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Alaine Danielle Porter was born on September 14, 1988, at Abington Memorial Hospital to parents Alan and Marlene, and was the middle of three children in her family.
Alaine was raised in Horsham and resided in the Hatboro-Horsham area through adulthood. As the first-born daughter and granddaughter, her entrance into this world was a very special one, filled with celebration and excitement.
Alaine had an infectious smile and laugh. She was an inherently shy and private person, but after you established a relationship with her, she was warm and outgoing.
At a young age, Alaine accepted Jesus as her Savior and was baptized as an expression of faith.
When her younger sister Aliesha came along, Alaine was very protective. She made it her mission to closely watch over her little sister. Alaine also had a special closeness to her cousin Sammy. Their birthdays were a mere 3 days apart, and Sammy was like a second sister.
Throughout her life, Alaine adored spending quality sports-related time with her Dad and big brother Dwayne, who took her under their wing. She was the honorary member of their “boys club”, being an avid fan of the Sixers, Eagles, and Phillies. Later on, this also included her nephews Trey and Alex, whom she adored.
She excelled at the piano in her youth, showing promise with her musical talent. She was the youngest person ever invited to perform a solo piece for their annual holiday concert and recital. Aside from piano, she had a passion for singing and a beautiful voice with the power to command any room. She used this love for singing to join the church choir, and eventually to audition and secure a spot on the Hatboro-Horsham school choir where she was a member from her freshman to senior year.
After graduating from Hatboro-Horsham Senior High School in 2006, Alaine attended college at West Chester University. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in education, with the goal of becoming a teacher. While attending West Chester, she joined the Zeta Gamma chapter of the Phi Sigma Sigma sorority on campus. It was through her sorority, and the subsequent connections made, that she found her sense of home away from home, and made heartfelt and genuine friendships that embraced and empowered Alaine for who she was, and for the woman she was working to become.
After receiving her degree from West Chester University, she worked for a while as an independent contractor for an agency that provided substitute teachers. The career opportunity she was searching for finally came through at Tacony Academy Charter School. At last, Alaine had her very own 2nd grade classroom! She was beloved by her students as firm but very caring. Teaching was a passion of Alaine’s that will continue through her legacy and memory. She touched the lives of so many incredible students, teachers and families.
In 2020, the supreme delight of Alaine's life arrived - her niece, Lila Porter. Alaine adored Lila and lit up with joy each time they were together.
Alaine departed this earth on Sunday, October 8, 2023. She is preceded in death by her grandmother, Ida Mae Porter (d.2015). She is survived by: her parents, father, Alan D. Porter Sr. and mother, Marlene Westbrook; stepfather, Bob Westbrook; brother, Alan “Dwayne” Porter Jr.; sister-in-law, Allie Porter; sister, Aliesha Porter; grandfather, Shepherd Porter; grandmother, Lila Mae Doll Crawford; nephews, Alan III “Trey” Porter and Alex Porter; niece, Lila Porter; and a host of family and friends.
Submitted With Love,