RIP Raymond 'Bernie' Potter: 1956 - 2016

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We are saddened to report that one of our area’s most famous sons, Raymond 'Bernie' Potter has passed away. Bernie was just 59. A celebration of life will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at Edward L. Kelly Funeral Home, 1019 US Route 9, Schroon Lake, NY.

The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be offered for the future benefits to those in need. You can leave those donations at Schroon’s Timberwolf Pub or via post to the Timberwolf Pub, P.O. Box 217, Schroon Lake, NY 12870.

Bernie passed away Friday, January, 29, 2016, at his home in North Hudson with his loving family by his side.

From Bernie’s Official Obit, from the Post-Star: “He was born Sept. 1, 1956, in Ticonderoga, New York, the son of the late Clarence C. and Alice E. Rowe Potter.

He was also predeceased by his brother John Potter and his sister-in-law Susan Potter. Raymond was a graduate of Schroon Lake Central School and was employed as a field technician by Green Mountain Pipeline Services of Royalton, Vermont.

Raymond enjoyed karaoke, snowmobiling and riding his motorcycle. He loved tinkering on cars and most of all playing with his grandson. He had an immense heart and readily opened his home to those in need.

Raymond is survived by his wife of 33 years, Sarah Thompson Potter of North Hudson; his son, Brandon (Kayla) Potter of Pottersville; his daughter, Jessica Potter; and his grandson, Benjamin Potter of Pottersville; his loving niece, April (Ryan) Bessey of North Hudson; his siblings, Robert (Kathy) Potter of Clifton Park, Louise (Joseph) Thompson of Howard, Colorado, Thomas Potter of Chestertown, Susan (James) Beck of Brockport, Rebecca Potter of Fort Pierce, Florida and Richard Potter of Watervliet; his aunt, Constance (Potter) Jenks of Paradox; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

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