Steve Deporter, K/75 Ranger, passed away Oct 3, 2012

Stephen “Steve” D. Deporter

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Birth: Aug. 3, 1949


Philadelphia County

Pennsylvania, USA

Death: Oct. 3, 2012

Port Saint Lucie

St. Lucie County

Florida, USA


STEPHEN D. DePORTER, 63, of Port St. Lucie, FL, passed away October 3, 2012 at his home.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, Stephen was a resident of Port St. Lucie, FL since 2005, moving from Newtown Square, PA.

During the Vietnam War, Mr. DePorter served in the US Army, earning three Purple Hearts.

Prior to retirement, Steven worked as an Analyst for the US Postal Service in Philadelphia, PA for 33 years.

He was a member of the DAV, the VFW and Military Order of the Purple Heart.

He was predeceased by a brother Charles DePorter.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Lynn DePorter of Port St. Lucie, FL; one sister, Kathleen Voltz and her husband Hudson of Downingtown, PA; and four brothers, Robert DePorter and his wife Debra of Sterling, VA, David DePorter and his wife Dana of Bethesda, MD, Mathew DePorter and his wife Michelle of Wilmington, DE, Kenneth DePorter of Centreville, VA; two nieces and three nephews

Visitation will be Sunday, October 7, 2012 from 6:00PM-8:00PM at the Aycock Funeral Home, Port St. Lucie, FL.

Contributions can be made to the, VA West Palm Beach Hospital, Fisher House.

A Graveside Service will be Monday, October 8, 2012, 9:45 AM at South Florida National Cemetery with honors.

Arrangements are entrusted to Aycock Funeral Home, Port St. Lucie.


South Florida National Cemetery

Lake Worth

Palm Beach County

Florida, USA


Created by: Linda Badgley D’Agostino

Record added: Oct 06, 2012

Find A Grave Memorial# 98367582

Name: Steve DePorter

Email: exam at earthlink dot net

Hometown: , FL

Date: June 23, 2006 – 09:43 AM (pacific)

It is good to see many expressing their memories of Vietnam because it is still very hard for me to do the same. I was a Ranger in Co K 75th Rangers (LRRP) attached to the 4th Div in Pleiku during Dec 68 until I was hit seriously wounded in Feb of 1970. I maintain contact with a few of my brave Ranger Lurp buddies and recently discovered I had saved approximately 100 picture negatives I took while in Nam. While we were on “stand down” I sent usable items to a compound that maintained incurable kids with diseases Americans only read about. The compound was maintained by very brave Nuns of South Vietnam. Keep up the good work and God bless our troops.

Sua Sponte,