Cumberland Times-News


July 9, 2014

KARL J. PORTMESS [Cresaptown]

— CRESAPTOWN — Karl Joseph Portmess, of Cresaptown, passed away June 30 at his home in Odenton, with many loved ones by his side.

Joe was born Dec. 27, 1935. He was the son of Vernon Portmess and Leah Weller Portmess.

Joe graduated from Allegany High School in 1953 and immediately enlisted into the United States Marine Corps where he served for four years. He later enlisted into the U.S. Air Force where he served for 12 years.

Joe moved to Metairie, La., in the early ’80s and worked for Jefferson Parrish as a Utility Engineer until the late 1990s when he retired and moved back to Cumberland.

In 2010 he married Vicki Gover from Odenton.

In addition to his wife he is survived by a sister, Mary Portmess Smith and husband Willie of Cumberland and a sister, Sandra Jean Portmess Smith of Cumberland, and a host of nieces and nephews.

 A private service was held in Bowie, on July 3, 2014.

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