Lois J. (Jack) Porter

April 21, 1930 ~ April 3, 2018 (age 87)


Lois J. Porter, 87, of Collins, Miss., formerly of Natrona Heights, Harrison Township, died Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at Jefferson Davis Hospital Extended Care Facility, Prentiss, Miss., after a lengthy illness. She was born April 21, 1930, in Brackenridge and lived in this area most of her life before moving to Mississippi in July 2017. Lois graduated from Har-Brack High School in 1947. She worked in admissions and insurance at Allegheny Valley Hospital and retired in 1988 after 20 years. She was a member of Central Presbyterian Church, Tarentum, and had served as deacon of church. She had served as president and vice president of the PTA and was a past member of the Dreshar Club. Lois was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin C. Jack Sr. and Coretta Viola Crytzer; husband, Samuel Porter Jr., who died Feb. 20, 1999; brother, Melvin (Bud) Jack Jr.; two sisters, Phyllis Jack and Georgette Kisel; and daughter, Bonnie Porter. She is survived by a son, Samuel J. Porter (Bonnie), of Collins, Miss.; four grandchildren, Samuel Porter Jr., Eric Porter, Kristen Seminick and Carl White; and 10 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 12, 2018, at KRYNICKI FUNERAL HOME INC., 1007 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights, with the Rev. Sara Wrona officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Airy Cemetery, Harrison Township. Memorial contributions may be made to Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny St., Tarentum, PA 15084. Online condolences may be made at

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