Sewall B Potter

June 8, 1918March 26, 2013

Potter, Sewall “Saul” B. of Dedham, formerly of Newton. Entered into rest on March 26, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Ethel (Scholnick) Potter. Dear son of the late Jacob & Sophia Podolsky. Devoted father of Peter G. Potter of San Diego, CA and Pamela Potter and her husband Robert Radwin of Madison, WI. Loving brother of Ann Lane of Richmond VA. Cherished grandfather of Sydney Radwin.

He graduated from Boston Latin School and Harvard University, and later earned a PhD in Musicology from Boston University. He was a World War II veteran, serving as a Sergeant with the 9th Air Force in the European Theater. He authored several books in Music History and Education, was an accomplished pianist and composer, and an educator for more than 40 years, retiring from the faculty of Roxbury Community College in 2000.

A graveside service will be held at on Wednesday, April 3rd at 11:00AM at Beth El Cemetery, 776 Baker Street, W. Roxbury, MA.


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April 4, 2013

Dear Peter & Pam, I am so sorry about your dad's passing. He was such a great person, your mother too. They were such good mentors for me, and taught me so much about Yiddish & music. So sorry, time is so short. It seems like yesterday that we were all singing together. Shelley Drazen

Liz Wollheim

April 2, 2013

Dear Peter and Pam,
Although it's been decades since we've been in touch, I have very strong loving memories of Ethel and Saul from our shared years in Hull. They were both examples to me of individuality, brilliance, and integrity. I hope Saul's long life was filled with love and happiness. I'm not able to come to the service but if you are sitting Shiva I'd like to pay my respects. Love to both of you, Liz (Wollheim)

Jim Colman

April 2, 2013

He was great at directing us in musicals when I was in my late teens in the early seventies in Man of La Mancha and The Boyfriend, where I was also taught to dance a little, at the Nantasket Youth Center. All my memories of him, which was a long time ago, were all good and kind and deserving of respect.