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John Potfay

January 21, 2019


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John Potfay, Jr. 100 of Jacksonville passed away peacefully at home on January 21, 2019. He is preceded in death by his wife Beatrice Poteat Potfay, sons; Wayne Potfay and Alan Potfay, two grandsons Stephen Potfay and Alan Michael Potfay, Jr. and parents Anna Yaniga and John Potfay of Waterbury, CT. John is survived by daughter-in-law Sharyn Potfay, grandson Jonathan Potfay, and family, and great grandson Brantson Potfay. John proudly served from 1938-1958 in the United States Navy during WWII and Korean War. He obtained Bachelor of Arts degree from Jacksonville University and became a teacher. John taught at Forrest High School from 1962-1981. John was an active member of Murray Hill Baptist Church. His hobbies included; hiking, travel, boating, dancing, karaoke, and crafts. John was a member of the American Legion Post 137, VFW Post 7909, Fleet Reserve Association, and Florida Retired Educators Association. He will be remembered for his love of life, family, great heart, and determined spirit.
An interment service will be held Monday, February 4, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. at the Jacksonville National Cemetery located at 4083 Lannie Rd., Jax. FL 32218. Pastor Doug Axtell of Murry Hill Baptist Church will officiate. Arrangements have been entrusted to ICS Cremation & Funeral Home.