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Donald R. Potter

May 1, 1978 - December 30, 2009

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Donald R. Potter, 31, from the Town of Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at his residence.

Donald was born on May 1, 1978, a son of John and Shirley (Gober) Potter, in New Hartford, NY. He attended Poland Central School. Donald worked for himself as a mechanic and logger.

Donald was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was also a devoted son, brother, father, uncle and friend. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him.

He is survived by his beloved children, Travis and Kayla Potter of Herkimer; his parents, John and Shirley Potter of Cold Brook, NY; his sisters, Stella Lanphere and her husband, Dale of Dolgeville, Terri Farber and her husband, Chris of Remsen, Janet Brusard of New Hampshire, Dana Potter of Dolgeville, and Jamie Potter and her fiancé Mike Tobin of Ilion; his brothers, William Potter and his wife Sandy of Remsen, Robert Potter and his wife Tammy of Remsen, and John Potter and his wife Molly of Remsen; 21 nieces and nephews as well as 19 great nieces and nephews; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Donald had many special friends including his best friend and girlfriend, April Griffith and her son Randy, who he loved so. He was predeceased by his loving brothers and sister, Arron Israel, James Potter, and infant Julie Potter.

There will be no calling hours and a private memorial service will be held at the Lanphere residence in Dolgeville. Inurnment will be held in Curtiss Corner’s Cemetery, Town of Salisbury, in the spring. Funeral arrangements are with Miller-Plonka Funeral Home, 30 Wolf Street, Dolgeville, New York.

The family has asked if anyone wishes to make a memorial contribution that they can be made to his children at John and Shirley Potter, 139 Coleman Rd., Cold Brook, NY 13324, c/o Travis and Kayla Potter.

To place an online message of sympathy to Donald’s family, please sign the guestbook.


Born: May 1, 1978
Place of Birth: New Hartford, NY USA
Death: December 30, 2009
Place of Death: Town of Ohio, NY USA
Occupation: Self-Employed
Hobbies: Hunting and Fishing

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