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Stephen LaPorte

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STEPHEN LaPORTE Stephen LaPorte, of West Palm Beach, passed away following a brief illness on July 15, 2009, a few months short of his 100th birthday. Born in Paterson, NJ, he moved to Florida after graduation from Manhattan College in New York City in the 1930's and began a long career in the arts as a piano and voice teacher, and as an antique collector and dealer. For many years he was very active in local opera and theater productions. Mr. LaPorte is survived by a niece and nephew, and leaves behind a great many former students in the Palm Beach area who remained in contact with him throughout his lifetime - particularly his dear friends in the Middleton family. Funeral arrangements were private. To express condolences and/or make donations Visit PalmBeachPost.com/obituaries
Published in The Palm Beach Post on July 21, 2009
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