Adrian J. “Bub” Porter

February 10, 1937 ‒ June 06, 2021

Marengo, Ohio


Adrian J. “Bub” Porter, 84, of Marengo, Ohio passed away Sunday, June 6, 2021 at Marion General Hospital with his family by his side.

He was born on February 10, 1937 in Mt. Gilead to the late Lowell and Evelyn (Joy) Porter and graduated from Marengo High School in 1955. A lifelong farmer, he also worked with Lane Aviation in his younger years, refueling and tending to airplanes. He also owned and operated Croton Elevator along with his sister, Phyllis.

Adrian married Ann Marie (Larkin) in 1954 and together they shared 64 wonderful years of marriage. Adrian helped Ann with her many endeavors and together they managed Rolling Dough Pizzeria for 18 years.  Sadly, Ann passed away in 2019.

He served as a 4-H advisor for the Boots n Saddles club for 20 years. A horseman at heart, he enjoyed woodworking, and being outside with his animals, horses, and mini-donkeys. Adrian took great joy in attending the many activities of his grandchildren. He also favored the families original Fordson Major Diesel tractor recently restored by his son.  Stern and strong he was a good husband and father who will be remembered for his devotion to family.

He is survived by his loving children: Cheryle Porter, Joe (Shirley) Porter, and Chris Squires all of Marengo; his grandchildren: Peter Porter, Andy (Arron) Liszkai, Ross (Megan) Porter, Rilee (Tyler) Rogers, Cara Porter and Sami (Aaron) Roberts; his great-grandchildren: Lily Porter, Ethan Porter, Colten Liszkai, Drew Liszkai, Addi Liszkai, Evelynne Porter, Atlas Porter, Emmery Porter, Kinzlee Rogers, Karson Rogers, Hazel Roberts, Ivy Porter and Ayla Porter, sisters Rita (Bob) Jackson of MA, Phyllis (Les) Marcum of Marengo, extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his son: Jack Porter; infant great grandson: Erich Porter.

Graveside services will be held 11:00 am on Wednesday at Marengo Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to OhioHealth Hospice, 100 McKinley Park Dr., Marion, Ohio 43302.

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  • I had so many fun memories and laughs working with Bub and Ann at Rolling Dough. I can only imagine their reunion in Heaven. Sending prayers of comfort and peace to all of you!

  • I am so very sorry to hear of Bud’s passing. I was very happy to spend time with him and my cousin Anne in 2015. They are now reunited – pain free and in each other arms together forever ♥️.

  • I am so very sorry for your loss! Bub was a good person and I enjoyed sitting and talking with him at the fair when I was younger. He was patient beyond means with the 4-H bunch. He will be missed. Love, prayers and hugs to the Family!

  • Sorry to read of your loss. It doesn’t make any difference how the situation occurs or how long we have to prepare we are never ready for the loss. We have you all in our prayers. Dan

  • I always felt that Anne and Bub treated me like family. I’ll miss them. You have so many great memories to share and help you in the hard days to come.I pray that they will give you strength and peace.
    Love, Maryanne

  • My condolences to all the family. I’m sure he’s at peace now back with Ann. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • To the entire Porter family, May your memories sustain you. It’s a tough time but know that it does get less painful. You will remember him with a smile. Kris VanHorn Rojas

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