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Postby cdillon » Tue Jan 17, 2023 9:32 am

Edward A. Porter age 76 of Chicago, IL US Army Vietnam Combat Veteran 2 time Purple Heart Recipient and Retired Chicago Fire Department Battalion Chief, passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2023. Beloved husband of 45 years to late Elizabeth Anne Porter (nee Molloy); devoted son to the late George “Babe” and Frances “Sis” Porter; loving father of Matthew (Elizabeth) Porter, Joseph Porter and Molly (Kevin) Nee; cherished grandfather of Scarlett, James, Anastasia, Daisy and Henry; dear brother of Thomas Porter and George (Caryn) Porter and brother in law of John (Janette) Molloy and Robert (Constance) Molloy; fond uncle and friend to many. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 18th 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, 4727 W. 103rd St., Oak Lawn, IL. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, January 19th prayers from Blake-Lamb Funeral Home at 10:15 a.m. to Queen of Martyrs Church, 10233 S. Central Park Ave., Evergreen Park, IL at 11:00 a.m. Interment Private. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Porter family.


From the RCPA Newsletter August 2022

Documents Required by the Pension Fund

When a RETIRED member passes, the family should immediately notify the pension fund by calling a pension fund representative at 312-235-4596 or by email at The representative will let the family know what benefits are available. If the surviving spouse and or minors/disabled children are entitled to collect a pension the Fund will require the below mention documents unless they are already on file, in addition the Fund will require the surviving spouse to submit the following:

The following documents are required by the fund:

A copy of the official certified marriage certificate.

A copy of the official certified birth certificate for the surviving spouse. Also, if applicable for the biological or adopted minor and or disabled children of the retiree.

Proof that all prior marriages have been terminated. This applies to both the Retiree and the surviving spouse.

A copy of the final judgment of dissolution of marriage or a copy of the certified death certificate.

In addition the surviving spouse must submit the following to the fund:

A copy of the official certified death certificate.

A copy of surviving spouse’s current driver’s license or state ID and if the surviving spouse has a financial representative a copy of the power of attorney.

A copy of the agent’s current driver’s license or state ID.

The entire process begins with the retired member going to the funds website and going to the forms location in filling out the death benefit PDF form as stated above. As time goes on if your beneficiary changes such as death, divorce or otherwise make sure you update that directive and the required forms minor children will remain as beneficiaries until the age of 18 disabled children will remain beneficiaries for life, if a child is adopted have documentation relative to supporting the family relationship with the adopted child available.

Once all this initial required information is gathered make several copies for all interested and affected parties. Most importantly place one of the copies of all this material into a single portfolio ensure that it is delivered to the Pension Board to place on file, well prior to the death of a pensioner. This will ensure that this material is available to them immediately to assist in a timely and efficient redirection of funds and benefits. Once that is done and Pension Board has the information on file. The only thing that you’ll have to add is a certified death certificate after the pensioner’s death and the required picture identification for spouse or attorney.
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