CONNEAUT - Edward C. Potter, 74 of Conneaut, died Saturday, June 29, 2002 at
the Cleveland Clinic.
Mr. Potter was born July 9, 1927, the son of Jesse and Mary (Brennan) Potter. He attended school in Ashtabula and then entered the Unites States Navy and served from 1944-1946. He re-enlisted in the United States Army to serve his country during the Korean Conflict from 1948-1952 until he was honorably discharged as sergeant after receiving the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.
He came to Conneaut to work for the Pittsburgh and Conneaut Dock Co. for several years as a welder. He went on to work for the New York Central Railroad also as a welder for and later retired from the Saybrook True Temper Factory in 1985 as a welder.
He was a past commodore of the Lake Erie Boat Club for many years and a trustee. He also served on the Conneaut Port Authority as dockmaster.
He was past president of the Conneaut Athletic Boosters and received the John Yesso Fan of the Year award in 1977 for Conneaut High School.
Mr. Potter was a member of St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, the American Legion Cowle Post 151, the Loyal Order of the Moose, the Knights of Columbus 627 and the Ashtabula Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He enjoyed boating, fishing, traveling and spend time with his family and grandchildren. He also bowled for many years in the Sunday Mixed and Industrial leagues in Conneaut.
He is survived by his wife Louise (Godzsak) Potter, whom he married
Dec. 1, 1951, one son, James of Kingsville, and two grandchildren, Joseph Potter of Kingsville and Jason Potter, serving in the Unites States Air Force, Tucson , Ariz.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Leroy, Ralph and Donald, and two sisters Dorothy Beatty and Mary Greer.
Mass of the Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, 10 a.m. at St. Mary Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Raymond Thomas officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Conneaut ,where the American Legion 151 Honor Squadron will conduct full military rites.
Calling hours will be held Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Raisian Family Funeral Home, 581 Harbor St. The Knights of Columbus will conduct fraternal services at 8:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Mary Church or Station Three Rescue Squad. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.