Herman Potrock

Aventura, Fl, Florida

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What a wonderful friend he was to me. I shall treasure that friendship for always deep in my heart. He gave generosity and kindness to all that he met. He taught me so much about life, and I loved listening to all his stories all the time. He was so good to me-and I shall cherish all the memories of all the fun we had-He was Truly a wonderful man. Who spread happiness wherever he went. I shall miss my dinners with him in Aventura, and his kindness. I was lucky to have had him as my...

To the Potrock family, So very sorry to hear this news. RIP MR.POTROCK. I started working for you & Lou. Back in 1985. I so loved the family and was always treated with the upmost respect. A memory comes to mind is the Akron Civic was having Robbie Benson in a play there. They called you and wanted you to feed the entire crew and him and his family (after hours). So we close up and you went around and asked who would stay. I was honored too. It was such a busy night already, but when...

Mr. Potrock hired me in 1966 as a waitress. He certainly knew how to run a restaurant. I'm grateful for many memories I have from those days. There will never be another Lou & Hy's. Jane Umana Chumley

I grew up in Akron. When I moved in the 80's Lou & Hy's was very much missed. It had been a favorite of the entire family. I got to go back once on a visit home. They closed soon afterward. The restaurant can never be replaced or equaled in my memory. Corinne Housley

My husband Fred was a Busboy there for a while in 1975

Dear Ken and Family,

I started working at Lou&Hy's in 1975 when I was a sophomore in high school. I had no previous skills working in a delicatessen or the restaurant business. One busy evening your dad was short staffed and a friend who worked there suggested I could start right away. I put on a waitress uniform grabbed a pad and and pencil and began taking orders. All that evening, and from that moment on Mr. Potrock acted as a high school coach on the sidelines of a big...


Herman's Obituary

Herman "Hy" PotrockRestauranteurHerman "Hy" Potrock, 94, of Aventura, Florida, a devoted family man and gregarious restaurateur who prided himself on delivering only the best quality and friendliest service, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on October 26,...

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