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Matthew J. Porter

March 17, 1982 ~ February 15, 2018 (age 35)

Columbiana – Matthew J. Porter, 35, of Columbiana, passed away Thursday, February 15, 2018 at his home.

Matt was born March 17, 1982 in Youngstown, son of John “Jack” Porter and Linda Porter.

He was a graduate of Austintown Fitch High school. Matt enjoyed poetry, music, art and was a big Oakland Raiders fan.

Matt is survived by his mother, Linda Porter of Columbiana; father, John “Jack” Porter of Canfield; brother, Eric (Dawn) Porter of Austintown; maternal grandmother, Lavern Hummel of Salem; paternal grandmother, Geraldine Porter of Austintown; three aunts, Sonja (Paul) white of Cortland, Lori (Jim) Fitzwater of Franklin, TN and Sharley Porter of Deltona, FL; an uncle, Tracey (Mary) Hummel of Monroe, NC; niece Kristen; nephew Eric and numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Ralph Hummel and paternal grandfather, John Porter.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church, Salem, with Pastor P. Douglas George Officiating.

Professional arrangements were entrusted to the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana.

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