Ferdinand Porjes (b. ??, d. ??) married Eva X

 Abraham Porges (b. 28/09/1843 Szaila, Slovakia, d. ?) (birth certificate)

 Adolf Porges (b. Cajle - Slovakia 1843, d.1931)
        married Hermine (Mina) Koch (Cajle - Slovakia, b. 1844, d.1907) (photo)

Fanny Porges (b. 18xx, d. holocaust), married a lawyer in Budapest Hungary.

The family tree continues below ...

Fanny Porges (b. 18xx, d. holocaust), married a lawyer in Budapest Hungary. They had 2 children.
Fanny and her husband were murdered in public during the Holocaust.
Their bodies were thrown into the Danube.

            Edward (Ede?) Porges (b. Zohor/Slovakia 1882, d. ?) (birth certificate)

                                               Carl Porges

                                      Robert Porges
                                      Eva Porges

                                   Marian Gràner, lives in Budapest (2007)

                                          Ignatz Porges (b. ?, d. holocaust)

                                          Nathan Porges (b. ?, d. holocaust)

Filipp Porges (b. 6/11/1880, d. 8/21/1947) (american naturalization 06/22/1945)
        married Ida Winter (b. 8/12/1887, d.11/1977)

x Armin Porges (b. 9/7/1909, d. 2/11/1977) married Edith Riess (b. 8/10/1913, d. 1/9/2001)

x Evelyn Porges (b.10/7/1942) married William Rubin (b.11/5/1940)

x Gayle Rubin (b. 5/10/1965) married Mark Santamaria (b. 6/18/1961).
           They have 2 children.

x Mark Rubin (b. 5/8/1968) BS Physics and Electrical Engineering  MI

c Joyce Porges (b. 10/10/1944) married Harvey Wallenstein (b. 8/19/1943)

c  David Wallenstein (b. 8/25/1969) married Diane Gittelsohn (b. 2/24/1968).
            They have 3 children.
  Lauri Wallenstein (b. 12/18/1972) married Andrew Beckman(b. 3/1/1972)
            They have 2 children. 

  c Vilma Porges (b. 8/3/1912, d. 4/3/1989) married Ludolf Stern (b. 4/ 23/1907, d. 9/10/1993)

c Irving Stern (b. 12/10/1943) married Brenda Muckelberg (b. 2/18/1945) They have 2 children. 

c Ernest Porges (b. 12/25/1916, d. 5/7/2001) married Frances Arkin (b. 3/9/1923, d. 5/11/1997)

c Phyllis Porges (b. 6/22/1951) married Alan Cohen (b. 5/4/1951).

c Mark David Cohen (b.09/08/1976, d. 31/10/1976)

c Marlene Porges (b. 12/22/1952, d. 12/21/2010)

Source : Evelyn Porges Rubin (2017

Max Porges (b. Zohor Hungary 1886, d. Boston 1965)
          married Yetta (aka Jetta , probably Henrietta) Feldbauer (b. 18xx, d. 1965).
          He was a cabinet maker in Boston. (photo)
      Source : Julie Klas (2013)

Irving Porges (b. 09/02/1912 Massachussetts, d. 12/21/2012), Lives in Peabody Mass. (photo)

Denise Porges (b. 1937) married Gould, in Swampscott, Mass.

Albert Harold Porges (b. 07/02/1939 Massachussetts, d. 02/28/2014)
married  1 Eugenia T IV Copeland 1958 divorced 1970,
married 2 Ann Bonasera,
married 3 Lydia M. D'Eramo (b. 20/07/1955) (Lydia is Albert's 3rd wife).
" Hair Stylist for 48 years (owner of The Looking Glass Salon), and Avid gun collector for 48 years and later
I became a gun dealer of high quality collectible guns.
I have always had a passion for motorcycles.
Ariel Square One was one of the unique ones I had. Also love Porsche.
Exotic Cat Breeder and Director of the Endangered Species Conservation Federation for 4 years.
Avid Harley Davidson rider and avid Gun collector and Dealer in Fine Firearms.
Update 2009 : I raised Snow Leopards and was International Director of the Endangered Species Conservation Federation (LIOC) for 8 years.
I worked with all types of Endangered Species and had my own compound of 7 animals give or take at any one time.
I have finally retired from the working with Exotic Felines."

