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PORTER, James A.

PORTER - James A. Born October 4, 1929, passed away peacefully at his home on September 14, 2016. Jim is survived by his beloved wife Sandra Hamilton, children Susan Richman, Rick Porter, Jane Ameen, and their respective spouses, stepdaughter Candace Hamilton, and his seven dear grandchildren. Jim was born in Meadville, PA, graduated from Yale University in 1951, and Harvard Law School in 1957. He served in the Naval Reserves for over 30 years. He was a member of the New York and Florida Bar Associations. He spent most of his career at the law firm Hodgson Russ rising to the role of a senior partner serving clients in both the Buffalo, NY and Fort Lauderdale, FL areas. For a period of time he worked as the Chief Legal Counsel at Niagara Frontier Services, the operator of Tops Supermarkets. He also served as a member of the American Arbitration Association, Chairman and member of the Clients' Security Fund Committee of the Florida Bar and he was admitted to the US Supreme Court. Jim was an active member of the Park Country Club, Buffalo Club, Yale Club and Fort Lauderdale Country Club. There will be a private service held at the First Presbyterian Church, Fort Lauderdale, FL with interment at the Lauderdale Memorial Park Mausoleum. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research or the Community Foundation of Broward.

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