Steven Francis Poretta (1944 - 2018)

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Steven Francis Poretta, age 73, passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. Steve was born on October 24, 1944 in Berlin, NH. Steve served his country in the United States Army, proudly serving in Vietnam. He was a respected counselor for the Panhandle Alcoholism Council for many years and was a former Fire Chief of the Westville Volunteer Fire Department. Steve was soft spoken and had a gentle nature about him. He enjoyed working out in the yard, planting beautiful things and watching the beauty of creation. He cherished greatly the life that he had been blessed with and touched many lives with his wisdom and love.

He is survived by his sister, Sheri Cherry, his Westville Family; Clint Rouse, Vicki Sikes, Katrina Rouse, Joy Rouse, Cameron Rouse, Benny Rouse with husband Pete Geleskie and his dear friends.

There will be no formal public service, per Steve's wishes, but a private family ceremony. The Heritage Funeral home will be handling arrangements (850-785-1316)
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Heritage Funeral Home & Cremation Services
247 North Tyndall Parkway
Panama City, FL 32404
(850) 785-1316
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Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on Feb. 21, 2018
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