Scottt L. C. Porges (b. 1958) lives in Wayland, Ma, owner of American Motorcycles
         Daughter : Kelli Porges

Eugenia T V Porges (b. 1960) lives in Provincetown
        and is an artist in residence at Tristan Gallery. In Truro (2010).

Keith A. M. Porges (b. 1964) lives in W. Bridgewater MA and owns Advance Motors
         Children : Kyle Porges, Keith Porges, Matthew Porges
Source : Albert H. Porges (2004, 2009)

Gigi Porges (b. ?, d. ?)
Gerald E. Porges (b. ?, d. ?) lives in Colorado

Armin Porges (b. New York 1913, d. Florida 2002) (photo)
He was in the auto parts recycling business. He served in WWII.
         married Becky Strachman (b. Mass. 1918, d. Florida 1997).
         The family moved from Massachussets to Florida in 1952.

Ann Lois Porges (b. Mass. 1948), attorney, married Phil Dodson, lives in Macon Georgia

Paul David Porges (b. Brockton Mass. 1952) married Susan Cone (b. Cleveland Ohio 1957).
          He is V.P. of a commercial construction company.
          She is an artist specialized in calligraphy and illustration.
          She also designs Ketubots. They live in Cleveland Ohio.

Adam Matthew Porges (b. 1984)
Alexa Jill Porges (b. 1990)

Hermina (Minna) Porges (b. Flint Mich.1916, d. Needham 14/12/2008) (photo)
        married Charles Winter (d. Boston 17/07/2010). Lived in Needham Mass.
        4 children : Donna, Ruth (son : Jonathan Carey), Frank, June and Mark

Irene Porges (b. Reed City Mich. 1918, d. Clearwater, Florida, 11/2018) (photo)
        married David Bloomberg.

Eva Porges (b. Hyde Park Mass. 1920, d. 1934 of ruptured appendix)

Simon Porges (b. ?,d.?)
Salomon (Samuel) Porges (Town Zohor - Bratislava - Slovakia, b. 26/11/1875, d. 30/03/1959) Photo
         married  Helene Spitzer of  Vienna (Sastin Czech, b. 29/01/1879, d.20/06/1965).
         The Spitzers are mentioned in the family tree of Heinrich Porges.
          Served in the Hungarian army for Franz Joseph.   
          Migrated to Boston USA where he was a fruit and produce peddler.
          Moved to New Brunswick NJ in 1925

Dr Nandor Porges (b. 04/1902, d.04/1959) (see Bibliography)  married Pauline Steinberg (b.09/1905, d.06/1957),
          daughter of Blanche Hindus and Louis Steinberg.
          Nandor P. was a research biochemist for the US Dept of Agriculture.

 Dr Arnold B. Porges (DDS) (Presburg - Hungary, b. 05/02/1932) married Eileen Kleiman ( b. 04/06/1936)

Dr Stephanie Porges M.D. (b. 17/08/1963) married Dr Eric Wolfson

Nicole Shaina Wolfson (b. 03/93)

Jennifer Lee Porges (?, b. 26/06/1965)
Gregory Ian Porges (?, b. 12/08/1967)
Marisa Lynn Porges (?, b. 09/1978)

Dr Barbara Porges ( b. 19/11/1936, d. 19/06/2012)
          (Public school principal in Philadelphia), married Burt Cohen (b. 08/12/1933)

Paul Cohen (b. 15/03/58, d. 19/08/91) married Kelli Dietrich (b. 20/11/1958)

Madeleine Elizabeth Dietrich (b. 19/01/1990)

Joshua Cohen (b. 08/03/1961)

Josephine Porges (b. 10/03/1905) married Joseph Sathan (b. 1905, d. 1983)

