Times West Virginian
Antoinette Blanche Demchak Porter, 99, of Morgantown, passed away Monday (Dec. 3, 2012) at Madison Nursing & Rehabilitation Center of Morgantown.
She was born in Oil City, Pa., on Oct. 7, 1913, the daughter of the late Peter Demchak and the late Josephine Shubelak Demchak.
Survivors include her three children, John “Jack” Porter and wife Elizabeth “Libby” of Morgantown and their children John David Porter and fiancée Angie Stratton, and Beth Ann Goodwin and husband Douglas, Kathleen Holmes and husband William of Fairmont, and Karen Zuccari and husband Marion of Morgantown and their children Nicole and Michael Zuccari; an uncle, Joe Salva of Michigan; and her caregivers, Gertie Opolinsky, Edna Seymour, Mae Burgess and Toni Castelli.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Edward Porter, on Aug. 4, 2000; and a younger brother, Joseph Demchak.
Antoinette was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who took great pride in raising her family. In her spare time, she was avid in crocheting and reading. She was a member of St. Mary Roman Catholic Church in Star City.
Family and friends will be received at Hastings Funeral Home, 153 Spruce St., Morgantown, from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday. A scriptural wake service will be held at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home to conclude visitation. On Thursday, Mrs. Porter will be moved to St. Mary Roman Catholic Church in Star City where she will lie in repose from 10 a.m. until the celebration of the Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. with Father John V. DiBacco and Father Vincent Joseph as concelebrants. Interment will follow in East Oak Grove Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mrs. Porter’s name may be made to St. Ursula’s Food Pantry and Outreach, PO Box 18, Pursglove, WV 26546.
Send condolences online at www.hastingsfuneralhome.com.