Catskill, NY – Donald Porter, 82, of Catskill passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, December 17, 2022.
He attended and graduated from Catskill High School in 1957.
Donald joined the United States Air Force in December 1957 and served 4 years. He then entered the New York State Police where he worked from 1962-1990. During that time, he was a NYSP scuba diver, firearms instructor and worked on the Thruway. After retiring from the State Police he became a fraud investigator for the Fraud & Recovery Unit of Greene County for 26 years.
He was a lifelong member of the Catskill Elks Lodge and Catskill Country Club. He also enjoyed spending his summers golfing and boating.
He is survived by his wife Lois Porter of 52 years; daughter Kiersten (Porter) McClellan, son in law Jason McClellan and two grandchildren Jayden & Keegan McClellan.
He is predeceased be his mother Sarah Porter, father David Jr Porter, and his sister Helen O’Donnell.
Family and friends may gather at Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Heights, Catskill. A memorial service will be held at Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home. Inurnment will follow in the Town of Catskill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or American Cancer Society. Messages of condolence may be made to MillspaughCamerato.com.