Porto, Sr., SMSGT Salvatore P., Airman, Father, Husband and Papa, was called home May 25, 2018. Born February 9, 1937 in Buffalo, NY, he served honorably in the US Air Force for more than 20 years. Upon retirement, he earned his bachelorâ€™s degree from St. Leo College and had a long and successful career with Founderâ€™s Life. An active volunteer, he served on Nativity Catholic Churchâ€™s (Brandon, FL) Parish Council, taught CCD and worked for many years on their Novemberfest in the 1980â€™s. He later founded and ran his own business, L & S Business Services, retiring in 1998. Sal was a devoted father, a loving husband and a generous, kind and incredible grandfather. Mere words cannot define his rare selflessness, tenacity and incredibly giving heart. In recent years, he spent most of his time helping to care for his grandchildren. He leaves behind his devoted wife of 63 years, Lucille; his children, Cindy (Raymond) Chiellini of Columbia, SC, Mary Pena-Roque of Vero Beach, FL, Salvatore P. (Bobbi) Porto, Jr. of Lutz and Kristina (Robert) Blankenship of Hudson, FL; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 PM Tuesday at Dobies Funeral Home, Hudson. A funeral mass will be held at St. James Catholic Church, Port Richey on Wednesday at 10 AM. His final resting place will be at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell.