Robert J. Porterfield

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Robert J. "Bob" Porterfield, 84, formerly of Sharon, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2019, at his home in Ellwood City.
Born Aug. 4, 1934, in Sharon, he was the son of the late Russell Porterfield and Edith Wansor Porterfield Hawk.
He married the former Roberta Plance on Jan. 3, 1970; she survives at home.
Robert attended Sharon High School then served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War as an airman second class.
He worked for Sharpsville Quality Products for 13 years until his retirement in 1977.
Bob in his spare time liked fishing, hunting and camping, as well as singing and playing the guitar.
He was a member of the Beth Emmanuel Fellowship Ministries where he was a greeter and helped with church maintenance.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Karli Ann (Robert) Foreman of Smithville Mo.; Sherry Lynn Lesheski and her fiancé Paul Honneffer of Ellwood City; three sons, Robert W. (Carolyn) Lesheski of Hermitage; Daniel P. (Amy) Lesheski of Sharon; William J. (Sheila) Porterfield of West Middlesex; a brother, Russell J. (Angel) Porterfield of Mechanicsburg; three sisters, Esther Kellar of Sharon, Peggy Young of Orangeville and Connie Smith of Sharon; as well as 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Robert was preceded in death by five brothers, two sisters and an infant sister.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Beth Emmanuel Fellowship Ministries, 866 Plum St., Sharon, 16146.



PORTERFIELD
Robert J., 84, of Ellwood City.
Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday (5-14-19) at the HAROLD W. STEVENSON FUNERAL HOME LLC, 264 E. State St., Sharon.
Memorial service: 6 p.m. Tuesday (5-14-19) at the funeral home, with the Rev. Edward Daily officiating.
Online condolences can be offered by visiting stevensonfuneralhome.net.
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Alesia Dailey
Jun 01, 2019
I will never forget going to church and meeting you and Bert, I would always come over and just talk and hang out with you guys I love you all, I’m so sorry sending prayers to the family, you meant a great deal to me growing up you will never be forgotten.
Michele
May 14, 2019
You was my favorite Uncle. love and miss you rest in peace give Mom a hug for me
Loretta, Ed, & Family
May 14, 2019
I am sorry for your loss Bert & family: May god bless you Bert may healing begin. Your faith is strong to uphold and pull you through; I love you Bert.
I am proud to say “
I have known this great man.
Bob, you will always hold a special place in my
“HEART FOREVER”
May you Rest In Peace”
With our Heavenly Father. Now at peace, in no more pain..
Thank you for blessing us with your love, especially the joy you brought to me; and all those other people around you every time you had picked up your guitar to play.
Our hearts hurt we are sadden, as our eyes feel up with tears, because the greatest memories of your smile, laughter, and your silliness play back in our heads;
... through the years. We will miss you very much.
WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU Dad Porterfield.
I am sleepy but mere words can’t express the sadness in my heart at this moment. Bob was like a Dad to me, thank you for sharing a great man with all of us Bert.
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Loretta , Ed Harthan & Family
May 14, 2019
I am sorry for your loss Bert & family: May god bless you Bert and let the healing begin. Your faith is strong and it will uphold you and get you through; I love you Bert.
I am proud to say “
I have known this great man..
Bob, which he will always hold a special place in my “ HEART ♥️ FOREVER”...
May you Rest In Peace” Your Mother’ needed you ; so she called you home
With our Heavenly Father.. your at peace, and in no more pain..
Thank you for blessing us with your love, & especially the joy you brought to me; and all those other people around you every time you had picked up your guitar to play...
Our hearts hurt and we are sadden, as our eyes feel up with
...tears, because the greatest memories of your smile, laughter, and your silliness play back in our heads; through the years. We will miss you very much..
WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU BOB, we must remember that your in a better place..
I am sleepy but mere words can’t express the sadness in my heart at this moment. Bob was like a Dad to me, I have to remember the fun we had playing cards, Bob picking on me; teasing; and just laughing.. playing board games, a great past time; as Bob enjoyed with his family and friends; thank you for sharing a great man with all of us Bert.
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Brandy King
May 14, 2019
To the greatest Pappy ever! I love you so very much! God has one of the greatest angels he could possibly have. May you sing and play guitars with all the angels. Rest with God untill I see you again.
James knapp jr
May 14, 2019
My heart and sorrow go out to Bobs family. He was a good man and neighbor. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Shannon Seay (niece)
May 13, 2019
So sorry to my cousins and Aunt Bert. I’m praying for peace and comfort for all of you. Uncle Bob was such a wonderful man. He always reminded me of my dad...best sense of humor and showed love anyone and everyone. Til we meet in heaven ❤️
Lisa
May 13, 2019
Iam so sorry for your loss love and prayers
Shawna Rust
May 13, 2019
I will forever miss u and the great times our whole family had at reunions and getting together down in Pulaski to sing and dance. Give mom and dad a kiss for me. I love you and u will be very much missed! Until we meet again Uncle Bob!!
Cathie Meyer
May 13, 2019
I am honored and blessed to have known you Dad Porterfield you treated my son Aaron as your own grandchild he loves you and will never forget you you will be sadly sadly missed I love you
Rose Morris
May 13, 2019
Awww Bert and Bill and entire family, I AM TRULY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS!!! He is Home now with Jesus!!! Smilin and singin!!!!!! ❤
Bob young jr
May 13, 2019
To my uncle Bob you always sang about those 7 angles they came and took another one home RIP love you till we meet again keep on singing
Paul Honneffer
May 13, 2019
My dear friend..I've always looked up to you..See you in heaven..
Sk
May 12, 2019
My sincere condolences and prayers are with the family for this loss. Father of our Lord Jesus Christ is the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials. 2 cor 1:3,4

Jehovah hates death; he views it as an enemy. (1 Cor 15:26) He has a longing to conquer that enemy, to undo death by means of the resurrection. Rev 21:4