Born November 7, 1945, in Honesdale, PA, he was the son of Anthony and Gertrude Blake Potocki.
On August 14, 1968, in Bradford, NY, he married the former Sandra S. Makosky, who survives.
A graduate of Honesdale High School and Bloomsburg University, he was employed as a business teacher at Cowanesque Valley High School for 37 years, retiring in 2003.
Surviving besides his wife, Sandra, are: four children, Cheryl Potocki of Allentown, PA, Marie (Richard, Jr.) Russell of Coudersport, PA, Blake (Mindy) Potocki of Pilesgrove, NJ, and Melissa (Matt Deal) Potocki of Honey Brook, PA; seven grandchildren, Lucas Woods, Logan Woods, Jeanine Potocki, Sydney Potocki, Collin Potocki, Alia Russell, and Sadie Russell; and a sister, Ann Potocki of Honesdale. He was predeceased by his parents; and an infant son, Christopher Potocki.
A gathering for family and friends will be announced at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Teacher’s Pet Rescue, 19 Blackberry Lane, Coudersport, PA 16915 or Ulysses Library, P.O. Box 316, Ulysses, PA 16948.
The family is being assisted by the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.