Christopher E. Porter, age 40, resident of 2519 Sherwood Drive, Erie, PA, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 14, 2012. Born on July 14, 1971 in Meadville, PA, Christopher was a son of Ethel Irene Spears Porter and the late Stuart Rowland Porter.

Porter, Christopher E.Living most of his life in Erie, Christopher attended Iroquois High School and Triangle Tech where he studied to become an electrician. Following the completion of his education, he became a certified electrician joining the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local # 56 of Erie, PA. He worked for the Local from 1998 until the present.

Christopher had many interests and skills including, music, photography and video production. He appreciated being in the outdoors where he enjoyed hunting and fishing. One of the special things he did was to construct his own fishing boat. Other interests included playing games of skill, especially chess. Christopher had a quick wit and a keen curiosity in learning new things.

Surviving family members of Christopher in addition to his mother – Ethel Porter of Erie include his former wife – Anna Sheldon of Lake City; three sons – Evan James Porter and his?fianc?, Shawna and their daughter – Harper Rose of Meadville; Matthew Porter of Lake City, and Joshua Porter of Lake City; a daughter – Riley Porter of Lake City; four sisters – Jeanine Stiver of Erie, Janice Porter of Sacramento, CA, Judy Dahl of Phoenix, AR, and Cherie Sheldon of Girard; and three brothers -Steven Porter of Girard; Dean Porter of Erie and Keith Porter of Erie. Many nieces and nephews also survive.

Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home, 335 Venango Avenue, Cambridge Springs on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9. A time of sharing will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday at 2:00 p.m.