Aline Helen Port, 82, a volunteer at Reston Hospital Center for 10 years, died of cancer Aug. 27 at the Falcons Landing
retirement community in Sterling, where she lived.
She was born in Norwood, England, and moved to the United States at the age of 14. She graduated from Woodrow Wilson
High School in Washington and, in 1946, from Randolph-Macon Woman's College. She worked as an editor for the National
Planning Association and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, both based in Washington.
After she married in 1950, she became a volunteer and homemaker. She volunteered for the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's
Capital in the 1960s. For six years, she lived in Brussels, where her husband was on assignment with NATO, and during that
time, Mrs. Port founded the International Staff Wives' Club of NATO.
A resident of Bethesda for 36 years, she moved to Reston in 1988 and to the Sterling retirement community in 1996.
She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, needlework and sewing. She also enjoyed playing bridge and organized a bridge program in
Her husband, Arthur Tyler Port, died in 2006.
Survivors include two children, Cynthia Hosmer of Napa, Calif., and Christopher Port of Manassas; a sister; and three
-- Patricia Sullivan