Justin Michael Wakeley, age 26, of North East, died on Friday, December 7, 2012 at UMPC Hamot. He was born on February 4, 1986, in Erie, Pa., to Richard and Lori Sue Wakeley Potthoff, of North East. Justin formerly attended North East High School and was formerly employed at Erie Coke Plant. He loved his two children, Mariah Lynn and Aeden Michael and enjoyed playing football, baseball, basketball, fishing, and hunting. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Roy Smith and Richard Boniface Potthoff. In addition to his parents, Justin will be sadly missed by his children, Mariah Lynn & Aeden Michael Wakeley; brothers, Joseph Potthoff (Amanda) and Cody Potthoff; sisters, Kayla Potthoff and Courtney Potthoff; grandparents, Joan Smith, Merrilee Sharie, Rick Benson, Robert and Karen Wakeley; aunts and uncles, Sherri Lybrook (Ken), Jim Wakeley, Bobby Wakeley (Sharon), Todd Wakeley (Julie), Dayle Weidle (William), Darlene Bayle, Michael Potthoff, Carol Potthoff, Bonnie Wesmiller (John), Gregory Potthoff (Tracy), Jolene Munson (Adam); nieces, Jocelynn and Amelia Potthoff; and several cousins. Friends may call at the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 South Lake Street, on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 and are invited to attend a funeral service on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m., at the funeral home, with Rev. Rick Maas officiating. Interment will be in Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family, in care of the funeral home.
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Elkin Funeral Home
65 South Lake Street North East, PA 16428
Published in the Erie Times-News on Dec. 9, 2012