Harry Potter

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SMSGT Harry Roy Potter left this earth on Feb. 4, 2013, EST, at his home in Buriram, Thailand, with his loving wife, Pim Subin Kudram, at his side.

Harry Roy Potter was born Dec.17, 1948, the first child of Gerald Potter and the late Patricia Potter of Susquehanna,

Harry grew up in Starrucca, and Thompson, with most of his teen years at the family farm on Potter Hill Road, Thompson.
After graduating from Susquehanna Community High School in 1966, he attended Penn State University, then entered the US Air Force in July 1968. He proudly served with a career that included duty in VietNam, and worldwide travel to many bases as a flight engineer. He also excelled as a training officer. Harry's service records include many awards, commendations and medals. He also achieved a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Northern Colorado.

After his retirement from the USAF in July 1992, he had various places of employment, then settled in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., in November 2000. Harry returned to Thompson in 2008, then in Sept. 2010 fulfilled his dream to return to Thailand, a country that was very special to him, and where he met and married Pim.

On his passing, he was honored with a traditional Thai funeral. His cremains will be spread in Pattaya Bay, Thailand.
A memorial service will be held in Thompson at the convenience of his family.

Harry was very proud of his beloved children: son, Harry Gerald Potter of Acworth, Ga.; daughter, Christine Marie Potter of Summerville, S.C.; grandson, Mason Potter, of Norman, Okla.; and his former daughter-in-law, Shannon Potter, of Norman, Okla. also survive.

In addition to his wife and father, Harry's survivors include his siblings and their spouses: Marcia and Arthur C. Edel of Downsville, N.Y., John and Donna Potter of Hop Bottom, Brenda and Richard Tiffany of Thompson, Kevin and Jin Potter of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and Charlise and William Albert of Hallstead.

He is also survived by two nieces; seven nephews; a grandniece; a grandnephew; an aunt, Joyce Cline, of Vestal, N.Y.; an uncle, David Potter, of Susquehanna; four cousins and their families; Harry G's mother and stepfather, Pranom and Paul Atcherson of Crestview, Fla., and Christine's mother and stepfather, Lorie and Steve Wayland of Summerville, S.C.

His brother, Roger Potter, predeceased him in 2004.

Harry Roy Potter is greatly missed by all of his family and friends
Published in Susquehanna County Independent from Feb. 20 to Feb. 26, 2013
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