Robert Sathan (b. 1928) married Rhoda Stern, 2 children
Anita Sathan (b. 1929) married David Monyek, 2 sons

Walter Porges (b. 15/11/1906, d. 01/12/1986)
           married Rella Dorothy Nagy (b. 20/12/1910, d. 22/08/2003)

Dr Roberta Porges Japka (b. 15/10/1933, d.03/06/2017)

Jay B. Japka (b. 1954) married Angie Japka, daughter Jessica
"I was born in Brooklyn NYC, but weaned in Highland Park, NJ which some may say is a distant suburb of NYC (how ya doin). After school I went exploring the USA. I ended my exploration in Los Angeles (yo dude) were I worked selling photographic supplies at a variety of camera stores. This lead to an opportunity as a field technician for a major photographic company in Dallas, TX (Howdy partner). For the next 16 years I honed my selling skills of photographic and video equipment till Norm and Evan pulled me from my humdrum life. I moved to Modesto in spring of 1996 for the second half of my life. I have a wonderful bride (Angie) and I have a beautiful daughter (Jessica) two cats and dog. I'm an endorphin junkie (sometimes needed at Prime Shine) and am proud to say I've finished over 100 triathlons including the Ironman in Hawaii."

David E. Japka (b. 1956) married Dorathy Compra Japka,
           2 children Jillian and Eric
Jonathan R. Japka (b. 1958) married Lynne A. Eichenlaub
           (b. 1958), 1 daughter Alexis Kathleen Japka (b 29/06/1996)
Janice Japka Carl (b. 1958) Married/Divorced Fred Carl,
          1 daughter Michelle Carl

Left to right, Jay Japka, Modesto CA, David Japka, Hollywood CA, Janice Japka Carl, Winter Haven FL, Jonathan Japka, Cherry Hill NJ

Edward "Ned" Porges (b. 22/02/1941) married Barbara Brodsky 1974-1994,
          married 2008(second wife) Phyllis Herzog, elementary special education teacher.
          Retired Professor Emeritus Wash. State Univ. and Highline College Seattle WA.,
          1995-present(2007), real estate agent and investor with Century 21.
          ( Enjoys home brewed beer and motorcycle touring )

Benjamin Porges (b. 01/07/1978), in Seattle, software technician (2007) married Linda Yu

Mile Porges (b. 01/2017)

Bethany Porges (b. 09/06/1983), graduate Simmons College Boston now in San Jose, CA (2007) married Jake Millan ; Child Chance Millan (b.12/2015)

David Nandor Porges (b. 09/12/1985), 3rd year @ Northeastern Univ. Boston (2007)
Jason Eli Porges (b. 09/12/1985), 3rd year student @ Northeastern Univ. Boston (2007)

Norman Porges (b. 23/10/1942) divorced Wilma Gertz
"I was born in New York City and completed my higher education at the University of Denver. I started out in corporate America, traveling the country solving business problems for Fortune 100 companies such as Squibb Pharmaceutical and Beatrice Foods. The tenth move in my 20-year business career was to Modesto to manage a large frozen food distribution and storage facility. I opened the first Prime Shine in 1991 after vowing to “change the way people think about car washing”. I continue to live in Modesto and enjoy good food and wine, extensive travel, and that occasional round of golf. " http://www.primeshine.com/

Ronna Porges ( b. 27/12/1967) married Cary Large
Evan Porges ( b. 30/07/1969)
" I was born in Chicago, raised in both Los Angeles and Modesto and then went to college in Tempe, Arizona. Through college I enjoyed a multitude of jobs including fast order cook, retail sales at Sears, and delivering furniture for one of Phoenix’s premier furniture companies. After graduating from Arizona State University with a degree in Political Science in 1991, I joined a small start up company called Prime Shine Express. Over10 years later, I am proud to have been a vital part of a great team who have conceptualized and created the Prime Shine system." http://www.primeshine.com/

Frederick Porges (Cambridge Mass, b. 29/07/1908, d. 28/09/2006) married Anna Berkow

