Gloria Dawn Porter, 89

Gloria Dawn (Yusko) Porter, 89, wife of Thomas Charles Porter, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 29, 2023, at Sanatoga Center.

Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of the late John and Evelyn (Lichtley) Yusko.

Gloria loved music. She liked to sing and dance and was an excellent cook. She always enjoyed watching over the kids at her house. Gloria was known for having a wonderful sense of humor. She will be remembered as a very loving and hardworking mother and wife.

Surviving along with her husband Thomas of 69 years, are her children Gail DeMauriac, wife of Pierre; John Porter, husband of Kathy; Evelyn Spaar; Lorraine Cretsinger, wife of Edwin; Lori Taylor; and Thomas Porter, husband of Megan; sister Betsy Stoudt, wife of William; brother John Yusko, husband of Mary; 16 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 7, 2023, at 11:00AM at the Church of the Nazarene (1045 Beech St, Pottstown, PA 19464) with Pastor Tom Lichtley officiating. Burial will be held privately by the family at a later date. A viewing will also be held on Thursday, September 7, 2023, from 9:00-10:45AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association ( in Gloria’s name.

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There is no one in the world like your mother. I will always remember Aunt Gloria laughing and her light will always shine bright within you.

~ Sharon Phillips Limerick, PA
9/2/2023 10:30:00 AM

Mom-I miss you terribly. There is an empty spot in my life now. I hope to see you in heaven one day. I know you are there with Nanny now. Love, daughter Evey.

~ Evey Spaar
9/2/2023 9:21:44 AM

Love you Aunt Gloria.. so glad I got to see you a few short weeks ago. I have lots of great memories with you that will always make me smile!

~ Liza Minner Gilbertsville, PA
9/1/2023 10:19:54 PM

Our deepest condolences to all of you. Prayers you all will find comfort in prayer and embracing the loving memory of Aunt Gloria.

~ Crystal Trout Hastings
9/1/2023 5:38:42 PM