Robert Charles Porto was born to Eugene M. Porto and Madolina F. Porto on Aug. 19, 1969 in Globe, Az. He was the second son born of six children. Robert had a half-sister Cheryl Ann (Edward Mendoza) Porto from his father Eugene, an older brother, Eugene (Kate) Porto III, younger sister Claudia Porto and younger brother John Porto. As a child he was very athletic. In school he played baseball and football. At a young age Robert had his first child Christopher Porto with his high school sweetheart, Michelle (Twohey) Reveles, the year he graduated from Miami High School in 1987, followed by his daughter Chandra Porto in 1988.
He had a love for the outdoors; fishing, camping, 4-wheeling and hunting and working hands-on. When he wasn’t working Robert loved having a good time, partying and making memories. He had many life-long friends he grew up with since elementary school and continued friendships through his 52 years of life. Through all his travels and life experiences he made many more friendships and lasting impressions. If you ever met Robert, the first thing that would stand out is his smile. His personality was very outgoing and fun. Characteristically he was funny and outspoken, was tough yet had the kindest heart. He always had something clever to say or a good debate with his own opinion. Right out of high school he went to work at the mines in Globe-Miami; he also eventually became and EMT. He was an amazing craftsman and could fix anything. The passion he had for fixing vehicles led him into his career as a heavy-duty mechanic, which he continued to expand on and learn to his very last days. His knowledge and skill allowed him to work and travel around the world including Germany, Africa, Brazil and many places in the USA.
Robert had eight grandkids, whom he loved tremendously. From the birth of his first granddaughter to his last granddaughter, he made the time and effort whether he was miles away or making personal and lasting memories which are undoubtedly going to be missed.
He is preceded in death by his father Eugene M. Porto and his mother Madolina F. Porto.
He leaves behind his son Christopher (Crystal) Porto, his daughter Chandra (Ronnie) Porto, his grandkids Kaylynn, Jazmine, Abbygail, LillyAnna, Izayah, Gianna, Jeremiah and Kaliyah, and his brothers and sisters.
A Celebration of Life for Roberto Porto is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 at 10 a.m. at Living Waters Church in Globe with interment to follow at Globe Cemetery.
Assisting the family; Lamont Mortuary of Globe.