Judith Porges Hollander (b. 02/20/1942) (jhollan55@msn.com)
          Doctorate in Psychiatric-Mental Health nursing, Indiana University School of nursing

Michael Hollander (b. 09/30/1964), Doctorate in Mathematics, University of Washington
Emmett John Hollander (b. 01/05/1968)

Stephen W. Porges ( b. 06/01/1945) married Dr Sue Carter 

Eric Porges (b. 27/07/1980)

Seth Porges 
Seth Porges is a New York-based writer. His work has appeared in dozens of publications, including Men’s Health, Men’s Journal, PC Magazine, and BusinessWeek. (2007, http://crunchgear.com) (2012 http://www.sethporges.com/)

Ralph Porges (b. 01/1912) married Gertrude Aronson (d.) and Bernice Miller

Ronald Porges ( b. 10/1945) married Judy Goetz

Robby Porges

Norman Porges (b. 10/1950) married Robin Field

Gerald Scott Porges (b. 11/1983)
Kimberly Ann Porges (b. 02/1986)

Mina Porges (b. 13/09/1913, d. 26/03/2007) married Frank Schoenbrunn (d.) and Larry Meyer (d.),
           2 daughters : Marylin (b. 14/7/1941) married William Rix (they have four sons),
                                 Elaine (b. 30/05/1954) married Roger Broyles (they have one daughter)
Rosalie Porges (b. 28/10/1915) married sigfried Marx. Son Richard d. 1956.
         Daughter Barbara married Arnold Tracy (d. 11/2018), they have three daughters.
David W. Porges (b. 15/10/1917, d. 20/01/1988) married Lillian Kuker (b. 24/12/1921, d. 08/15/2001)

Russell E. Porges (b. 04/05/1948) lives in Massachussets,
         married 1972 Ellen S. Liebson (b. 02/03/1950). Live in Mount Laurel, NJ
         Russell is Director of Inventory and Logistics CardioNet Inc Conshohocken, PA
         Ellen works for Social Security Administration, Cherry Hill, NJ (update 03/2007)

Rachel Leigh Porges (b. 18/04/1977),
         Advertising Manager Unilever Corp. Englewood Cliff, NJ
         Lives in Hoboken, NJ      

 Daniel E. Porges (b. 31/03/1980) works for Xenith LLC, married to Lindsey Borr, independent educator. They live in Natick, MA(2011)
"We are also avid wine collectors and I am a long time motorcycle enthusiast"

Donald K. Porges (b. 18/3/1950)
married Kathryn Boxer (b. 05/09/1950). Live in Boynton Beach, FL.
Partner at Porges & Lorah, CPA. http://www.porgesandlorah.com

Matthew S. Porges (b. 08/01/1978) lives in Astoria, NY.
"I am an attorney who has been practicing employment litigation for more than four years. My experience includes conducting depositions, drafting trial court briefs and appellate briefs, drafting complaints, negotiating settlements, and representing clients at mediation, arbitration, and trial. I have represented clients in state and federal courts and before state and federal agencies, including the EEOC and the New York State Division of Human Rights.
I have also handled cases in the areas of federal civil rights, defamation, commercial law, trusts and estates, and landlord-tenant.
I was co-counsel in Fishman v. TBTA, in which a jury in the Southern District of New York found for my client on the client's federal, state, and city claims of religious discrimination and retaliation. The jury returned a verdict of $735,000 plus back pay and costs and fees. 
For more, please see http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/30/nyregion/30tunnel.html
In addition, I recently tried a federal employment law case almost entirely by myself, including giving the opening and closing statements and handling all direct examinations and cross examinations. " (Source : Matthew Porges, 09/2009)

Jonathan T. Porges (b. 18/11/1981) lives in Boynton Beach, FL

This family may be related to the family of Joseph Porges.

