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In Memory: Justin Darin Porter, Age 57

Obituary - Justin Darin PorterJustin Darin Porter – known as Darin Porter – passed away on January 06, 2024 after a long and valiant battle with cancer. Born on August 22, 1966, in Phoenix, Arizona, he brought joy and light into the world from the very beginning.

As anyone who knew Darin can attest, he loved football. But even more than football, he was a loving father and son. Darin was a beloved son to his parents, Bruce Porter and Donna Toth, and to his step-parents, Zsolt Toth and Margaret Porter. Darin’s legacy lives on through his daughters Channing Johnson, Grace Porter, and Audrey Porter, his son, Justin Porter, and his son-in-law, Jacob Johnson. Though his daughter Evelyn Porter preceded him in death, her memory was a constant beacon of love in his life. He was a father who led by example, teaching his children the values of integrity, generosity, and resilience.

Darin moved from Chicago to Rye his freshman year. When looking where to move, the critical factor to consider was if the town had a good football team. By luck of the draw, Rye beat out Harrison as the place to live. It’s unthinkable to consider otherwise.

Darin graduated from Lehigh University in 1989 where he earned a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in International Business/International Relations with a minor in Economics. He was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity where he shared a room with another Rye resident, Dirk Friedkin and with Smokey the fraternity mascot. Darin rescued and nursed Smokey back to health after being hit by a car. And, of course, Darin was a linebacker at Lehigh University. Besides football, his other interests were golf, lacrosse, skiing, tennis, and poker.

After college, Darin had an impressive career in the financial services industry . He was a Senior Vice President/Managing Director – as well as financial advisor and business developer for international companies such as Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, MF Global, Inc., Reuters Insight, ThinkEquity Partners, and Schwab SoundView Capital Markets/SoundView Technology Group.

Darin was a beacon of light in this world, and his legacy will continue to shine through the lives of his beloved family and the many people he inspired along his journey. A private memorial service will be held at a future date.


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