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1963 John 2021

John Burton Porche

May 26, 1963 — February 14, 2021

John B. Porche', 57, passed away on February 14, 2021. He was an advocate for organ donation and was able to help many recipients upon his passing.He was born in Zainesville, OH to JB & Elizabeth Porche'. John and his family moved from Zainesville to Asheville, NC as a child, then in the early 70's to St. Petersburg, FL. John met his wife, Yvonne Feliciano, in Florida where they first bonded over music and much laughter. They eventually settled in Marietta, GA and on December 15, 2020 celebrated their 30th anniversary. He spent many years as a technical writer where he was able to hone his amazing literacy skills. If you knew John, you definitely received an email from him that would bring tears of laughter to your face. When his wife traveled, she would eagerly anticipate the nightly email or phone call from him describing his day's adventures that always made her belly laugh. His sister Teresa Mann, nephews and other family and friends were among the many recipients of his hilarious prose.John's love of his family, friends, dogs (Goober, Holden, Sneetch & Ike), music, writing, nature (whether it was the mountains, beach or his own backyard), cooking and college football, knew no bounds. His various soups were absolutely amazing and just one taste would get you hooked forever. He also painted and sketched when the mood struck with some of his artwork hanging in his home. He was an alumni of the University of Florida. If he saw someone wearing any Gator attire while out, he'd smile and say "Go Gators". His love of college football and his Gators was intense. Once Labor Day weekend came along, his Saturdays would be booked until January. One of his favorite activities was watching college football on Saturdays with his best friend Matt Benard. They would cook, cheer and yell at the TV all day. His neighbor Larry once put some FSU stickers in John's yard. John reciprocated by screwing a Gator tag over the license plate on Larry's truck.He was passionate about music and while at UF was a DJ. His love of music was infectious. If you said I love this band, he'd instantly introduce you to different bands with the same type of sound. He was just as passionate about reading. There were many nights he would pull a book off their library shelf and read aloud favorite parts laying in bed laughing. Confederacy of Dunces was one of his favorite books to read aloud, as he knew it would make his wife shed tears of laughter.He is survived by his wife, Yvonne Feliciano; Sister, Teresa Mann (Gary Mann); Nephews: Russ Mann (Hillary Mann), Brian Mann (Lauren Mann) and John Mann (Christine Mann), In addition, he is survived by many beloved nieces-in-law, nephews-in-law, great-nieces, great-nephews and extended family and friends.He was preceded in death by his parents, JB Porche' and Elizabeth Rose Porche', along with his maternal and paternal grandparents. At a later date, there will be a private celebration of his life at his beloved mountains in Asheville, NC, where many happy vacations were spent. Please consider a donation, made in his honor, to his favorite charity, Our Pal's Place. They are a local wonderful rescue and pet adoption facility from which Ike was adopted. At the top of the website page you will find a "Donate in memory of John B. Porche"� button:opp.ourpalsplace.orgTo quote John from Goober's Tribute "And today, as I held her head as she passed away, she gave me one of the most precious gifts of all. The realization of the transitory nature of life, the joy in simple interactions and the love that only a dog can give."
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