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Jim Porteus, 80; Oneonta Native, Truck Enthusiast

IN MEMORIAM: Jim Porteus, 80;

Oneonta Native, Truck Enthusiast

Oneontan Jim Porteus

ONEONTA – Oneonta native E. James “Jim” Porteus, 80, of Bozeman, Mont., a truck driver and truck enthusiast, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019.

He was born April 23, 1939, in Oneonta, to James E. and Fanny Ida (Potter) Porteus.  Jim served his country in the Army.  On January 20, 1968 Jim and Joann welcomed their son, Curt.

Jim was a member of the Eagles and loved attending any antique truck/tractor show that he could.  This year he was able to attend the 20th annual Brockway Truck show in Cortland, and he had the time of his life.

Welcome Back Worcester General Store!

Welcome Back, Worcester General Store!

Charlotte McGucken, left, weighs out turkey under the eye of her mother Liz for the first sandwiches of the newly- reopened Worcester General Store. Charlotte is in town for a few days before she is deployed in Germany as an Army Medic.  The store had a lunch-hour rush on their "soft opening" today, with a formal Grand Opening scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 29 (Ian Austin/allotsego.com)
Charlotte McGucken, left, weighs out turkey under the eye of her mother Liz for the first sandwiches of the newly- reopened Worcester General Store. Charlotte is in town for a few days before she is deployed in Germany as an Army Medic. The store had a lunch-hour rush on their “soft opening” today, with a formal Grand Opening scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 29 (Ian Austin/allotsego.com)
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