Alan Leo LaPorta

Events

FROSTBURG - Alan Leo (Mick) LaPorta, 84, of Frostburg, went to be with the Lord and rejoined his parents as he passed away peacefully at WMHS Frostburg Nursing and Rehab on Sunday morning, June 9, 2019, due to long time complications of Parkinson's Disease.
Born Feb. 7, 1935, he was the son of the late Leo J. (Neddie) and Mildred (Stewart) LaPorta of Eckhart. He was a member of Eckhart Baptist Church.
Dad was a loving husband and father. As a young man, he enjoyed soccer and baseball, but was exceptional as a basketball player. Dad served in the US Army as a medic, stationed in Germany. He was an avid gardener, talented builder, woodworker and he loved his dogs. He coached church league basketball. Dad enjoyed projects with his kids and there was no problem he couldn't solve, nothing broken he couldn't mend. He loved anytime his family was together and enjoyed dinners, picnics and everyday visits above all. His love, strength and his support will be his legacy to his family. He taught us how to live by his example and his life blessed us all.
Surviving Mick is the love of this life and wife of 57 years, Carole Jean (Jeanne) LaPorta; son, Michael "Mick" LaPorta and wife, Theresa; and daughter, Julie (LaPorta) O'Connor and husband, John, all of Frostburg; brother-in-law, John Lowery; sister-in-law, Joie Rase, also of Frostburg; nieces, Kristi Rase and Karen Boone and cousins, Mary Francis "Poochie" Kelly, Frank DeLuca and Jim Caldwell. He also leaves behind his sweet pooch, Sadie.
We would like to express our undying gratitude to the caregivers who made Dad's last year at home possible. Karen Hamilton has adopted us all and any quality of life that Dad had was because of her assistance. We are forever in your debt. Laura Lavin, Connie Ritchie and Kim Vanderhout were also sitters that allowed us more time with Dad than a normal home life would've given.
Egle Nursing and Rehab Center in Lonaconing and WMHS Frostburg Nursing and Rehab were wonderful to us all. They gave Dad encouragement and care that he required and we as a family couldn't have asked for kinder folks to trust with Dad's care. We would like to thank Dr. Sidhu and Dr. Naeem and the WVU Neurology Department for their excellent care. One last thank-you to his roommate at Frostburg Nursing and Rehab, Vern Bowman for his kindness and watchfulness. The days were a bit easier knowing Dad had such a friend in you.
There will be a brief service celebrating the life of Alan at Durst Funeral Home, 57 Frost Ave, Frostburg, on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at 1 p.m. with Rev. Larry Burkholder officiating. Family and friends will be received on hour prior to the service.
Graveside services will be private at Eckhart Cemetery officiated by Rev. Matt Eichorn.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Allegany County Animal Shelter, 602 Furnace Street, Cumberland, MD 21502.
Words of comfort may be sent to the family following the obituary at www.durstfuneralhome.com.
Published on June 10, 2019
Send flowers
in memory of Alan
See more

Obituary published in

Guestbook

Print Guestbook

A place to share condolences and memories.

Share your condolences and special memories.
The guestbook expires on September 08, 2019.

Select an emblem

3 posts

Brenda Sagal
Jun 11, 2019
Jeanne, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Enjoy remembering all the happy times.

Brenda Sagal
jim delaney
Jun 11, 2019
My sympathy and prayers to Mick's family. And wishes that my trail friend Julie enjoy her happy memories of her Dad as she bikes the trail.
Brenda Rafferty
Jun 10, 2019
So very sorry for the loss of your dad Mick and Julie. Your families are in my prayers 🙏🏻