea; son Douglas Porter and wife Susan and his children Katherine, Stephen and Ellen; including his great-grandson Grant Asenzo; and his daughter Suzanne Porter Lavoie and her children Bruce, René and Carly. David was predeceased by his daughter Cynthia and son-in-law Robert Lavoie.
Memorial services will be private. Arrangements by Carpino Funeral Home, Southbury. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Easter Seals, 22 Tompkins Street, Waterbury, CT 06708




Published in The Hartford Courant on Sept. 17, 2013
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