Sources : Dr Barbara Porges Cohen (Huntingdon Valley PA), Dr Arnold B. Porges (Penn Valley PA), Frederick Porges (Miami FL), 1993, Stephen Porges (Maryland) 2000, Susan Cone (Susie Porges) 2004, Evelyn Porges Rubin 2007, Mariann Gràber (Hungary) 2007, Matthew Porges (2009), Edward Porges (2018)

Photo album of
the Adolf Porges family

Top row: Father Samuel Porges holding Rosalie, mother Helene Spitzer, Josie, Nandor
Bottom row: Walter (father of Edward "Ned" Porges), Ralph, Mina, Fred. (Not yet born, David)
Boston ca 1915
Source : Edward "Ned" Porges


Adolf (1843-1931) and Mina (1844-1907) Porges


Max (1886,1965) and Jetta (18xx,1965) Porges

Max Porges & Jetta Porges
with their children : Armin, Minna, Irene & Irvin (a.k.a. Irving) Porges

Stephen W. Porges , Ph. D.

Stephen W. Porges

General Research Area:

Developmental psychophysiology;
physiological basis for individual differences in cognitive and affective processing.

Areas of Student Supervision:

Psychophysiology; physiological mechanisms related to individual differences in emotional and behavioral regulation, psychopathology.

Recent Publications:

Porges, S.W. (1995). Orienting in a defensive world: Mammalian modifications of our evolutionary heritage.
A Polyvagal Theory. Psychophysiology,32, 301-318.
Porges, S. W. ( 1997). Emotion: An evolutionary by-product of the neural regulation of the autonomic nervous system. In C. S. Carter, B. Kirkpatrick, & I. I. Lederhendler (Eds.), The integrative neurobiology of affiliation, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.

Stephen Porges is the author of the following patent :

Method and Apparatus for Evaluating Rhythmic Oscillations in Aperiodic Physiological Response Systems.
Patent Number: 4,510,944. April 16, 1985.

In 2001, Stephen W. Porges and his wife Sue Carter moved to Chicago to head the Center for Developmental Psychobiology at the University of Illinois in Chicago (UIC).




UIC has created a new interdisciplinary research unit called the Center for Developmental Psychobiology to explore mind-body interactions through the life-span. Stephen Porges and C. Sue Carter, world-renowned researchers in the field, joined UIC this month and will serve as co-directors

Part of UIC's Institute for Juvenile Research, the center will be an intellectual magnet for scientists interested in social behavior, behavioral pathology, developmental disorders and emotional regulation from several disciplines, including endocrinology, neuro-anatomy, neurobiology, psychiatry and psychology. For Porges and Carter, who are married to one another, the establishment of the center at UIC fulfills their career-long goal of creating an interdisciplinary research center with talented colleagues who share their dedication to studying neuro-biological models of social behavior and translating this knowledge into treatment strategies for clinical populations.

Social and behavioral sciences have long tried to explain and treat such urgent clinical problems as autism, post-traumatic stress disorder, rage, conduct disorders and attention-deficit disorders. "Unfortunately, we still do not understand the causal mechanisms underlying these disorders," Porges said. "We know little about the factors that make one individual vulnerable and another resilient. Treatments based on behavioral, psychological and pharmacological models have had limited success but have fallen far short of the ideal."

An alternate model is needed that incorporates our understanding of human neurobiology and how neuro-biological states mediate and regulate behavior and the range of psychological experiences, Porges said. The new center's research will focus on applying neuro-biological principles and knowledge in developing explanations and treatments for dysfunctional behavior.

"Porges and Carter are real stars in the world of psychobiology," said Dr. Joseph Flaherty, head of psychiatry. "They and their research expand the collective research efforts here in uncovering the mechanisms that govern human behavior and well-being. Their work will bring significant contributions to a bio-psycho-social model of understanding the development of normal and pathological behavior."


Porges and Carter come from the University of Maryland, where Porges was chair of the department of human development and director of the Institute for Child Study and Carter was a distinguished university professor in the department of biology. Porges has been active in several national and international professional organizations. He has served as president of the Society for Psycho-physiological Research and is currently the president of the Federation of Behavioral, Psychological and Cognitive Studies, a consortium of 20 prominent research-oriented societies. He is a fellow of several divisions of the American Psychological Association and a charter fellow of the American Psychological Society.

