Quentin H. “Bud” Porter
October 4, 1929 – February 1, 2020
Q. H. “Bud” Porter, 90, died February 1, 2020, at the Josie Harper Hospice House in Omaha, NE. He was a dedicated and hardworking man, devoted to his family and Catholic faith.
Bud was born October 4, 1929, in Denver, CO. He grew up in Kansas City, KS, where he graduated from Rockhurst High School and attended (then) Rockhurst College. He proudly served in the United States Army in the Korean War; stationed in Turkey, as part of the Army’s Special Operations group. After the service, he was united in Holy Matrimony to Maryann Coles on December 28, 1957; their marriage was blessed with three children.
Bud’s career started in sales and ultimately management, mainly in the paper and shipping container industries. He retired as general manager at Weyerhaeuser Company. After retirement, Bud owned and operated a truck line and a construction business. He devoted much of his free time to his lifelong passion of golf. He was a long-time member of Happy Hollow Club, where he served on the board and over-saw a major construction and remodeling project. Bud also loved baseball. He played minor league baseball in Kansas City, as a young man; and, later in life, coached his son’s little league teams and attended nearly every game of the College World Series, which he treasured doing with family. He also enjoyed making golf clubs, traveling and even piloting a small private plane. He liked guacamole, popcorn (any kind), Notre Dame football, the occasional gin and tonic, and consistently golfing a “94 or 95” well into his 80’s. He will long be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Though Alzheimer’s robbed Bud of many things, he retained his determination, sense of humor and love for life.
Bud is survived by daughters, Criss (Tom) Tritsch and Cindy (Ken) Incontro; son, Greg (Laurie) Porter all of Omaha, NE; grandchildren: Mandy Tritsch, Jon Tritsch, Nick Tritsch, Kalie (Richard) St. Onge, Marina Cisar, Cole Cisar, John Porter and Ann Porter; great-grandchildren, Sawyer and Maisy Tritsch; brother, John (Dorothy) Porter, of Kansas City, MO; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Maryann; parents, Jack and Helen Porter; sister, Margaret; and grandson, Matt Tritsch.
Family will receive friends Wednesday, February 5, 2020, from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel (7805 West Center Road) followed by a VIGIL SERVICE at 7 PM. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Thursday, February 6, 2020, at 10:30am, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church (15353 Pacific St.) INTERMENT: Resurrection Cemetery with military honors by the US Army and Benson VFW Post 2503. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Jesuit Academy or The First Tee of Omaha.