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Harold M. Potts

May 25, 1948 January 6, 2021
Harold M. Potts
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Obituary for Harold M. Potts

Harold (Hal) M. Potts, born May 25, 1948, passed away on January 6, 2021 at the age of 72 from a short but valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Valerie; 2 children, Lisa Lopresto and Mike (Diana); 4 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; sister, Dawn (Dave) Kapral and brother, Daniel, who predeceased him; and many nieces and nephews.

Hal had a long career in industrial engineering and sales and was still employed by Atlas Technologies.

Ever the conscientious employee, Hal’s real passion was boating. He became a licensed captain and was happiest when he was on the water. He and Val had a boat at the Detroit Yacht Club for many years, then at Toledo Beach.

Hal also loved to travel and was fortunate to have traveled extensively over the last 40 years both for business and for pleasure. His favorite trips by far were the many times when he and Val cruised the British Virgin Islands with friends and he was the Captain of their charter boat.

Eight years ago Hal became a licensed minister and performed many marriage services for family and friends. The ceremonies were very meaningful, including Hal’s personal and loving comments.

Hal was a Master Mason since 1983 and a member of the Soujourners Lodge in Detroit.

Per his wishes, no funeral services are planned. Instead he would like his friends and family to have a drink in his honor and share happy memories.


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