Arland Steve “White Cloud” Porter

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 28 February 2023 at 2:10 pm

MEDINA – Arland Steve “White Cloud” Porter, 70, of Six Nations, Canada, passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at Buffalo General with his loving family at his side.

Born on September 10, 1952 in Ohsweken, Ontario, he was the son of the late Arland R. and Elizabeth Ann (Johnson) Porter.

On April 28, 1973, Arland married the late, former Catharine Pinson. He was employed as a Supervisor at Brunner International Inc., retiring in 2019. He enjoyed listening and playing music and was the lead singer for the Indian Brotherhood Band and Mystic Warrior. He was a sports enthusiast and an avid Buffalo Bills fan. Steve had a love for reading and had an extensive library and enjoyed collecting stamps. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family.

He is survived by his children, Brandon Jonathan of Fort Erie, Canada, Joshua “Jake” Porter of Medina, Shawn Porter of Six Nations, Canada, and Patrick Porter of Medina; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are three siblings, Joe Porter of Mobert, Ontario, Mark (Kristen) Porter of Grand Island, NY, and Berylann (Don) Keyes of Medina; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Most of all, he cherished being cared for by his devoted grand-daughters, Poodie and Peeparoonie.

Besides his parents and wife, Steve is predeceased by his sister, Ellie Schoolcraft and sister-in-law, Helen Porter.

Relatives and friends may call on Friday, March 3, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St. Medina, NY 14103. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 4, at 2 p.m. at Styres Funeral Home, 1798 4th Line, Ohsweken, ON NOA, 1 MO Canada. Burial will be in the Six Nations Cemetery in Canada.

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