1925 - 2018 (Age 92)


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PORTER, Richard Polonsky 92, of Peabody, MA, passed away on January 29, 2018. Son of the late Frank and Rita Polonsky of Newton, MA, Richard attended Newton High School, Harvard University, and Tufts Medical School. He was a WWII commissioned Naval officer. Richard practiced medicine from...

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To Ruth and children and grandchildren, we wish you comfort and strength. It is not easy to give up the presence of a beloved family member, though his presence in your loving memories will always be with you. Your tribute to him on June 2nd was a great indication that he is still with you.
Grant and I knew Richard in the Concord Orchestra for more than 40 years. He was a loyal member as an oboe player, and he did a lot of volunteering for extra jobs for the group. We continue to use his...

Richard, our time together was just beginning and am so happy to have shared what time we had. Thank you for giving me the best gift in my life. You remain always in my heart. Sonam

Richard Porter was wonderful, caring father. He and my mother, Ruth Porter, gave my siblings and me wonderful opportunities in life. Most importantly, they raised us to be compassionate human beings who value integrity, honesty, hard work and a life long pursuit of knowledge. His love of medicine, music, literature and his sensitivity to human suffering and personal responsibility lives on in each of us. How fortunate we are to have had him for a father and to have a chance to see him love...

May the God of comfort, give you the strength at this time of sorrow. Please find peace in God's word at Matthew 5 : 4, for your loss.

Dear Ruth and family,
I am so sorry to read of Richards passing. He was such a remarkable man, so loved by all whose life he touched. Thank you for sharing him with all the FANS who loved him. My prayers are for you during this difficult time. May the wonderful memories of a great life and family together will comfort you.
Florence M. Ross

Richard Porter was a wonderful father, who inspired my siblings and me to work hard, with integrity and compassion for others. Excellence was always a worthy objective, but the effort invested in each task undertaken was by far the most important measure of success. Thank you for being a kind, intelligent, generous human being, and most of all, for being the best Dad ever. Love you to the moon and back forever. Amy