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Robert W. Porter

8/20/1939 - 2/14/2012 Robert was born to Shirley and Howard in Eureka, attended school in Eleanor, grew up in Pepperwood and graduated high school in 1958 at Fortuna High where he was active in basketball. After high school he enlisted in the Air Force where he served 23 years including a tour in Vietnam and retired in 1981 as Master Sergeant and Chief of the Fire Department. After the military, he returned to the Eureka area where he served 20 years for Eureka City Schools and again retired, but to his passions of fishing, hunting and watching football. Robert is survived by his wife, of 35 years, Leonila and his dog Woody. Siblings Leon, Nancy Blankenship and Paula Porter. Children Bruce, Brian, Stepson Mike Fucciolo and Stepdaughter Loida Nelson. Grandchildren Dakota, Brandon, Ben, Katie and Nick. Close friends, Hank, Ross and Jack. To family and friends- Bob will be missed by all that knew him, and always has a "bear" hug for everyone. Celebration of life services will be held at a later date. Please sign the online guestbook at www.times-standard.com

Published in Eureka Times-Standard on Feb. 17, 2012
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