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Charles W. Potter

December 2, 2008

Charles W. Potter, 84, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Tuesday afternoon at Hospice Community Care, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.

Born on December 6, 1923, in Kingston, Charles was a son of the late John and Mary Feldman Potters. He was a member of St. Boniface Church, Wilkes-Barre, and an Army veteran, serving during World War II. He was formerly employed at Motor Twins for 22 years and retired from the Wilkes-Barre Area School District after 17 years.

Charles’ favorite hobby was woodworking, and he proudly displayed his handmade toys at many of the local craft shows each year.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, William and John; and by his sister, Betty Bristol.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, the former Rosemary Weisheit; sons, Charles Potter and his wife, Shirley, West Wyoming, Richard Potter and his wife, Ann Marie, Plains Township, and Ronald Potter, Wilkes-Barre; daughter, Colleen Dubil and her husband, Ronnie, Wilkes-Barre; grandchildren, Richard, Charles, James, Christopher, Shawn, Bryan, Danielle and Nicholas Potter, and Corey Dubil; great-grandchildren, Roan, Logan, Katherine and Julianne Potter; nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Boniface Church, 225 Blackman Street, Wilkes-Barre. The Rev. James E. McGahagan will officiate. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township.

There will be no calling hours. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre.

The family would like to thank all of the staff from Hospice Community Care for the outstanding care given to Mr. Potter during his illness. Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to Hospice Community Care, 601 Wyoming Avenue, Kingston, PA 18704.

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