Edward-Von der Porten-Obituary

Edward Von der Porten

San Francisco, California

1933 - 2018

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Edward P. Von der Porten

October 29, 1933 - April 9, 2018

Edward Von der Porten, 84, Bay Area educator, maritime historian, and archaeologist. Ed was raised in New York, then attended San Francisco State University (BA & MA). He married Saryl Corrick in 1954. They had two sons: Michael...

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My sincere condolences to Michael for the loss of his father, Ed Von der Porten. He was the faculty advisor to the student newspaper, The Santa Rosan, when I was its editor at SRHS back in 1964 or 1965. ALter, I went of a dig or two out at Drakes Bay with him. And, Michael, you may not remember, but I baby sat for you and your brother when you lived on Grahn Drive. I lived just around the corner on Montecito Ave. I have many fond memories of your parents. Candace (Bell ) Roney, San...

I extend my sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Von Der Porten. During my sophomore year at Santa Rosa High School (Montgomery Campus) I was one of the many students Mr. Von Der Porten labored to teach English and instill an appreciation for Shakespeare et. al. I wish I had appreciated his efforts and patience as much then as I do today. Thank you Mr. Von Der Porten, may you rest in peace.

I had Mr. Von der Porten as a teacher at both Cook Jr. Hi. and SRHS. He was a great teacher, but unfortunately I didn't take his instruction as seriously as I should have. I wish I had been more interested in History back then. Sorry to read of his recent passing, but he sure packed a lot into his 84 yrs., along with his wife. Condolences to his family, especially Michael who I got to know at LBH&G. Judith Mead, Santa Rosa, CA


While I only knew his son and his wife I find his passing a great loss to so many locally. My condolences to his family.