It is with great sadness that the SWPC Board announces the passing of one of our Short Wing Family members, Lew Porter.
For those of you who may not have known Lew and his involvement with the SWPC, Lew served as the SWPC Chapter Coordinator from 2002 until just recently when his illness, mesothelioma (a type of cancer) forced him to step down from that position. Lew and his wife, Lily, have been members of the club since 1989 and members of the Mid-Atlantic chapter. Both Lew and Lily attended almost all of the annual SWPC Conventions as well.
Here is an excerpt of a message that Lily sent to our Membership Chair and SWP News Editor, Eleanor Mills:
Dear Eleanor and all friends at the Short Wing Piper Club,
So sorry to tell you that Lewis passed away on Sat. 18th of May at 9:15 p.m. after being surrounded by the family and was very alert and saying prayers and was in good spirits. … Lewis will be greatly missed by ME, the family and all who knew him!!
Lots of love to one and all, Lily
You can read Lew Porter’s obituary if you click HERE
Our current Chapter Coordinator, Adolph Svec, has this memory to share of Lew:
I will miss waiting for him to board the bus at this year’s convention. Khaki shorts, an SWPC convention shirt de jour, white socks standing tall, sunglasses, a wide brimmed hat and an ice cream cone is the image that comes to mind. And always a smile, steeped in kind words……a gentleman indeed. Godspeed, Lew.