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Edmund M. "Ed" Portko
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Ebling-Stabingas Funeral Home
26 Chestnut Street
Cressona, PA

Edmund M. "Ed" Portko, 67, of Auburn, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 30, at St. Joseph's Medical Center, Reading.

Born May 3, 1954, in Anchorage, Alaska, he was the eldest son of Winifred A. (Rohloff) Portko-Buonora, of York, and the late Edmund T. Portko.

He was the loving, caring husband of Joyce M. (Mummert) Portko, with whom he loved to travel.

He was a member of St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, Schuylkill Haven.

Ed was a 1972 graduate of York Suburban High School and then attended Penn State University, York Campus.

He was vice president of Sigmet Corporation, Reading. He also enjoyed time as deputy waterways conservation officer for the PA Fish and Boat Commission from 1998 until his retirement in 2019.

Ed had the biggest heart and loved to bring joy and smiles to those around him. He cherished his family more than anything, and he always said: "Without family, you have nothing."

Ed was preceded in death by his sibling, Thomas B. Portko; son, Leon Estep III.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Rebekah Chinault (Matthew), York, and Bradley L. Anderson Jr., (Tiffany), Manchester; grandchildren and step-grandchildren, including Ryan Lynch, Aaron Vandermark, Cory Anderson (Brittany), Casey Bonham (Matthew) and Marissa Anderson; great-grandchild, Ryden Anderson; siblings, Stephen Portko (Stacy), York Springs, Elynn Shelley, York, Cheryl Harbison (James), The Villages, Fla., and Janice Gilbert, Vero Beach, Fla.; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Services and interment are private at the convenience of family. At the family's request, memorial donations may be forwarded to St. Joseph Medical Center Foundation, P.O. Box 316, Reading, PA 19603-0316. Extend condolences by visiting www.gsesfuneralhomes.com. Ebling-Stabingas Funeral Home, Cressona, has been entrusted with arrangements.


Published by Republican & Herald on Dec. 2, 2021.
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What a shock! I only just found out about this tragic loss on Jan 5th, 2022 and am stunned to say the least! We were 1st cousins and seperated by time and distance, yet recalled great memories from our Busia's and Dziadzia's family gatherings. My sincere sympathy to Joyce and the while family! May his soul revel in joy and peace and may he live in Eternal Memory with his friends and family. From our Portka (original Polish name) Family, to all of yours, our genuine condolences.
Jeffrey R. Portko
Family
January 6, 2022
John Sabaitis& Kathykershetsky
December 5, 2021
Uncle Ed will always hold a very special place in my heart. He was so generous, caring, loving, thoughtful, and I looked up to him. He played a huge role in pushing me to go back to College and motivating me to be successful. I will never forget being their flower girl, having so many fun memories at the lake house, our deep conversations and text messages, all of he and my Aunt Joyce´s support while in dental hygiene school, and enjoying time with just him & my Aunt. He truly was an amazing man who touched many lives! I will miss him so much and his beautiful smile, but I know God needed him more. Uncle Ed impacted my life in more ways than one and I´ll forever be grateful! Until we meet again, Uncle Ed! Fly high! Love, Jessie
Jess Boring
Family
December 4, 2021
Ed was an amazing husband, brother, uncle, son,father, grandfather and wonderful brother in law, friend and all around good person who touched anyone who knew him. He was a good, kind man who loved life and was dedicated to his wife (my sister) and family. My heart aches for you Sis!!! We all have our unforgettable memories of good times and fun at the "Lakehouse" parties and family gatherings. God has gained another Angel and has bigger plans for you. Until we meet again Ed! You will be missed by all of us who will never forget you and love you and that amazing SMILE!!!!!! Love, Cheryl
Cheryl Boring
Family
December 4, 2021
Poor Mr.Portko I had just heard of his passing on Friday December 3 Joyce I am soo sorry to hear of this sad news you are in my thoughts and prayers Please accept my dearest condolances
Dawn (from CVS)
Other
December 3, 2021
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