Valerie Ann Porter, age 41, resident of 21293 Center Street Ext., Cambridge Springs, PA, passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh shortly after being admitted. She had been a patient at Hamot Medical Center, Erie, PA since last Thursday. Born in Meadville, PA on August 13, 1971, Valerie was the daughter of Gary Winsor and Janice Dunton Winsor Thayer. She was married to Michael Steven Porter on April 8, 1995 and he survives.

Porter, Valerie AnnFollowing graduation from Cambridge Springs High School with the Class of 1990, Valerie became a pharmacy technician. She was employed by Care Apothecary in Meadville for about 10 years. She then became a server at Venango Valley where she enjoyed working with Kim and Durbin. Valerie treasured her dogs, especially her two Corgis – Babe and Cash.

Surviving Valerie, in addition to her loving husband, is a twin daughter – Ashlee Deanne and a twin son – Michael Steven, both living at home; her father – Gary Alan Winsor and his wife, Pat of Saegertown and her mother – Janice Thayer and her husband, Greg of Cambridge Springs; her father and mother-in-law – John and Gigi Porter of Cambridge Springs; her grandmother – Betty Bisbee of Saegertown; and her step grandmother – Norma Dunton of Arkansas. In addition, two brothers survive – Scott Alan Winsor and his wife, Christine of Cambridge Springs and Stephan Alan Winsor and his wife, Nikki of Venango; a sister and brother-in-law – Todd and Marcy Confer of Venango; and a step sister – Melissa DeVore and her husband, Chris of Cambridge Springs. Valerie is also survived by several aunts and uncles including Bonnie Winsor Banic who donated her kidney in 2009 to provide Val with a better life. Also, nieces and nephews – Mahayla and Carson Winsor; Lenny, Nick, and Marcy Winkler; Brandi and Logan; and Tony and Lucas Confer. Valerie was preceded in death by her grandparents – Sonny and Barb Winsor and Buck Bisbee.

Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9. A Memorial service will be held at the Cambridge Springs First Baptist Church, 339 South Main Street, Cambridge Springs on Saturday morning at 11:00 with Reverend Daren Barnett, pastor, officiating.

Memorial gifts may be given to the National Kidney Foundation, 3109 Forbes Avenue, Ste 101, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.