1960 – 2014
AUGUSTA — Markum T. Porter, 54, of Augusta, died unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, Dec. 23.
He was born in Houlton on Oct. 10, 1960. Markum graduated from Gardiner High School in 1978.
During his early 20s, Mark spent a brief period of time living in Louisiana, working as a contractor on offshore oil rigs, before moving back to New England to raise his family. The first couple of years were spent in Vermont, before finally settling on Augusta, where he would remain for the rest of his life.
He was employed at Gates Formed Fiber Co. in Auburn, where he held a variety of job titles for over 20 years.
Mark was an avid sports fan, enjoying the Red Sox, Boston Bruins and the Celtics; his favorite, however, being the New England Patriots. His loyalty went as far as rooting for the teams that would best support the Pats’ playoff chances with a victory or two.
Mark also enjoyed a good game of poker. With his formidable poker face, he could occasionally find himself up $1 or $2 during those loved Friday night penny poker tournaments at the Cotnoir residence.
Mark especially enjoyed spending time outdoors with his family and friends, a passion he passed on to both of his daughters. He loved hiking and camping in the woods and mountains of Maine. He enjoyed vacationing up north at the family camp in Sherman Mills, where activities included late night card games, swimming, fishing and bonfires on the beach.
His sense of adventure also took him to the skies through skydiving, small airplane rides and his most recent plans to go zip-lining at Sunday River.
He is survived by his daughters, Amanda Porter and boyfriend, Obie Spear, of Portland and Jennifer Glenn and husband, William Glenn, of Grovetown, Ga.; and his father, Darrell, and stepmother, Norma Porter, of Farmingdale.
He was predeceased by his mother, Gladys Gould Porter.