Porges has been awarded numerous research grants from organizations such as the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Federal Human Resources Service Administration, the Unicorn Children's Foundation and Cure Autism Now. He currently has a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to study the neurobiology of social development in children. He has been awarded a patent for a methodology that enables the dynamic assessment of the neural regulation of the heart. The methodology is being used in more than 100 laboratories worldwide. Porges is currently conducting research on a new biologically based behavioral intervention designed to enhance the social behavior of autistic children. He has written or contributed to more than 200 academic journal articles and publications.

Carter's research has focused on the biology of attachment behavior, particularly in relation to hormones like oxytocin. In addition to her ongoing research supported by the National Institutes of Health, Carter is writing a book on the biology of monogamy. Carter is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the International Society for Behavioral Neuroscience. She is a member of the Animal Behavior Society, the International Academy of Sex Research, the International Society of Psycho-neuro-endocrinology, the International Society for Neuro-endocrinology and the Society for Neurosciences.

She has received grants from the National Science Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation, and currently directs a large program project grant sponsored by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development that examines the developmental consequences of oxytocin. Carter has written or contributed to more than 200 academic journal articles and publications.

February 13, 2001

UIC adopts new psychobiology unit

Feb. 27, 2001
By Marco Caicedo, Staff Writer

Two top researchers of the psycho-social sciences soon will begin their work at the newly created Developmental Psychobiology Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
The husband-and-wife team of Dr. Stephen Porges and Dr. C. Sue Carter, co-directors of the center, will research mind and body interactions starting in the fall. The center will be part of the Institute for Juvenile Research, a branch of the psychiatry department at UIC located on the west campus.
"Porges and Carter are real stars in the world of psychobiology," said Joseph Flaherty, head of the department of psychiatry.
"They and their research expand the collective research efforts here in uncovering the mechanisms that govern human behavior and well-being. Their work will bring significant contributions to a bio-psychosocial model of understanding the development of normal and pathological behavior," Flaherty said.
The center is an interdisciplinary research unit that integrates the psychosocial and biological sciences. Researchers will investigate basic biological processes, seek to understand behavioral disorders and create a treatment mechanism that can be applied in real clinical subjects.
"We are trying to merge with different departments and work on problems such as behaviors and its psychological, social and even physiological factors," Flaherty said.
Research on autism, schizophrenia and attention deficit disorders are among future plans at the center.
Porges, also president of the Federation of Behavioral, Psychological and Cognitive Studies, said the center will have its own location in the Juvenile Research Center that will include laboratories and offices.
Various scientists from research institutions such as Northwestern University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and UIC will work at the center.
Porges said UIC is a strategic location for the center because of its proximity to the Illinois medical district, which includes the UIC Medical Center, the West Side Veteran's Administration Hospital and Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center.
Treatment mechanisms researched at the center might eventually be practiced at the UIC hospital, he said.
Biology, psychology and human development are among UIC departments that will work in conjunction with the research program, Porges said. Graduate students with excellent academic standing will be hired to work at the laboratories and internships for undergraduates are not out of the question.
Porges has been awarded various research grants from organizations such as the National Institute of Child Health and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Federal Human Resources.
He most recently was awarded a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to study neurobiology of social development. The center will be fully funded by grants obtained by Porges and Carter from the National Institute of Health.
Carter has focused her professional research on the biology of attachment behavior. She is writing a book on monogamy that seeks to explain how some hormones cause breaking bonds between mothers and their children during adolescence.

Source : Chicago Flame, The Independent Student Newspaper at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Ned Porges

1974-1994 retired Professor Emeritus Wash. State Univ. and Highline College Seattle WA.,
College of Busn.,Department Chair: Hospitality and Tourism Mngt.

1995-present (2007) real estate agent and investor with Century 21.
Enjoys home brewed beer and motorcycle touring and sharing his life with Phyllis Herzog, elementary special ed teacher.


