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Lee Porter

FORT EDWARD — Lee E. Porter, 75, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 at Glens Falls Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Keene, New Hampshire, he was the son of the late Robert Porter and Ellen (Brown) Towsley.

He attended Charlestown High School before he was drafted into the United States Army from 1965-1967.

On July 8, 1967, he married the love of his life, Kathe Small, at St. Luke’s Church in Cambridge.

Lee worked at General Electric in Fort Edward for 35 years, where he retired on his 58th birthday.

He enjoyed hunting, swinging on his porch swing and long car rides, but mostly he loved spending time with his grandsons and family.

Along with his parents, Lee was predeceased by his siblings, James Porter, Beatrice Sebert, William Porter, Patricia Sanford and Cedric Tashro.

Left to cherish his memories are his loving wife of 51 years, Kathe Porter; son, Lee Porter Jr. and wife, Denise; daughter, Michelle McKenzie; two grandsons, Justin Lee Porter and Michael Lee McKenzie; siblings, Larry Porter, Vernon Porter and wife, Mary, Corrinne Boles, Carol Smith and husband, Olin, Dana Towsley and wife, Robin, Elbert Towsley and wife, Kathy, Joanne Nash, Louise Wright and husband, Herb, and Cheryl Towsley; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, at M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home, 82 Broadway Fort Edward.

Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Donations in Lee’s memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

To view Lee’s Book of Memories and post online condolences, please visit www.kilmerfuneralhome.com.

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