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.