Porges Children, Seattle WA 2006
Top to bottom, left to right
Jason, Benjamin, David & Bethany

                                                                  Ned Porges

Norman Porges

Norm porges
Norm Porges

Norm Porges is the owner of Prime Shine Express Car Washes, with several locations throughout California's central valley. Porges runs the carwashes with his son, Evan, who is the general manager, and daughter, Ronna, who handles quality control.
In 1984, after 20 years of traveling the country for Fortune 100 companies, Porges settled in Modesto, Calif. as West Coast vice president of a cold storage distribution company.
Porges opened the first Prime Shine Express location in 1991.
Porges is a supporter of the arts and believes in contributing to the educational needs of the community. He has served on the boards of the Rotary Club, Modesto Symphony, Modesto Chamber of Commerce, California State University, Stanislaus and Del Rio Country Club. Some of the many distinguished awards presented to Porges or his company include Small Business of the Year, the Five-Star Customer Service Award and the Sam Walton Business Leader Award

Source : http://www.primeshine.com/

Norm Porges Receives Sam Walton Business Leader of the Year Award

norm porges  & Co
Norm Porges shares his Business Leader Award with his staff at Prime Shine Express.
Pictured left to right are: Tim Harms, Ronna Large, Wilma Porges, Norm Porges,
Jay Japka, Evan Porges, Ken Smith, and Carie Yohannan.

Norm Porges was presented the Sam Walton Business Leader Award by Linda Holway of Wal-Mart at the October Chamber Board meeting.  Porges received the honor in recognition of his contributions to the community and for exemplifying the principles of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton.
Porges told the Chamber Board, “When we opened our doors in 1991, one of our guiding principles was to become active in our community and to give back to those communities that help make Prime Shine Express successful,” . Prime Shine currently has five locations in Modesto, Ceres, Turlock and Merced, and further expansion is planned, Porges said.
“To receive this award named in honor of an individual I truly respect and admire is just amazing,” he said. Developed in 1995, to-date Wal-Mart has donated more than $700,000 to Chambers across the country in honor of their local award recipients. Past Modesto award winners include David Halvorson of American Chevrolet and Royal Robbins, owner of Royal Robbins, Inc.

Source : Modesto Progress, An Award Winning Publication Recognized by the American Chamber of Commerce and Western Association of Chamber Executives

Scottt Porges
Scottt Porges

Owner of American Motorcycle Service in Framingham, Massachussets.

Web site : http://www.highly-dangerous.com/


Albert Harold "Al" Porges

My Bike is a 1998 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail.
I live in Mass.
Have done many rides but this summer, Montreal from Boston was great.
This early spring, went fly-and-drive through Harley to Arizona and did Sedona, Cave Creek, Oak Creek Canyon, Grand Canyon and Monument Valley along with Santa Fe, but of course, had to go through Winslow, AZ and stand on the corner. 2000 mile trip of a lifetime.
Can't wait to do it again. Good riding.
Al Porges




Eugenia Porges

" Originally from Boston, I am primarily a self-taught artist but also studied at The Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston. I began showing my work in Provincetown in 1997.
My experience over the past thirty years has varied from more traditional mediums including wood sculpture, oil painting, and drawing, to highly detailed antique and mechanical restorations. During this same period I have collected objects including salvaged hardwoods, metals, glass, and antique hardware. About twelve years ago I began to incorporate the skills and techniques that I have learned with my collection of objects. Through physical manipulation of these materials, along with the incorporation of key elements such as old photos and nostalgic icons, I try to create works conveying an intimate narrative.
There have been a number of artists and art movements that have influenced my philosophy and artwork over the years. Among them are artists of the Dada and Surrealist movements. Their unconventional mediums of expression have inspired my attempts to use items discarded by society as raw materials in expressing an often-subjective message."


Ede, Abraham and Ferdinand Porges

Courtesy of Mariann Gràner (Budapest) 2007