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Paul S. Porcaro, 97, of Anderson, died Sept. 18, 2017, at Miller's Merry Manor in Chesterfield after an extended illness.
He was born Dec. 26, 1919, in New York City, New York, the son of Joseph and Carmella (Pizapaolo) Porcaro.
He was a security inspector for the Department of Defense and was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. He was a First Sergeant in the Army Air Corps during World War II from January 1942 to January 1946.
He enjoyed golf and was involved with the Special Olympics of Madison County.
Paul loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his son, Dr. Joseph (Joanne) Porcaro of Anderson; four grandchildren, Kathleen (Dan) Shepler and Paul Porcaro, all of Anderson, Theresa (Joe) Wrin of Pendleton and Christine (Brandon) Galbraith of Kokomo; 17 great-grandchildren, Zachary, Audrey, Andrew and Sarah Shepler, Brennah, Kate, Helen, Mara, Sadie, Brogan and Stella Wrin, Kaelyn, William and Ayvah Scarberry, and Owen, Adelynn and Nora Galbraith; three sisters, Rose Rosa of New Jersey, Yolanda Taylor of Garden City, New York, and Mildred Dragotti of North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 75 years, Sadie (LaPollo) Porcaro, who died June 21, 2017; his parents; two brothers, Joseph and Patrick Porcaro; and two sisters, Katherine Costa and Anna Roseto.
Service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Father Daniel Shine officiating. Burial will follow in East Maplewood Cemetery with military graveside rites.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service.
Memorial contributions may be given to St. Vincent De Paul Society.
The family would like to thank the staff of Keystone Woods, Miller's Merry Manor and Heartland Hospice for their outstanding care and compassion.
Post online condolences at www.rozelle-johnson.com.
Published on September 18, 2017
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