Obituaries

Thomas E. Porch, Jr.

October 30, 1966 - March 21, 2020

Tommy “Porky” Porch Jr. 53, passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at his home. Tom was born on October 30, 1966 in Geneva the son of Thomas Sr. and Terri (Ward) Porch.  

He is survived by his life companion in love Ginny Dobbins, his son Brandon (Katy) Moore, his parents Thomas and Terri Porch, two sisters; Tracey (Tony) Jakaitis and Tricia Ordaz, one grandson Liam Moore and his nieces and nephew; Claire, Kelly, Caroline, and John Jakaitis. 

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents David and June Porch, aunt and uncle Constance and Jack Markuson, uncle Clifford “Butch” Ward and brother-in-law Marco Ordaz. 

He was a 1984 graduate of Batavia High School. He was a licensed plumber employed by HD Plumbing. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, football (BEARS), attending concerts and he loved to grill. He enjoyed spending summers at the cabin in Eagle River, WI.  He loved his family, friends, and left his “Maker’s Mark” on life! 

With following the guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19 there will not be any funeral service at this time. A celebration of Tommy’s life will be planned in May or June. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to the Valley Sheltered Workshop, 325 Main Street, Batavia, IL 60510

Guest Book

  • JR Robinson We're so sad. Just love Tommy. He was always happy and put a smile on everyone's face. We will miss him! Our deepest sympathy to Ginny and the entire Porch family.
  • David Moe Tom lived life to the fullest. Always a smile on his face and a hand to help anyone. He died much too young. The Batavia Jr. High family mourns his passing. May you rest in peace, Tom.
  • Brad Black What a great guy, never experienced a bad time with Tom around. Drifted apart as years passed but was lucky enough to run into him a year or so ago and exchange a quick bear hug. RIP my friend
  • Dan Lundberg Grew up with Tommy, don’t remember ever being mad at him. Just too good of a guy. My thoughts and prayers are with Ginny and the rest of the family.
  • Anne Purpura Tommy was a sweet soul when I knew him in Jr. Hi. He had a wonderfully gentle giant appeal and was a joy to have as a student. My thoughts and with his family.
  • Melvin Robey Great memories and good times, on behalf of my family I send our prayers to all of you, and Rest In Peace Tom, will never forget you buddy.
  • Diane Hakes I was so genuinely saddened to hear of Tom's passing. Tom brought such joy and laughter to everyone around him. He truly was larger than life!! (And he lived that life to the fullest!!) I feel blessed just to have known him. He will be missed greatly, but never forgotten. Please accept my deepest sympathies.
  • JAMES CLIFFE So Sad. I was lucky enough to coach Tom in wrestling. A great guy.
  • Rudy J Dubis My thoughts and prayers go out to Tommys family. I knew him through BHS Football and one of the neighborhood kids He always treated me with respect and was a favorite of mine. RIP my friend.