Robert H. Porter, 92 of West Carthage
Robert H. Porter, 92 of 4 North Jefferson Street, West Carthage, died Sunday, March 31, 2013 at Country Manor Nursing Home, Carthage, where he had been a patient since November, 2012. Mr. Porter, son of the late Harold F. and Margaret H. Hosley Porter was born in West Carthage on December 15, 1920. He attended school in West Carthage, and graduated in 1938. Mr. Porter served in the United States Army as a Technical Sergeant with the Headquarters Company 3rd Battalion 155 Infantry from 1942-1945 during World War II. He also served in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre and received numerous decorations and citations. Mr. Porter was the owner and operator of Porters Wines & Liquors in Carthage for over 30 years, retiring in November 2000. He was a member of the American Legion Post 789 and the V.F.W. Post 7227, both of Carthage. Mr. Porter is survived by nieces and nephews and by his caregivers Mike and Kathie Liberatos and George Redfield. Mr. Porter’s sisters, Edith Hannon and Margaret Elizabeth (Betty) Hill, and his brothers, Wilbur, Jack, Philip and Harold Porter are predeceased. Services for Mr. Porter will be private. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Carthage. Arrangements are with the Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home, Carthage. Donations may be made to the Carthage Area Hospital Foundation. Online condolences may be made by going to www.bezanillafh.com.