died October 14, age 95. Child and adolescent psychiatrist affiliated with New York's Mt. Sinai Hospital for more than 60 years. Wife Mary Kay died in 2006. He is survived by his sister, Betty Hussman and nephew, Mark Hussman, of Minden, NV. Highly respected and admired for his intellect, clinical skills, humanity and philanthropic activity, "Bob" is mourned by family, friends, former supervisees and colleagues.
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I met Dr Porter when I was about 9 yrs old, and found him to be a great man, with so much intelligence and had a sense of humor, I certainly will miss him...Thank you Matthew Young for this page.
January 7, 2018
He was a great man. Taught me how to make flint arrow heads while we dealt with my trouble. He and Melanie were a safe haven for me as a boy. G. Seminara (NYC)
July 20, 2016
I met Dr. Porter when I was 8 years old and saw him last when I turned 38. He was like a father to me, and I will never forget his kindness and luminous presence in the world. Though I will always miss him, he taught me to make sense of things - insofar as that is possible - and so all that he stood for - to me - endures.
April 2, 2015
Bob and Mary Kay were dear friends of ours. Bob had a wonderful way of telling stories, and his laughter still is in my mind. He loved his occupation and also getting into his garden up in Sharon, Ct. - His raspberry bushes are thriving in our garden! Every summer when we enjoy them we think of Bob. He will be missed. Anita and Ed Smith, Sherman, Ct.
February 16, 2015
I will very much miss knowing Dr. Porter is there. I remember his dog Melanie. Dr. Porter was kind and generous. He told many, many stories, and I still play them in my head; different ones come up in different situations. It was great sending him a card every new year with pictures of my growing children. I knew this had special meaning for us both.