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Robert Portera

Robert “Bob” Portera, of Kalamazoo, MI passed away on Thursday, February 24, 2022, at the age of 65. Bob was born to Anthony and Ann (Borchers) Portera on December 15, 1956. Bob served his country proudly in the Army. He worked for the United States Postal Service for 20 plus years. Bob loved the New York Yankees and the Buffalo Bills. He was an encyclopedia when it came to the Yankees and John Wayne. Bob enjoyed golf, bowling, visiting Disney World with his daughter and going to the movies. He loved spending time with his kids and taking them to baseball games. Bob is preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law Robert Harrison; and brother Henry Portera. Bob is survived by his wife of 33 years, Mary (Harrison) Portera; children Charles Portera and Chrissy (Matthew) Cusworth; sister Diane Patricia; brother Allen Portera; mother-in-law Marian (Humphrey) Franklin; brother-in-law Michael (Lori) Harrison; sister-in-law Susan (Rick) Goodenough; and several nieces and nephews.

While at www.amsfuneralhomes.com please take time to sign Bob's guestbook and/or share a memory with his family.

The family is being cared for by the Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Homes and Cremation Society, 5975 Lovers Lane, Portage, MI 49002. (269)344-5600.

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A candle was lit in memory of Robert Portera

The Lane family Mar 6 2022 11:32 AM

So sorry to hear this. I remember many times at their house when I was little. Good thoughts sent to the family at this time

Alex Caudill Mar 2 2022 7:55 AM

So very sorry to hear this Sending our love and prayers to you all now and in the days to come ! May God be with you all and give you comfort ! Love to all !!!! Love, Amy-Jo Klumpp Steele (Mary's Cousin on the Harrison side)

Amy-Jo Klumpp Steele Feb 28 2022 4:02 PM

I never met Bob, but after getting to work with Chrissy at Disney for several years, I can certainly tell he was an amazing person. I am so deeply sorry for your loss Chrissy and the entire Portera family.

Louis Aiello Feb 28 2022 11:16 AM

I had the pleasure of working with Bob at the postal service. He was good guy and will be missed. My thoughts & prayers go out to his family.

Cheryl Vague Feb 27 2022 12:20 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Portera

Rick and Susie Goodenough Feb 27 2022 11:46 AM

Gonna miss you uncle Bob.. Say hi to my dad for me

Jessica MacEachron Feb 27 2022 11:45 AM

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Susan Goodenough Feb 27 2022 11:44 AM

I worked with Bob at the postal service for many years. He was quiet but always had a sarcastic comment or smile to throw in. May hevrest in Peace. B

Judy Feb 27 2022 11:09 AM

Bob was a very nice man, always kind, and respectful, I worked with Bob for many years...rip bob...

ivy pitcher Feb 27 2022 10:46 AM

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